Assistant Editor

Washington, DC /
Editorial /
/ On-site
About The Dispatch:

At a time of growing industry uncertainty and an alarming erosion of civic discourse, The Dispatch stands out as a platform for thoughtful coverage, respectful dialogue and a wildly engaged community of paying members. We bring a perspective —we’re conservatives, classical liberals, libertarians—but we’re fiercely independent, standing apart from media outlets increasingly engaged in partisan boosterism. Started in 2019 by Steve Hayes, the Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, and Jonah Goldberg, editor at National ReviewThe Dispatch has filled a valuable gap on the center-right in the media ecosystem as captured in recent articles in TechcrunchThe Atlantic and other publications.


The Assistant Editor will play a key role on The Dispatch’s editing team. Reporting to the Executive Editor, a successful candidate will have a strong grasp on American politics and policy, but also the flexibility to edit content on a range of subjects. An obsessive focus on detail and accuracy is crucial, as is the ability to see the big picture and provide substantive and structural edits. The Assistant Editor will exclusively focus on editing, fact-checking and preparing articles for publication in The Dispatch

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Edit newsletters, fact-checks and stand-alone articles from outside contributors and Dispatch staffers.
    • Produce and prepare articles for publication in The Dispatch’s content management system.
    • Play a crucial role in The Dispatch editorial process by attending editorial meetings, contributing to discussions, and suggesting articles to commission. 

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 1 year minimum of editing experience.
    • Familiarity with American politics, public policy, and the media landscape.
    • Exceptional copy-editing and proofreading skills and attention to detail.
    • Resourcefulness, organization, and ability to learn quickly and multitask.
    • Familiarity with the Associated Press style guide is a plus. 
To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in—and a good fit for—the position.

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