Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commissioning Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Commissioning Editor

  • Job Number:

16256

  • Functional Area:

Publishing

  • Department:

Technology Review

  • School Area:

Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type:

Part-Time

  • Employment Category:

Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

No

  • Schedule:

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

COMMISSIONING EDITOR, MIT Technology Review (TR) (part-time, 50%), to be responsible for cultivating MIT TR’s stable of freelance contributors, be they professional journalists or technology practitioners and researchers. Will primarily contribute to finding talented writers for TR’s bimonthly themed print issues and commissioning and editing stories by them. Will also take part in conceptualizing the themes for each issue and the stories each one should contain. Will be expected to range far and wide in scouring for both established and undiscovered talent, with the aim of making TR a home for exceptional writing.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree, at least seven years’ editing experience, experience in technology journalism, and excellent structural and line-editing skills. Seek an experienced and discerning editor who is skilled at helping writers, especially inexperienced ones, with the conceptualization, planning, and writing of their pieces. Experience in digital journalism and the use of online publishing tools is preferred. Job 16256-QSchedule to be determined.7/3/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.