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Managing Editor

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.
NC Policy Watch, the news and commentary project of the Justice Center, is seeking a Managing Editor. The Managing Editor is responsible for supporting the Policy Watch Director in developing and carrying out the work of the project – the websites, events, newsletters, fundraising, and all other aspects of making the project productive and effective. The Managing Editor will serve as the principal day-to-day editor of the Policy Watch websites, including helping Policy Watch reporters to develop and edit their news stories and soliciting and editing content from outside contributors (opinion essays, blog posts and other contributions). The Managing Editor will write a weekly opinion column and frequent blog posts, essays, analyses and summaries of state policy on a wide array of issues relevant to the mission of the Justice Center. The Managing Editor will also make regular television, radio, and public speaking appearances and oversee the project’s Crucial Conversation luncheons and other events.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in journalism, communications, public policy, law or related field and a minimum of seven years of professional experience, ten years preferred, working in the public policy community – journalism, government, advocacy or a combination of all three. Extensive knowledge of North Carolina government, history, politics, and state public policy issues strongly preferred. Excellent writing, reporting, and editing skills, including having published columns or other editorial writing required. Versatile public speaking skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences and debate policy issues on live forums and/or broadcasts required. Strong computer skills preferred including familiarity with new media technologies. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and improving the lives of individuals required. Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (starting salary DOE, minimum $60,700) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.
To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Managing Editor” in the subject line to
The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
This position is open immediately and will fill quickly.

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