Editor-in-Chief, Quanta Magazine

The Simons Foundation is conducting a search for Quanta Magazine's next editor in chief. The incoming editor will lead all aspects of the magazine's operation, from content development and delivery to audience strategy to staff management, budgeting and administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished science journalist with a deep understanding of Quanta's public service mission and a lucid vision for building on the magazine's past successes. They must be a superb journalist and editor with extensive leadership experience, impeccable editorial judgment, a track record of mentorship and team building, and the highest standards in journalism, ethics and scientific accuracy.

This is a full-time, in-person position based in our New York City offices.

• Set and communicate strategic vision, editorial direction, priorities and policies.
• Mentor, coach and lead a staff of 20; recruit, develop and retain top journalistic talent.
• Directly manage departmental leaders.
• Lead editorial, enterprise, staff and board meetings.
• Identify exclusive/enterprise opportunities and review proposals and drafts for all major projects.
• Oversee art/video/podcast/interactive strategy and production.
• Top edit feature articles and review production packages prior to publication.
• Manage the budgeting process; review contracts and invoices.
• Review and guide audience development and engagement strategy.
• Set priorities for website development and maintenance tasks.
• Explore partnerships and new opportunities to extend the magazine's reach and impact.
• Represent the magazine internally at the Simons Foundation and publicly at events and online.

About Simons Foundation

We are the engine that drives scientific innovation around the world. Whether by advancing our understanding of autism or probing the origins of the universe, our funding helps individual researchers, research groups, clinical sites and other non-profit organizations investigate — and ultimately answer — some of the most fundamental mathematical and scientific questions confronting human society today.

We are unafraid to tackle the big problems. If you were the kid who took apart their parents’ computer just to see how it worked or spent your free time doing math problems for fun — if you’re curious about the world around you — then consider a career at the Simons Foundation. Together, we can be a part of the movement that brings mathematical and scientific knowledge into new and unexplored terrain.

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