Research Editor

The American Prospect seeks a Research Editor to oversee the research and fact-checking department.

The head of research and fact-checking will handle all fact-checking and research for the Prospect, and will oversee the intern program, including hiring, training, and overseeing interns for fact-checking and research assistance and organizing the summer speaker series. He/she will work with the editors to craft graphics and sidebars to go along with features in the magazine.

The right candidate has a minimum of two years of experience as a fact-checker, researcher, or librarian at a newspaper or magazine or in book publishing, is incredibly detail-oriented, has strong writing ability, and is versed in Internet as well as library and database research. We are looking for someone who is well-read and curious about everything. A knowledge of and interest in politics is a requirement, but a background in political journalism is not. 

The Research Editor reports to the Senior Editor but works closely with all of the editors. This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office. Only appropriate candidates will be contacted.


To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, three references, and salary requirements to:

Christen Aragoni, Senior Editor

The American Prospect


AA/EOE: People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to support our people with ongoing career development opportunities.

Overview: The American Prospect was founded in 1990 as an authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics. Launched initially as a quarterly, the Prospect has grown into a magazine with a paid circulation of 40,000, a special in-depth report in most issues, and a daily Web magazine with more than 500,000 monthly visitors.