Come work with us: +972 Magazine is hiring an editor

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Come work with us: +972 Magazine is hiring an editor

About us

+972 Magazine is an English-language, independent, online news and political magazine that publishes on-the-ground reporting, investigative and in-depth features, analysis, and commentary on Israel-Palestine. We reach millions of readers across the globe, and are known for our high journalistic standards and for our impact reporting. The site is committed to fair journalism, equity, justice, and an end to occupation and apartheid.

+972 Magazine is published by the non-profit organization “972 — Advancement of Citizen Journalism,” which is owned and run by Palestinian and Israeli journalists. We do not represent nor are we aligned with any other organization, political party, or special interests.

We are committed to diversity in our team, and especially welcome applications from women and non-binary candidates, Palestinians, and members of the LGBTQ community. Not sure if you meet all the requirements for the position? We still highly encourage you to apply.

We’re looking for a professional journalist to join our team of editors. The requirements can be found below.

Job description

+972 Magazine is a growing, dynamic, and collaborative workplace. The editor will work under +972’s editor-in-chief and alongside other editors in the day-to-day operation of the website, with a central role in the creation and production of news, features, analytical reportage, and op-eds. In addition, the new editor will have an ongoing role in helping shape the editorial focus of +972.

Responsibilities

  • Editing news articles, features, op-eds, and analyses;
  • Identifying, commissioning, and publishing stories;
  • Seeking out and developing relationships with journalists to work with +972;
  • Monitoring local and international media to inform +972 stories;
  • Writing reports, op-eds, and analyses;
  • Connecting with communities in struggle on the ground;
  • Helping to produce and edit The +972 Podcast;
  • Translation from Arabic and Hebrew to English;
  • Helping manage the website and its social media presence;
  • Working as a part of the editorial team on a day-to-day basis and participating in weekly editorial meetings.

Requirements

  • Proven experience editing and producing high-quality journalism in English;
  • Close familiarity with the political landscape of Israel-Palestine and the wider Middle East. Must be a news/politics buff. Familiarity with the social, political, and human rights movements active in the local arena is a major advantage;
  • Ability to work under pressure, especially in breaking news situations, and to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Residency in Israel, the West Bank including East Jerusalem, or Gaza;
  • A commitment to the basic values of the site: fair journalism, equity, justice, and an end to occupation and apartheid;
  • Experience in distribution and audience engagement on social media — a plus;
  • Experience in podcasting — a plus;
  • Experience in political/community organizing — a plus.

Language requirements

  • English — mother-tongue or equivalent;
  • Arabic — mother-tongue or fluency, for purposes of news gathering and reporting, translation, media monitoring, and coordination of guest writers;
  • Hebrew — proficient.

Terms of position

  • Full-time, competitive salary, and full social benefits;
  • Most of the work is done remotely. Work in our Tel Aviv-Jaffa or Haifa offices is optional;
  • Allows fairly flexible hours;
  • A friendly, supportive, and empowering work environment.

To submit an application please fill out this form and attach a CV, cover letter, two references, and an English-language writing or editing sample by January 23, 2022.

We will respond to all applications shortly after the deadline.

Work is expected to begin in early March.

For questions: hiring@972mag.com