Jobs and Internships

The New Republic covers politics, culture and big ideas from an unbiased and thought-provoking perspective. Well-known for its century-old tradition of providing context and analysis beyond the daily headlines, The New Republic has been reimagined for the 21st century with fresh and compelling design across print, digital, and mobile devices.

Our purpose is not simply to tell interesting stories, but to always ask why these stories matter and tie their reporting back to our readers. To do this, The New Republic has evolved from a print magazine to become a media company that produces live events featuring our staff and other experts.

The New Republic is led by its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Chris Hughes. A Facebook co-founder and digital campaign strategist for the 2008 Obama Campaign, Hughes purchased The New Republic in March 2012 to help build a future for substantive journalism in a digital age.

Reporter Researcher

Come Work for Us!

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2015-2016 program. Job duties include reporting, researching, writing, and fact-checking for the politics section of The New Republic’s print magazine and website; as well as assisting with web production and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and are strongly encouraged to write articles. Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism—including The New Republic itself. The year-long job will begin in summer 2015 and will include a salary and benefits. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates and graduates from post-grad programs are welcome to apply. Please e-mail the following items to at job@tnr.com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2015":

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A one-page résumé.
  3. A 750-word critique of the politics section (the Mall and Features) of a recent issue of the magazine. The critique should assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two pieces within the politics section of the issue; please do not merely summarize. Please do not exceed the word count.
  4. Two clips

No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don’t have time to let you know that we received your applications, so please don’t expect confirmation. The deadline is January 31, 2015. And please specify if it is your preference to work in New York or Washington, D.C.

Spring Web Intern

The New Republic is seeking a spring editorial intern for our Washington, D.C. office. The position is paid and full-time. We also welcome part-time applicants who are currently enrolled in college or grad programs and who can get credit for the internship. Part-time internships used for course credit are not paid. Candidates should display close attention to detail, have strong writing skills, and show initiative. Journalism experience is preferred, but not imperative; some familiarity with basic HTML and content management systems is helpful. Interns are asked to contribute to The New Republic by:

  • Copy-editing pieces
  • Assisting in web production
  • Pitching and writing web pieces.
  • Conducting research for editors
  • Undertaking occasional administrative and organizational tasks

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter in the body of the email, along with links to two clips, to ebreger [at] tnr.com with the subject “Spring Web Internship” by November 14

Digital Product Developer

The New Republic is looking for a full-time, on-site developer who is also interested in becoming a contributing member of the product team. This role will require a mix of engineering and product management skills, as well as an ability to think critically and objectively about overall business goals.

Requirements:

  • Front-end engineering skills, including a complete knowledge of HTML markup, a working knowledge of CSS/Sass/LESS, and an ability to work in JavaScript with or without jQuery/Backbone/Underscore
  • Strong understanding of performance-based budgeting and development, specifically on the client side (critical rendering path, network waterfalls, repainting, etc)
  • Experience with responsive web design
  • Solid foundation in full LAMP stack development, as well as an understanding of Nginx, Vagrant
  • Strong familiarity with Drupal and WordPress
  • Ability to create / manage Grunt tasks and generally improve team workflow and efficiency
  • Understanding of DNS management software and its best practices
  • Willingness to stay up to date with product and software releases + industry trends
  • Eagerness to work across departments and distill technical challenges into relatable terms
  • A passion for meaningful journalism, and an interest in being a part of a mission-driven company

Bonus:

  • Experience with ad-ops, including DFP small business and/or other ad serving technologies
  • Experience with enterprise-level email service providers (eg, Sailthru)
  • Experience developing outside the LAMP stack
  • Contributor to open source projects
  • Desire to reverse engineer third party libraries when you discover the API is undocumented

To apply, please send a resume to jobs@tnr.com and state the title of the role you are applying for. Please ensure that your resume or other attached information includes a list of URLs to sites you've worked on and a brief description of your role for each site. Also, if you have a public github profile, please make sure that is noted in the information you send.

About The New Republic
Tailored for smart, curious, socially aware readers, The New Republic covers politics, culture and big ideas from an unbiased and thought-provoking perspective. Well-known for its century-old tradition of providing context and analysis beyond the daily headlines, The New Republic has been reimagined for the 21st century with fresh and compelling design across print, digital, and mobile devices

Senior Developer

What you'll be doing
You will be leading a growing development team that builds and iterates beautiful products. That includes working with designers, leading complex API integrations, coding the majority of new products and helping others on the team produce great work. You will be the go-to person for technical decisions and will help us craft a development roadmap to meet our aggressive audience and revenue goals.

Who we are
We are a small magazine company that is focused on a bright digital future. Our brand - The New Republic - is celebrating its centennial this year and we're exceptionally proud of our intelligent, award-winning content. Our goals are to continue building our online audience while exploring new products that will delight our readers. We develop for desktop, mobile and social platforms, and get excited about emerging platforms.

How we work
We think our relatively small size gives us the advantage of being able to move quickly (rather than just saying we do). We understand the value of ideas and prefer to keep all employees engaged in the creative process. Our development team employs basic Agile methodology, with an emphasis on results over process. We're continuously evolving not just what we build, but also how we build it. We welcome remote developers.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for an experienced, savvy web developer who is passionate about clean and scaleable code. You will participate in all aspects of the product development cycle. We're not only looking for someone who can take Photoshop comps and code them, but also for someone who can advise how web technologies can inform product designs. You should value teamwork over heroics and pragmatism over dogmatism.

Qualifications:

  • JavaScript, PHP and object-oriented programming
  • Familiarity with modern frameworks like Node, Backbone, Angular, etc.
  • Experience consuming and interacting with APIs
  • Expertise with front-­end development: HTML, CSS, LESS, Sass
  • AJAX skills (e.g. XMLHttpRequests, JSON, XML)
  • MySQL and basic SQL experience
  • Passion for open-source projects - Drupal, WordPress, and others
  • Version control through Git and command­ line deployment scripts
  • Using, customizing, writing and deploying Grunt configurations
  • Constant desire to learn and teach new technologies
  • Site performance testing and optimization
  • Strong understanding of the responsive image landscape, where it’s going, and which paths are worth our time and efforts

Bonus:

  • An excellent understanding of the client-side stack: how browsers allocate and release memory, performance engineering, site speed optimization techniques
  • Experience with Objective C, willingness to learn Swift
  • Unit testing / continuous integration concepts & frameworks
  • Ability to work inside Apache and nginx environments
  • Experience with or interest in design and UI
  • Interest in data visualization libraries such as d3
  • Experience with Agile methodology

Interested? Send a resume with URLs of sites you've worked on describing your role, your Github URL and 3 references to mlewis@tnr.com.

About The New Republic
Tailored for smart, curious, socially aware readers, The New Republic covers politics, culture and big ideas from an unbiased and thought-provoking perspective. Well-known for its century-old tradition of providing context and analysis beyond the daily headlines, The New Republic has been reimagined for the 21st century with fresh and compelling design across print, digital, and mobile devices

Sales Planner

The New Republic is seeking a highly-motivated Sales Planner who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the sales process, ranging from creating prospect lists and compelling media plans to tracking campaign performance and compiling delivery reports. The position will be based in DC and will report to the interim VP of advertising.

responsibilities

  • Develop compelling and efficient media plans for sales presentations
  • Interact with ad serving partner to ensure successful delivery of all digital campaigns
  • Maintain ad inventory database and send periodic forecast reports
  • Support sales reps with preliminary outreach and prospect lists
  • Process IOs and gather all ad creative materials
  • Book and track inventory in DFP with an eye for optimizing campaigns and anticipating issues
  • Serve as point person for basic client questions
  • Create compelling post-campaign reports and refine ad products to increase client retention
  • Assist with logistics and oversee audience recruitment for live events
  • Work closely with ad sales team in developing digital proposals and meeting ad revenue goals

qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a digital media environment, familiarity with Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills
  • Self-starter who can independently manage multiple priorities and collaborate in a team environment

To apply, please send resume + cover letter to rbrennan@tnr.com.

Advertising Account Manager

The Advertising Account Manager will report to the VP of Advertising and will respond to RFPs, provide creative solutions to marketers, and create compelling proposals, which will drive advertising revenue. The manager will have a list of clients and advertising agency contacts, and will be responsible for developing relationships and understanding the client's business.

desired skills and experience

  • An appreciation for and interst in politics and culture
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success in selling digital advertising, particularly native advertising
  • An ability to interpret metrics, which are used to evaluate an advertiser's success
  • Contacts at major digital advertising agencies in NYC
  • Excellent relationship and time management skills
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in digital media sales
  • The right candidate will be energetic, creative, smart, and focused
  • The position is based in New York, NY

To apply, please send resume + cover letter with subject line "Advertising Account Manager Application" to Bob Brennan at rbrennan@tnr.com. No phone calls, please.