Senior Writer/Editor

Arlington, Virginia
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 01, 2019
Full Time

Air Force Magazine is looking for a Senior Editor to work full-time in the magazine’s Arlington, Va., office.

The  authoritative source for news and insight on the U.S. Air Force, airpower, strategy, operations, people, and technology, Air Force Magazine is published by the Air Force Association, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and fully independent of the U.S. Air Force.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for news; knowledge and experience covering the Air Force and in particular military space and cyber; interest in emerging technologies and national security; and the ability to write both long and short form. We’re looking for a journalist who sees over the horizon and sees the stories today that readers will want to read tomorrow. If you enjoy breaking and making news, digging into complicated topics and explaining them in plain English, this is the job for you.

The successful candidate will be able to produce timely breaking news for our Daily Report and easily pivot to write deeply reported long-form articles for our magazine. We seek a self-starter and team player who is intensely curious and eager to learn more every day. Occasional travel required, and more frequent travel is possible.  

Job requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Three years covering defense, technology or related beats
  • Working knowledge of the Air Force, aircraft, and aerospace technology
  • Demonstrated ability to write both long-form and short-form news stories on complex topics
  • Experiencing covering Congress a plus
  • Fluency and interest in social media (Facebook, Twitter) required; experience with video, podcasting helpful

This is a salaried, non-contract position. We offer a highly competitive and comprehensive health plan, including dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts, as well as life insurance, a generous 401K program, paid vacation and sick leave, education assistance, and many other amenities and benefits. Our location is immediately adjacent to Washington, D.C., close to Metro, with free onsite parking. Air Force Magazine is a committed equal opportunity employer.