Fact Checker, newyorker.com

Conde Nast
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 05

Position description

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader.


The applicant will be part of a team with primary responsibility for the accuracy and thoroughness of the editorial content of newyorker.com, a publication that covers national and international affairs, culture, tech, and science. The fact-checking department is known for its high standards. The applicant should be familiar with the range of topics covered by The New Yorker, both online and in the print magazine. The applicant should be prepared to work diplomatically with writers, editors, and sources on complex subjects and on tight deadlines.


Primary Responsibilities

  • to keep continuously abreast of developments in national and international politics, science, and culture

  • to be able to quickly analyze a manuscript for factual errors, logical flaws, and significant omissions

  • to be able to efficiently examine a writer’s sources and, where necessary, to identify additional documents and/or sources

  • to be able to quickly read those documents, interview those subjects, and accurately distill relevant information

  • to work effectively with a team of producers, copy editors, and editors across the publication


What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below and we will review your application as soon as possible. Please note that due to the high level of applications we receive, it is not always possible for us to respond to each applicant in person. Should your profile fit this open position we will contact you within approximately 4 weeks.   You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.


Application instructions

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