Fact Checker, The New Yorker

Conde Nast
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 13

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.


Job Description

Fact Checker, The New Yorker


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


Primary Responsibilities:

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

  • Quickly analyze a manuscript for factual errors, logical flaws, and significant omissions

  • Efficiently examine a writer’s sources and, where necessary, to identify additional documents and/or sources.

  • Read through writers documents, interview sources, and accurately distill relevant information to the piece.

  • Effectively work with a team of writers, copy editors, and editors across the publication.

  • Duties assigned may apply to the print magazine and/or the web.

  • Additional miscellaneous duties as assigned by the direct manager.


  • A strong understanding of ethical reporting standards and practices

  • A generalist’s interest in world and national affairs and a scholar’s aptitude for precision

  • An interest in a broad range of cultural subjects

  • Diplomatic skills sufficient to be able to work successfully with a range of people in complex situations

  • Fluency in a second language is preferred but not required

  • Willingness to work some early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays


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