The Manhattan Institute seeks a Director for e21, an online publication applying a journalistic lens to economic policy. The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to lead a relaunch of the site intended to establish it as the go-to source for economic commentary on the center-right.
The Director will be responsible for soliciting and editing op-ed or short essay length pieces on economic policy, with an emphasis on digestible content similar to that found in publications like Vox or the New York Times’ Upshot. In addition to authoring their own content, the Director will work with Manhattan Institute scholars as well as a roster of outside contributors to produce timely content that illuminates the policy issues of the day in a fashion accessible to an educated layman. They will also oversee a small staff that is responsible for technical responsibilities such as getting content online and producing a daily email digest of e21 material.
The position will be based in the Manhattan Institute’s Washington D.C. office and the Director will be expected to liaison with the DC policy community through meetings and events. It will also require occasional travel to the Institute’s headquarters in New York City.