Senior Editor

Start date: January 8, 2024Hours per week: 32Compensation: $50,000, plus health benefits

Triple Canopy, a nonprofit arts magazine based in Manhattan, seeks a Senior Editor to commission and develop multimedia projects to appear in the magazine, as well as public programs. We encourage you to apply even if you do not primarily identify yourself as an editor; while a sophisticated editorial perspective and sharp writing skills are crucial, we are looking for someone with experience and expertise in formats that extend beyond text, given the range of the magazine’s work. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in audio, video, and other media and are excited to collaborate with candidates on tailoring the purview of the role to their interests and strengths.

Triple Canopy works with artists and writers to address the critical issues that define contemporary life, emphasizing the role of technology and material conditions in culture. The magazine collaborates with contributors on artworks, essays, fictions, conversations, performances, and books (among other media) from conception to realization, navigating the digital and physical realms where ideas and audiences take shape. This is a particularly exciting moment to join Triple Canopy, as we address profound shifts in the media landscape and culture industry while planning substantial changes to the organization.

We’re looking for someone who finds pleasure and sustenance in art and literature, possesses formidable enthusiasms and diverse interests, and considers cultural production to be essential to political transformation. The ideal candidate also views public events as important venues for formulating and testing ideas with others. We hope to find someone with significant experience and strong opinions about the work that Triple Canopy is and should be producing, given the state of culture and concerns of audiences. The magazine strives to bring together disparate voices, styles, and experiences, with an emphasis on those that have too often been marginalized, and we hope that the senior editor will be excited to join us in this work.

We’re looking for someone who is meticulous, communicative, highly organized, invested in collaboration, and adept at shaping working relationships with empathy and care. The ideal candidate is committed to cultural work that, in purview, language, and audience, extends beyond niches defined by profession or ideology. The senior editor will play a critical role in defining the overall work of the magazine by contributing to conversations about the development of issues and major initiatives, as well as by collaborating with various members of the magazine’s staff on aspects of production, design, communication, and budgeting. 


Minimum of three years of work as an editor, or comparable experience working with text, such as producing or writing for a scripted radio program, podcast, or video series; reviewing manuscripts for a publisher; or drafting copy for editorial and marketing purposes

Experience with and enthusiasm for leading the development of work in various media in a collaborative environment

Facility with the conception and production of work in non-textual media, e.g., audio, video, radio, performance, or public conversations

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

This position is based at Triple Canopy’s office in Manhattan and includes subsidized benefits. Interested candidates should write to [email protected] and include a cover letter, resumé, and one example of a published work in any media that you’ve edited; if the work is not text-based, please also include a short writing sample. If you have experience in organizing public programs, performances, exhibitions, etc., please provide at least one relevant example. If you have published work as a writer, please submit one sample.

Triple Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. For more information on the mission and staff of Triple Canopy, visit: No calls, please.