Positions Available

Associate Editor

Commonweal, the distinguished independent journal of opinion edited by lay Catholics, is seeking an associate editor to play a significant role in helping to shape the future of the publication.

The associate editor will help to plan future print issues and participate in developing ideas for related digital editorial projects. S/he will also play a prominent role in identifying, approaching, and cultivating potential authors. Strong and proven editing/rewrite skills are a primary requirement; prior experience editing and reshaping theological and academic writing is a significant plus. We expect candidates to have a close familiarity with the religious, political, and cultural debates that make up Commonweal’s editorial focus.

The position requires at least 3-5 years of experience in an editorial role in the media and publishing industry. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in a field related to Commonweal’s editorial focus is a potential plus. The position is full time, although the Commonweal office operates on a four-day work week. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Resume and cover letter should be sent via e-mail (only) to jobs@commonwealmagazine.org.

Commonweal is an equal opportunity employer.


Current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent degree recipients, are welcome to inquire about editorial internships.