OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYNational GeographicNational Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.
The Executive Editor/Science is responsible for making the Science desk the go-to source for reporting on discoveries and major stories in astronomy, paleontology, and geology, and is a national authority on uniquely-told climate change stories and how humans and nature are adapting. In each of these areas, the Executive Editor/Science directs coverage of how discoveries and events affect our daily lives, and what this reveals about our world. In the areas of science, this desk reports on human origins, modern health and genetics, biotechnology, psychology, and major medical breakthroughs. On environment, it covers all aspects of the plastic waste problem and efforts to solve it; explore national parks and protected areas on land and sea, as well as efforts to limit the human footprint; and threats and changes to our oceans. The Executive Editor in this position is an experienced manager able to motivate the team to produce stories and other content across print and digital platforms that is surprising, sensitive and groundbreaking. This editor needs to have broad knowledge of science and, to a lesser extent, environment, active involvement with sub-editors in the editing and packaging of articles from conception to publication, the ability to find and nurture outside writing talent, and comfort with outreach to the public as well as collaboration with other areas including the National Geographic Society.
As part of the executive team reporting to the Features Editor, the Executive Editor/Science will contribute to strategic planning and decision-making about content that fulfills the mission of National Geographic to inform the public about scientific discoveries, environmental threats and the other topic areas outlined above; help direct and develop editorial content that positions National Geographic at the forefront of print and digital publications in the area of reporting about science and environment. Specifically:
An undergraduate degree is required.
The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of magazine editorial experience, including supervisory responsibility. Strong background in writing, editing, and story development, with a broad knowledge of science and environment.
Specifically, the individual should possess most of the following qualifications and characteristics:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.