The New Republic is looking for a cultural critic with a strong sense of argument and debate. The candidate should take an interest in all forms of cultural production—highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between—while being sharply attuned to how politics informs the work of culture. Engaged in the wider cultural discussions taking shape in print and online, you have a strong sense of what The New Republic’s place in the conversation should be.
The ideal candidate is aware of the news cycle, but isn’t here for a quick take. Your work will be thoughtful, opinionated, and judicious. Above all, you will position your writing within broader cultural and intellectual debates, and aim to craft a surprising, richly informed argument. You should always be planning and looking forward, identifying the most pressing controversies of the moment, and anticipating the next major releases, publications, and events. You will be expected to produce an average of 2-3 pieces at a range of lengths each week.
This is a full-time position with paid benefits, lasting until March 13. The position is based in our office in New York.
To apply, please submit your résumé, five clips, and a cover letter explaining why you’re right for this job. Only candidates who submit cover letters will be considered.
The New Republic is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with criminal records, veterans and people with disabilities.