Opportunities

Open positions:

Associate Editor

Full-time, union position that assists the editorial operations of The Progressive, a national political magazine. Help to ensure The Progressive is part of the conversation on current events by writing, editing, and working with other editors to assign pieces for the magazine and website, as well as crafting a social media presence that best features our writers and our editorial voice.

Specific tasks

  • Work directly with outside writers in writing, rewriting, editing, and copyediting material;
  • Propose possible article ideas and authors;
  • Read and review submissions for possible publication;
  • Do research and fact-checking as needed;
  • Report and write articles and general editorial copy for The Progressive and progressive.org;
  • Work with editorial interns on tasks involving writing and editing;
  • Monitor and keep in touch with activist events and organizations around the country;
  • Supervise and edit the “On The Line” section for the magazine and website.

This is a full-time, union-salaried position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Compensation package includes: Starting salary $32,000 annually, fully covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan. This position works as a member of an existing editorial staff team and is supervised by the Editor-in-chief.

To apply

Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and three references to: jobs@progressive.org. The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Office Manager

The Progressive magazine is seeking an industrious office manager to join our business team in publishing this historic, nationally-read print and online magazine. 

This is a full-time, union-salaried position based in Madison, Wisconsin. Compensation package includes: Starting salary $32,000 annually, fully covered health insurance, plus a generous vacation and 401K plan.

The office manager works under the direction of the publisher and the editor-in-chief.

They perform duties as required to maintain smooth functioning of the office, including acting as front-desk receptionist, staffing phones, maintaining office equipment, handling mail, and organizing reports for the Board of Directors and for the Progressive Media Project.

The office manager coordinates events in conjunction with other business staff, including Progressive Media Project workshops, Fighting Bob Fest events, and fundraisers. They maintain calendars of key projects for the organization, publisher, and editor, and assist with projects and correspondence as needed and directed.

  • Strong applicants will have the following skills and characteristics:
  • Knowledge of and participation in progressive politics
  • Sense of humor and flexibility in responding to subscriber customer service needs
  • Ability to prioritize tasks as they arise, and maintain well-organized schedules for staff, meetings, and projects
  • Sound grasp of grammar, critical thinking, communication and letter-writing skills
  • Accuracy when relaying messages to staff and excellent phone etiquette
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and implement administrative processes
  • Knowledge of event organizing and basic fundraising
  • Familiarity with recruiting, training and managing interns
  • Practice with meticulous data management and entry  

To apply, please email a cover letter and resumé titled ‘last name, first name - office_management’ as a single PDF document to jobs@progressive.org by Friday, July 14th. Email subject line: 'Office Manager - last name, first name'

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—Fighting Bob LaFollette 1924

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