Two current job openings at The Progressive:

Associate Editor

Full-time union position that assists the editorial operations of The Progressive, a national political magazine. This position works as a member of an existing editorial staff team and is supervised by the Publisher. Starting salary is $40,000.

General Duties:

Help to ensure The Progressive is part of the national conversation on current events by writing, editing, and working with other editors to assign pieces for the magazine and website.

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;
  • Conduct research and fact-checking as needed;
  • Report and write articles and general editorial copy for The Progressive and;
  • Work with web editor in managing website.
  • Work with digital engagement coordinator on social media presence.
  • Coordinate with editorial interns on tasks involving writing and editing;
  • Monitor and keep in touch with activist events and organizations around the country.


  • Twelve paid holidays, along with three floating holidays.
  • Four personal days and twelve sick days per year.
  • The Progressive pays the entire premium for individual coverage of all full-time unit members who elect such coverage, and will cover 100% of the cost of the premium for family coverage if applicable.
  • 5% contribution towards a 401K retirement plan.
  • The Progressive provides life insurance coverage during the term of employment.
  • The Progressive provides long-term disability insurance after the employee's probationary period.


Journalism or related degree or relevant experience.

Application Process:

Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and three references to: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Work can be performed remotely. The Progressive Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Gift and Subscription Processing Specialist - LTE

Join The Progressive in providing an alternative voice to mainstream media. We are an independent nonprofit that publishes articles on politics, culture, and events on our website and in our bimonthly print magazine. The Progressive has been a leading voice for peace and social justice since 1909.

The Progressive seeks a part time Gift Processing Specialist to work in our Madison office, 2-3 hours per day, 5 days a week, with some flexibility.

This position is being created to support subscription fulfillment, donation management, and member relations. Primary responsibility will be data entry into the organization’s constituent database (Little Green Light). This individual will field phone calls and emails from subscribers and donors and interact with staff. Flexibility, confidentiality, and attention to detail are required in this role. 

Desired skills include working knowledge of databases and/or accounting software, excellent interpersonal phone and email skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google docs.

Candidate should have one to two years experience as a database specialist or similar.

Compensation: $17 per hour. This is an LTE contract position with no benefits. Position may become permanent and hours may increase in the future.

Reports to: Publisher 

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Progressive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 


fighting bob

We must be aggressive for what is right, if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. There is work for everyone. The field is large. It is a glorious service, this service for the country.

—Fighting Bob LaFollette 1924