Editor Internship


Are you the Lionel Barber (Financial Times), Rich Lowry (National Review), David Remnick (The New Yorker), Gideon Rose (Foreign Affairs) or Katherine Mangu-Ward (Reason) of the next generation? Do you read any of these publications? Well, take the present-day concepts for those magazines and put the focus on educated millennial’s in their late 20s to early 30s.

Modern Treatise is looking for a long-tern (12-month commitment) Editor. The internship is unpaid, part-time and will be an online based out of your area of residence as Modern Treatise currently has an all volunteer staff of writers (including the Publisher).


  • Acts as ranking site Editor under the direction of the Publisher.

  • Assists in selecting and supervising the site contributors.

  • Assists in disseminating assignments that are congruent with the site's target demographic.

  • Works with contributors to develop AP Style articles from original ideas to completed articles.

  • Reviewing, and approving content.

  • Cross-check all citations and examine all the references.

  • Conforms to deadlines and production requirements.

  • Assists in creating and disseminating all staff related information.

  • Contributes regular content as needed.


  • Excellent verbal as well as written communicating skills.

    Expert at AP Style writing format. 

    Experience/ability to oversee the development of content representing diverse political perspectives.

    Experience/ability in developing and overseeing content on a range of economic and cultural topics representing diverse perspectives. 

    Effective judgment and decision-making skills.

    Expert in managing time and completing the given task within the decided time frame.

    Expert knowledge about communication and mass media.

    Experience and ability to learn new online content media platforms.

    Previous editorial or content management experience and/or having managed/run a relevant site of your own.

    Ability to manage a small team of writers.

Preferably applicants should be a college graduate or graduate student studying journalism or English (or a related field) and have prior writing/reporting experience with your school newspaper or another publication. Must be able to give a year commitment.

Duration: 12-months.

This is a virtual and unpaid internship. Yet, you will gain valuable writing experience. 

Official Start Date: ASAP

Note: Metro New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Chicago residents strongly encouraged to apply, but location not required.

To learn more about Modern Treatise view our online Media Kit. To apply, applicants should e-mail a cover letter stating your qualifications and/or desire, resume, 3 published clips or writing samples addressed to the Publisher