Times are still pretty tough, particularly in the journalism biz, so I’m very pleased to pass along this job posting from the Washington Monthly:

The Washington Monthly is seeking applications for an editor/reporter position that will be available soon. Strong writing and thinking skills, a sense of humor, and a willingness to work long hours at low pay are required. A year or more experience in long-form journalism–either as a writer or editor–highly preferred. Knowledge of politics, government and Washington a plus.

As a Monthly editor, you’ll be following in the footsteps of many fine journalists who have had the same job, including: James Fallows, Nicholas Lemann, Jonathan Alter, Kate Boo, Matt Cooper, Jon Meacham,Taylor Branch, Amy Sullivan, Timothy Noah, James Bennet, Joshua Green, Michelle Cottle, Gregg Easterbrook, David Ignatius, Nick Confessore, Joe Nocera, Steven Waldman, Jason DeParle and many more.

Candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (not necessarily published, but showing fact-gathering and analytic ability) and at least two story ideas appropriate for our publication to: careers@washingtonmonthly.com.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.