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Managing Editor

Managing Editor

American Heritage seeks a Managing Editor to work on a wide range of tasks including article acquisition, tracking content in the works, line editing, illustration research, posting articles on the website, writing captions and callouts, writing news items and blog posts, and our Facebook page and other social media. The Managing Editor will also help with its sister publication, Invention & Technology, the only popular magazine of the history of innovation and invention. He or she will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief, Edwin S. Grosvenor.

This position is NOT remote-only. It requires at least occasional meetings in our Washington, DC office near Dupont Circle. The successful candidate will have at least several years of experience working in serious journalism, and will have some familiarity with American political, military, and cultural history.


American Heritage launched in 1949 and has won many prestigious journalism awards over its distinguished history. It has published many of the famous historians of the last 70 years such as Douglas Brinkley, Joseph Ellis, David Hackett Fischer, Henry Louis Gates, John F. Kennedy, Pauline Maier, David McCullough, and James McPherson. The magazine’s 70th Anniversary issue included original writing by numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.

American Heritage won or was a finalist for a National Magazine Award thirteen times. Although it was forced to suspend print publication following the recession, it was relaunched in digital format in 2017. Its website,, offers 8,000 articles written by leading historians and writers and is widely used by teachers and students.

For more information, see:

"American Heritage is Back!," by Mark Reynolds

Mission and History

Magazine issues in 2021

70-year archive

Wikipedia description


Please send a resume, cover letter, and clips by email to or by snail mail to:

American Heritage Society
Attn: Edwin S. Grosvenor, Editor-in-Chief
PO Box 1488
Rockville, MD 20849-1488

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