Appointed as Contributing Editor, The New America Foundation


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, English and American Literature, New York University

Position Description

The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st century information-age economy. The Foundation's mission is animated by the American ideal that each generation will live better than the last. That ideal is today under strain. With an emphasis on big ideas, impartial analysis and pragmatic solutions, New America strives to communicate to wide and influential audiences in order to change the country's policy discourse in critical areas, bringing promising new ideas and debates to the fore.

As part of the Editorial Team, the Contributing Editor will be responsible for strategizing about how to bridge the worlds of media and policy analysis and for contributing to the creation and dissemination of the team’s content. The Contributing Editor would support this work by helping to analyze and develop New America’s broad editorial strategy, including identifying opportunities to expand the use of social media; creating and curating blog posts, articles, opinion pieces, videos, infographics, podcasts, and multimedia packages; coordinating with the Editorial and External Relations teams and policy programs throughout the organization on editorial projects, new media initiatives, and outreach strategies; identifying opportunities for innovation online and in editorial products; contributing to public relations planning and outreach; and copyediting publications.