Sr Editor, Multi-Platform Content – National Geographic

The Walt Disney Company

Washington, DC, USA Remote / WFH

Full time


Social Sustainability Policy


Nov 19

The Senior Editor, Multi-Platform Content is responsible for delivering world-class editorial projects across the full spectrum of National Geographic’s core topic areas, from the planet’s ecosystems, geographies, and cultures to outer space. She/he/they is passionate about storytelling and story development and will commission and edit work from contributors to fulfill an extensive publishing calendar. As part of a group of editors, the Senior Editor will deliver stories—from short-form reported pieces to long-form literary features to complex multimedia content packages—on deadline to fulfill an extensive editorial calendar while bringing a forward-thinking editorial sensibility to our team.


  • Commission, develop and edit pieces, with a focus on longform literary reportage and multi-component content packages, including franchises, working with internal partners and external contributors to conceptualize and create content in National Geographic’s core content areas.
  • Ensure that pieces come together in a timely manner and adhere to word counts, factual accuracy, and other specs.
  • Develop and adapt stories for all Nat Geo platforms including print, digital, social, and others.
  • Develop, nurture, and maintain new and ongoing relationships with writers and industry professionals
  • Report to Editorial Director Multi-Platform Features on project development and challenges, assist in feature management, including contracts, scheduling, production stages, and administrative tasks, as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years of publishing experience that demonstrates increasing editorial responsibility with a large media organization(s), managing content at various levels.
  • Outstanding editorial judgement, strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills and strong knowledge of the National Geographic brand and mission
  • Ability to take overall responsibility for concept and content, as well as manage creative relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, on deadline.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, with the ability to work with minimal supervision, problem solve creatively, and exercise independent judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people in highly matrixed conditions across numerous companies and with colleagues outside editorial, including communications and marketing, business support including sales, promotion, and development
  • Proven track record in growing digital audiences and expanding audience demographics
  • Curiosity about core Nat Geo topics and the ability to grasp new subject matter quickly.
  • Understanding of the editorial process from conception to completion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, Editorial CMS, digital media platforms; knowledge of AirTable is a plus

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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