Executive Editor

MIT Horizon - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Full time

MIT’s Open Learning is looking for an Executive Editor to join MIT Horizon.

This is an opportunity for a capable and experienced editor, manager, and leader who delights in learning about everything from augmented reality to robotics. In leading our outstanding content team, the Executive Editor will guide the fulfillment of our mission to educate general audiences on emerging technologies.

We want to hear from you if you are an editor of journalism or analyst reports that explain complex topics in a compelling way; if you would enjoy the excitement and potential of an early-stage company; and if you want to help lead a diverse, high-caliber team within MIT to transform corporate learning of innovative technologies. We are collaborative and open-minded, and unlike a typical startup we share the support of a major academic institution and believe in balanced personal and professional lives.

The Executive Editor will report to the Director of MIT Horizon, a successful entrepreneur.

What will you be responsible for?

  1. Creating outstanding educational content on emerging technologies.
  2. Edit the writers’ copy to ensure that the articles are clear, compelling, and useful for a non-technical audience.
  3. Promoting adherence to a consistent voice and style across platform.
  4. Adapting flexibly to feedback from clients and internal stakeholders.
  5. Innovating on and refining a content strategy that employs articles, illustrations, videos, podcasts, and other media.
  6. Growing and managing our team of writers, editors, researchers, subject matter experts, and freelancers, and guiding their reporting and research.
  7. Taking responsibility for the content development process and publishing schedule by proactively allocating resources, establishing deadlines, and maintaining accountability across to help the team meet and beat those deadlines.
  8. Supporting a culture of openness, collaboration, and productivity.
  9. Coordinating among all major business functions within the MIT Horizon team and providing critical input into cross-initiative decisions, budgeting, and planning.

Why MIT Horizon?

  • We work on an exciting, innovative product, helping individuals and companies learn about cutting-edge technologies.
  • MIT is an established brand that offers substantial benefits and a balanced lifestyle. MIT Horizon boasts a uniquely stable startup environment with an emphasis on enjoying a full life outside work.
  • Our team is diverse. We come from all over the continent, and our experiences are in academia, startup & SaaS businesses, journalism, and more. We learn from each other.
  • Our workplace is an open environment where all ideas are welcomed and considered. We aren’t afraid to share and be who we are.
  • We provide voluntary opportunities for colleagues to spend time together, and get to know each other as people, both on and off campus.

When you apply, please include a brief cover letter detailing why you are interested in the role.

Qualifications and Skills:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, graduate degree a plus.

Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience as an editor and editorial manager in a relevant field.


  • Exceptional editorial skills, ideally in both print and online.
  • Proven ability to build and manage a team that produces consistent, quality content, ideally in a scientific or technical space.
  • Ability to work independently, and to lead a team, within an flexibly structured startup environment.

About MIT

Join the over 12,000 employees working at MIT. We offer an extensive range of benefits and resources that simply aren't found together anywhere else. If you’re ready to help us shape the future, there’s a place at MIT for your unique skills, experience, and goals. Learn more at https://hr.mit.edu/careers.

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For companies that want to leverage the impact of emerging technologies to gain a competitive advantage, MIT Horizon is creating an online library of cutting-edge content. Our platform helps teams quickly understand and apply the latest developments in technology and science to their industry.

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