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Newsweek, Editor (Live News) - Remote, UK

Employer
Newsweek
Location
Remote UK - London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Politics
Discipline
Editor

Editor (Live News)

Remote, United Kingdom

Newsweek is the global media organization that has earned audience time and trust for more than 90 years. Newsweek reaches 100 million people each month with thought-provoking news, opinion, images, graphics, and video delivered across a dozen print and digital platforms. Headquartered in New York City, Newsweek also publishes international editions in EMEA and Asia. 

Newsweek is seeking an Editor to help lead a Live News team. This team will leverage the opportunities presented by advancements in artificial intelligence and other tools to produce journalism to a high standard. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working in digital journalism at a commissioning and editing level. They will be able to demonstrate strong news judgment, an ability to identify strong angles across several topics, and a track record in managing a team of reporters. Strong knowledge of U.S. current affairs and politics is also essential. 

Technical skills will include proficiency with digital publishing tools, an ability to use industry standard analytics tools such as Google Trends and others to help identify stories, and a working knowledge of AI tools such as large language models and image generators. 

The successful candidate will help to lead a team of reporters using AI and other tools to enhance their reporting. They will participate in pitching and commissioning news articles for this team, and edit and publish them so that they conform to accepted standards of journalism. They will have a comprehensive understanding of media law and ensure all articles published by the team are accurate and fair. They will meet strict deadlines. 

Topics being covered may include, but are not limited to: U.S. politics; U.S. social affairs; U.S. crime; international current affairs; celebrities and reality TV; consumer affairs. 

This is a full-time role, 5 days a week, and may include occasional weekend working depending on the needs of the company. 

Place of work: Our office is based in London but you will have the ability to work from home anywhere in the U.K. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commissioning, editing and publishing multiple stories a day across various beats and topics 
  • Using AI tools to enhance quality and productivity 
  • Meeting tight deadlines 
  • Helping to identify, test and implement new story formats 
  • Ensuring the quality of the content is of the highest possible standard 
  • Helping to manage a team of reporters 
  • Meeting agreed performance targets for content 

Qualifications:

  • Significant relevant experience in a commissioning and editing role within an editorial team
  • Experience managing people
  • Live news room expertise
  • Strong news judgement across a range of subjects 
  • Excellent writing and copy editing skills 
  • Knowledge of AI tools 
  • Flexible hours 
  • Experienced in SEO best practice 
  • Knowledge of digital publishing platforms 

Newsweek is an equal opportunity employer. We seek employees of diverse backgrounds and are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and respectful workplace

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