Montel, Freelance Sub-Editor

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Montel AS
London (Central)
Oct 17, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Job Type
Part Time

Montel is a fully independent provider of news and analysis with no positions in the markets covered. We provide real-time, accurate, investigative, and balanced news and market coverage of European power and related commodities.

We have a challenging opportunity for a freelance sub-editor to work with one of Europe’s leading energy newswires, based at our offices in central London.

You should be a journalist with at least 5 years of reporting and/or subbing experience, ideally at a newswire.

A knowledge of the energy sector is ideal, although more importantly the successful candidate understands how financial markets work and has experience working in a busy newsroom environment.

The position, while freelance, will involve working around 20 hours per week, with some early mornings required. It could become a permanent role in the near future for the right candidate. 

Main duties / skills required:

Reporting to the chief sub-editor, you will be responsible for sub-editing stories for publication on the newswire, adhering to our style guide.

This includes writing engaging headlines and, as some copy is filed by non-native English speakers, reworking stories to ensure they are clear and concise.

A cool head is required, as is a need to prioritise, since Montel’s focus is market-moving stories affecting the European energy markets, with the aim of getting the most newsworthy items out within seconds or minutes of them having been filed.

A keen grasp of figures is also essential as Montel’s core readership relies on daily market reports on price movements of key commodities.

As well as editing stories for the newswire, the sub-editor should have the experience required to produce news copy.

The right candidate will also be given the opportunity to work on longer, features-style pieces for the quarterly Montel magazine. 

The ideal applicant should be a good team player but also able to work on his/her own initiative. Some foreign travel is required as the company hosts and participates in a number of industry events throughout Europe annually.


Montel offers the right candidate a competitive salary and solid career development in a fast-moving environment.

Start-up date: As soon as possible

Please complete the application form below to send your CV and covering letter by 17 November.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact:

  • Richard Sverrisson, Editor in Chief Europe: +47 404 882 87
  • Robin Newbold, Chief Sub Editor: +44 (0) 7983 965843

About Montel:

Norway-based publisher Montel delivers services to customers in more than 30 countries.

In addition to online news and market data from across the energy markets, Montel publishes magazines and newsletters, and hosts a number of industry events across Europe every year. Montel has offices in France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK.

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