Assistant Editor, The Independent

ESI Media
New York City, New York (US)
Competitive annual salary + health, dental, 401k
Dec 31, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Independent is looking for a dynamic newsroom leader to play a major role in overseeing and building this fast-growing title in its market of biggest potential.

An established top-10 US newspaper brand in the Comscore rankings, The Independent has a large and growing American audience, with a main newsroom in New York and correspondents on the West Coast and in Washington DC.

This is a newly created role, and an important one. Reporting to the global Deputy Editor and Editor in Chief, this would be the leadership role for the expanding US team, which currently numbers 10 other full-time editorial staff. A track record of strong, hands-on news editing, a passion for non-news content, and good knowledge of audience growth strategies are essential.

Globally, The Independent numbers around 100 journalists, mainly in the UK but with accomplished correspondents around the world, from Moscow and Jerusalem to Istanbul and Brussels.

  • The ideal candidate would be able to articulate and present the brand as a future-facing, progressive, internationalist publisher with a track record for high quality and innovation.
  • A minimum level of three years’ experience in a digital newsroom is required.

Please send a resumé and cover letter explaining your background and why you would suit the role via the link provided. Closing date: 7 January.

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