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Editor

Future, Remote, Work from USA

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers.

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


Future is a global, multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions through expert content, world-class events, and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives.

SmartBrief, a Division of Future, is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief delivers the most relevant industry news to nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders, and professionals. SmartBrief focuses on enriching their audience’s lives through the delivery of pertinent news and content and we are really excited about the partnership and the continued growth of our B2B media offering. Visit www.smartbrief.com for details.

Job Purpose

SmartBrief is seeking a full-time editor to oversee e-mail newsletters that summarize news about health care and the life sciences for a B2B audience. Candidates would need to be available to start work at 7 a.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Qualified candidates must have a news background focused on health care or the life sciences, have written or edited professionally, and be able to produce high-quality content while balancing multiple daily deadlines. Comfort with the basics of science writing is a must.

The ideal candidate will be ready to become a known and trusted expert on the trends and topics important to health care and life sciences readers today. Experience managing others, coordinating schedules and overseeing production for one or more publications will help strong candidates stand out for future opportunities.

Candidates also need to demonstrate an ability to maintain positive relationships with clients, by bringing a collaborative, flexible, communicative attitude and a willingness to take responsibility for and ownership of content. They must have the ability to independently manage their time amid sometimes competing priorities. And they must work well as part of a team, including pitching in when there is a need and trying new things when opportunities arise.

Applicants may be asked to complete a writing or editing test.

Key responsibilities:

  • Edit and manage e-newsletters covering health care and life sciences with an eye toward using the ideal grammar, style and tone for a particular audience.
  • Manage relationships with associations, corporations and other business clients as well as content providers.
  • Meet deadlines as given and manage multiple deadlines or projects as needed.
  • Manage a small team of freelance staff who assist in producing each brief.
  • Occasionally publish original content/reporting on health care and life sciences topics.

Requirements

What do I need to succeed?

  • Publishing experience covering health care or life sciences news
  • Sophisticated understanding of how to find news and information on the web
  • Proven editing skills and comfort with using online publishing tools.
  • Ability to edit quickly and accurately on deadline, starting at 7 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Management experience, such as oversight of writers or editors, coordination of schedules or publications, etc.
  • Comfort planning and/or moderating events such as roundtables or webinars

Benefits

What will I get in return?

We offer a number of both fundamental and unique benefits available to our colleagues, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Uncapped paid vacation
  • Matching 401(k) program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible Spend Account (FSA)
  • Profit pool bonus - we believe that every staff member should have a share of our success
  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)
  • Central office locations with vibrant and COVID-secure working spaces
  • Hybrid/Flexible working plan with both in-office and virtual opportunities
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym memberships and onsite health & wellness
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Both formal and informal training and professional development opportunities in sales, marketing, media, business, and other related topics

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

We’ve got an ambitious plan for 2021 that will build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities. We’re calling it Future 3.0 and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

About Future

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Future

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