Assistant Managing Editor

Future, New York, NY USA

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Duration: Full-Time

Job Summary & Purpose:

Working under the Editor in Chief, the Assistant Managing Editor is accountable for assisting in managing the editorial functions of Laptop Mag, ensuring content is competitive and prioritised according to business value and strategic goals.

You will have an expert understanding of the audience and which categories deliver the most revenue, and develop them further. You will also find new editorial opportunities for Laptop Mag.

You will work closely with other teams, such as commercial and audience, to ensure issues are dealt with and opportunities taken. As such, you will have an understanding of current performance, KPIs and strategy by function and risks and opportunities. In addition, the Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for ensuring excellent communication with team members and freelancers as well as commercial teams and attending client meetings when required.

The Assistant Managing Editor will contribute to editorial planning as well as ensuring editorial processes such as the Content Planner and monthly Channel Activity Reports are delivered to the business. You will be accountable for 2-3 direct reports.

You will hold regular 1-2-1s with direct reports and help develop your team. You will ensure they understand, and are aligned with, brand and corporate strategies.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the content development and performance across Laptop Mag
  • End-to-end development and delivery of all content on Laptop Mag
  • Supporting audience growth and audience monetisation strategies on Laptop Mag
  • Assist in managing editorial costs and overheads
  • Managing performance and development of the team as well as operational processes
  • Working with commercial and audience teams to identify new business opportunities, launching new channels where appropriate


Essential skills and experience:

  • Leadership at senior level
  • Proven content team leader
  • Excellent online brand development experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven at detailed, useful analysis
  • Decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • P&L and budget management
  • Excellent time-management


What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success - every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)
  • Central office locations with cool open plan working spaces
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • 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
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

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.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women’s lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us…

But a stellar heritage isn’t enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers

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.


Want to learn more about Future? Visit Future's website.