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Senior Editor, The Week US

Future, New York, NY USA

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers.

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


The Week is looking for a smart, nimble writer with strong news experience for our national news and opinion magazine. The ideal candidate will be able to write quickly and engagingly, with substantial previous experience covering news.

Based on an aggregation format, The Week distils and aggressively rewrites news, opinion, and ideas from the U.S. and international media to provide readers with “all they need to know about everything that matters.’’ The magazine's coverage is broad, encompassing domestic and international news, politics, global commentary, and the latest developments in science, business, technology, arts, culture, and leisure.

Our writer/editors survey a wide range of sources to help determine the topics we write about each week, and turn large files of original news stories and commentaries into sharp, succinct, lively summaries for our busy readers. The emphasis is on making sense of the news by blending and contrasting the opinions of a variety of columnists from the left, right, and center. Our writing is not easy to do well.

The Senior Editor will distill a broad range of news and opinion into sharp, succinct, and lively summaries in The Week's distinctive style. The responsibilities include:

  • Assessing the key news of the week in politics and culture to find the most important and engaging stories.
  • Sifting, blending, and contrasting the opinions of columnists from the left, right, and center to help readers make sense of the news.
  • Writing several articles for every issue in a format that values compression, clarity, wit, and brevity.
  • Explaining the news in a way that gives busy readers “all they need to know about everything that matters" with a strong emphasis on accuracy and non-partisanship.
  • Participating in the entire news team's planning of how to cover the news.
  • Meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced news organization.

Requirements

  • Proven track record in magazine journalism to the highest standard
  • Ability to work at pace with appropriate sector knowledge and authority
  • Superb attention to detail and the ability to adapt to required values
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Excellent self-discipline, communication, organisational and time management skills

Benefits

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!)
  • Healthcare
  • 401k match
  • Employee Staff Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible Spend Account (FSA)
  • 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. We operate a flexible working plan and are COVID secure
  • Gym discounts
  • 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

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 250 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.

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.

Future

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