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News Editor, Laptop Mag

Future Publishing

$64,000 - $69,000
Apply before: July 25, 2024
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  • Date posted
    June 25, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $64,000 - $69,000
  • Apply before
    July 25, 2024
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Job Description


About Laptop Mag

Who is Laptop Mag? We’re your friendly neighborhood geeks, excited to tell you about the latest and greatest happenings in technology and mobile computing. We’re here to decipher all the tech jargon so you can make an informed decision on your next gadget purchase. While our laptop coverage is our claim to fame, as the pulse of mobile tech, we bring the same geeky passion to a number of areas, such as tablets, audio, gaming, and so much more. We test and review more than 150 laptops a year.

Laptop Mag is not just a job opportunity but a part of a 30-year legacy. Our journey began in 1991 when Bedford Communications launched the first issue of Laptop Buyers’ Guide and Handbook. Over the years, our publication has evolved, expanding its focus to include handhelds, smartphones, and tablets. We take pride in our achievements, including winning an Eddie award from Folio Magazine. Joining Laptop Mag means becoming a part of this rich history and contributing to our future success.

What you’ll be doing…

At Laptop Mag, we are hiring a full-time News Editor to join our team. You will have the opportunity to assign and contextualize technology news for our audience of tech experts and the technology-curious. 

The ideal candidate can connect the dots for writers via written assignments, setting them up for success. The right person is familiar with significant and emerging trends in the world of mobile computing and prides themselves on publishing inclusive, accessible journalism for an audience that finds those stories in general interest spaces like Google News, Apple News, Flipboard, and more.

The position reports to the Laptop Mag’s Editor in Chief. It will be based at Laptop Mag’s New York City headquarters, where you will find a collaborative and supportive work environment. The position offers room for advancement and growth that’s in line with Laptop’s goals for editorial quality, innovation, and audience engagement.

  • Updating and managing an editorial calendar of events that’s in part based on developing stories.
  • Share in planning coverage of events in conjunction with other editors.
  • Share in assigning angled, sometimes prescriptive stories to journalists of varying experience levels.
  • Line editing news stories, working with writers on ledes, nut grafs, and voice.
  • Share in headline writing and coaching.
  • Prioritizing news coverage and knowing when to hold something for the next day vs. addressing it immediately.
  • Share in assigning “Day 2” stories, live blogs, previews, and follow-up stories.
  • Develop relationships with every player in the laptop and computing industry so you can receive press releases, embargo offers, tips, and other essentials for the News Editor role.
  • Help writers with breaking stories by capturing quotes, taking notes, screenshots, and other assistance.
  • File one piece of newly crafted preview content per week
  • Play a role in twice-weekly newsletter curation and creation

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve…

  • At least four years of editing technology news in a fast-paced environment.
  • Can write a first pass of a breaking story before handing it off to a writer.
  • Can update a developing story as needed.
  • Has evidence of elevating a news story beyond the facts to why it matters and how it connects to other related issues.
  • A deep understanding and proven experience with SEO best practices.
  • Demonstrable experience working cross-functionally with audience and SEO teams.

Don’t meet all of these qualifications? No problem. We’re happy to share tips, best practices, and professional development opportunities. If you show potential to grow, we’re interested in talking with you about the role.

What’s in it for you… 

We have a number of awesome perks available to our staff.  We offer huge opportunities to learn and develop, whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues. We have a fantastic culture where we really do care about our people and want everyone to succeed. Varied roles mean you’re not pigeonholed into one finite area but get the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience.

Additional benefits include health Insurance; ranging from medical to dental and even vision care.

401k match and monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap. 

And to top it all off, not only do we offer unlimited holiday because we trust you to manage your workload and time but we also offer a share in our success whereby every colleague is eligible to join our profit pool bonus scheme – if Future hits their performance targets all colleagues may receive a bonus.

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Please note, the salary range for this position is $64,000-$69,000

This is a position covered under a collective bargaining agreement between Future US, Inc. and the Writers Guild of America East 

This is a Hybrid role from our New York Office, working three days from the office, two from home

Who are we…

We’re Future. We’re 3000+ colleagues over 250+ brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We’ve got ambitious plans that build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Our Future, Our Responsibility – Inclusion and Diversity at Future

We have a voice and we’re going to use it. We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do. We’re an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values and employees – current and future – are treated with respect and fairness.

Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments made so we can give you the best experience!

Find out more about Our Future, Our Responsibility on our website.