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Senior Editor, The Week US

Future Publishing

$74,000 - $90,000
Apply before: May 9, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 10, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $74,000 - $90,000
  • Apply before
    May 9, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description


Based on an aggregation format, The Week distills 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.

What you’ll be doing…

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. 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.

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve…

  • Proven track record in news 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, organizational and time management skills

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.

Internal job family level E6

Please note, the salary range for this position is $74,000 – $90,000

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.