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Newsweek, Pop Culture Editor

Employer
Newsweek
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Industry
Journalist
Sector
Online, Digital, News
Discipline
Editor
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Job Details

Newsweek is looking for a Pop Culture Editor to join our London team. 

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience covering all aspects of U.S. pop culture and entertainment, from celebrities to social media influencers and the latest Hollywood blockbuster to the hottest new Netflix show. 

They will be a digital native aware of the latest entertainment trends and conversations happening around pop culture. The candidate will be familiar responding to both breaking news and commissioning and overseeing originals and exclusives. 

The Pop Culture Editor will be expected to grow and develop new areas of Newsweek’s coverage and edit reporters’ copy to a high standard. They will show sound editorial judgment and a comprehensive understanding of media law. 

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality coverage that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.

This is a full-time position with the ability to work from our London Canary Wharf office or remotely from home anywhere in the UK. All staff are temporarily working from home due to the COVID-19 situation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commission, write and edit various stories for the pop culture team 
  • React to breaking news
  • Scour multiple social media for stories and emerging trends
  • Assign and oversee original stories and exclusives 
  • Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard
  • Forward planning for future events

Requirements

  • Experience in an editing role for a reputable organization
  • In-depth knowledge of covering U.S. entertainment and pop culture
  • Experience of various social media platforms
  • Detailed knowledge of SEO 
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours 

 

Company

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years.

Newsweek provides the latest news, in-depth analysis and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presence, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian and Spanish.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
+44 (0)207 718 8570
Location
Floor 24
25 Canada Square
London
Greater London
E14 5LQ
GB
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