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Senior Manager, Managing Editor (Research Professional News)

Hybrid role - London office 2-3 times per week.
£ Competitive
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Job Details

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Managing Editor to join our award-winning Research Professional News team, leading our journalists to produce high-impact daily news and analysis on research policy, funding and higher education in the UK, Europe and around the world.

About you – experience, education, skills, and accomplishments 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • 10 + years relevant experience.
  • A strong track record working on publications that produce impactful, independent journalism.
  • High levels of literacy and numeracy and a flair for written English.
  • Experience managing a team of journalists.
  • Strong practical knowledge of media law.

It would be great if you also had . . . 

  • A keen interest in research, science, policy and higher education. Experience covering these fields will be an advantage.
  • Strong experience in digital journalism.
  • Excellent communication skills.

What will you be doing in this role? 

  • Manage the operational delivery of content across our online daily news service and fortnightly digital publications.
  • Deputise for the Director / Editor-in-chief where needed, having the final call on publication of sensitive stories and responding appropriately to any issues that arise. 
  • Work in partnership with the Editor-in-chief to agree and implement a clear content strategy – including priority themes for coverage and mix of content – reviewing and evolving this on a regular basis. 
  • Work with the Editor-in-chief and other stakeholders on plans for the long term, strategic development of our editorial products, and manage their execution. 
  • Develop the impact of our coverage – in terms of page views, subscriber engagement, memorability, brand visibility, multi-platform initiatives, national media pick up, awards and other recognition. 
  • Ensure coverage is adequately mitigated against libel risk, escalating any concerns and flagging risk to the Editor-in-chief as necessary. 
  • Ensure content is published to the highest levels of accuracy, is presented in an engaging, journalistic style, and is appropriate to our tone and audience. 
  • Chair / present at external and internal events and represent the publication at networking events with senior sector figures, being a respected authority in the sector. 
  • Manage a team of 10 people (direct and indirect).
  • Deliver consistent and timely training, guidance and feedback to encourage success and promote colleague growth through regular developmental conversations and identification of developmental opportunities.

About the team 

  • We are an award-winning, diverse team of 17 journalists based predominantly in the UK, supported by a global network of freelancers.
  • The team culture is dynamic, creative and supportive – excellence, integrity, and care are in our DNA.
  • A modern culture environment combined with all the financial and stability advantages of working for a large business.

Hours of work  

This is a permanent full-time position. The position is hybrid going to our central office in London 2-3 times per week.


Clarivate is a global leader in trusted and transformative intelligence. We bring together enriched data, insights, analytics and workflow solutions, grounded in deep domain expertise across the spectrum of knowledge, research and innovation.

Whether it’s providing insights to transform the water industry or accelerating the delivery of a critical vaccine, our aim is to fuel the world’s greatest breakthroughs by harnessing the power of human ingenuity.

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70 St. Mary Axe London EC3A 8BE United Kingdom

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