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Newsweek, Entertainment Editor

United Kingdom
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Newsweek is looking for an Entertainment 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, 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.

They will have experience managing a team of reporters in an editing role for a reputable organisation. They will have experience commissioning and overseeing breaking news, as well as securing impactful exclusives and original interviews on a regular basis.

The Entertainment Editor will be expected to develop and grow new areas of Newsweek’s coverage. They will 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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Entertainment reporters to ensure they are meeting company objectives.
  • Commission and edit various stories for the Entertainment team.
  • Secure high-profile celebrity interviews and major exclusives.
  • React to breaking news.
  • Scour multiple social media for stories and emerging trends.
  • Check facts and sources and ensure content is of the highest possible standard.
  • Forward planning for future events.



  • Experience in an editing role for a reputable organization.
  • Experience managing a team of reporters.
  • In-depth knowledge of covering U.S. entertainment and pop culture.
  • Experience of various social media platforms.
  • Detailed knowledge of SEO best-practices.
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.


Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 90 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.


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Greater London
United Kingdom

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