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Senior Editor (Brussels)

Employer
BRU SIG
Location
Brussels, Belgium
Salary
Up to £105,000 per annum + possible benefits for eligible applicants. Commensurate with experience
Closing date
30 May 2024

Brussels Signal seeks an experienced, ambitious professional to fill a senior editor role at one of Europe’s most exciting news media start-ups.

Our mission: Challenging the status quo. Brussels Signal brings a refresh to the field of media outlets offering news and commentary on European politics and policy. The Brussels Signal team delivers reporting that questions prevailing ideas and policies, demands accountability from decision-makers, and counters the group think that shuts out critical voices on the questions confronting the Europe of today and tomorrow.

Check us out at BrusselsSignal.eu as well as on YouTube and other major social media platforms.

As one of the leaders of the editorial team, the senior editor collaborates with other editorial leadership to direct a team responsible for developing, writing, commissioning, editing and publishing content to meet the required daily news, opinion, newsletter and video output. As one of the core members of the team, the senior editor will have significant opportunity to shape the output of this new media outlet, providing substantial creative input in recruiting and managing the team, recruiting other writers and contributors – and developing new audio-visual content for Brussels Signal.

The senior editor collaborates closely with other senior members of the editorial team and reports directly to the chief executive officer of Remedia Europe and will work closely with management in the development and editorial operation of this new media outlet.

Responsibilities include:

  • Playing a leadership role on the editorial team and collaborating closely with other senior editors to ensure smooth operation and quality output
  • Deciding the daily coverage – news, commentary, newsletters and video
  • Developing policies, editorial positions, and ensuring professional standards
  • Approving the publication’s layout, design, style and tone – and, ultimately, the content that gets published
  • Writing and editing original articles daily to be published on the website and social media channels
  • Writing and commissioning original commentary and long-reads to be published on the website and social media channels
  • Managing newsletter development and publication
  • Daily copy editing of content to be published on the website and social media channels
  • Identifying and recruiting new members of the editorial team, including senior editors, reporters, contributing writers and columnists
  • Developing and managing budgets for the editorial team
  • Developing new content, in collaboration with editorial staff — newsletters, podcasts, video and other — to generate growth for the brand and the page
  • Collaborating closely with publisher and business team to meet business goals
  • Acting as a representative for the publication at events and other meetings

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role in professional journalism
  • Audio and video digital media production experience a huge plus
  • Knowledge of European and EU politics and policy
  • Team management experience
  • Native or fluent English language skills (proficiency in other European languages a plus)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • University degree -- Bachelor's degree or equivalent; advanced degree a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of content management systems, email management applications and social media

Other requirements:

The position requires the senior editor to be in Brussels. In exceptional cases, the senior editor may work occasionally from remote location (at facilities provided for at the senior editor’s own expense) but be required to interact with other members of the team frequently via video and messaging applications and workflow management tools.

Equal Opportunity

We provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations.

Application Instructions & Further Details

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter as well as work samples in English outlining why you’re right for this role.

Please apply via the online form.

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