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Newsweek, Audience Editor (Life)

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary based on Experience
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Consumer Publication, Lifestyle, News
Digital Editor

Job Details

Newsweek is seeking an Audience Editor (Life) to join our London Life and Trends team.  
The Audience Editor (Life) will help lead a team of reporters covering the essential conversations taking place in American society and on the internet, from the latest social media trend, to important topics in the lives of our readers.   

The successful candidate will assign several lifestyle stories daily that primarily appeal to an American audience. They will be able to conceive and craft original lines for stories that intersect with social and online trends, news and current affairs. They will have a strong understanding of digital journalism and the needs of a fast-paced newsroom.  

They will have experience in an editor role at a reputable news and media organization. They will have demonstrable experience of writing and editing features and in conceiving unique, original and insightful stories daily. They will ensure that reporters produce vibrant, concise and clean copy to deadline each day.   

They will also help the team identify new topics and areas of coverage.  They will use all major social media and search to learn about trending topics. They will monitor daily news topics for potential areas of coverage. They will demonstrate a strong instinct to pick and cover topics to get ahead of a trend. They will be adept at monitoring Google Trends and other SEO and discovery tools to find and identify stories and topics of interest to an American audience.   

Topics expected to be covered include, but are not limited to: family and parenting; relationships; work; beauty; food and drink; home and garden; travel; wellness and fitness; and pets.  
They will assist the Life and Trends team leadership to directly manage the performance of reporters. They will ensure reporters are producing exclusive and high-quality stories that enhance the Newsweek brand and distinguish the publication from the crowd of competitors. They will be responsible for ensuring Newsweek delivers high-quality reporting that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.  
Working hours: 9 hour shift; 8 hours of work + 1 hour break, between the hours of 6am-6pm depending on the needs of the company. Monday to Friday.  

Place of Work: Our office is based in London but you will have the ability to work from home anywhere in the UK. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assign several stories each day.  
  • Write and edit when required. 
  • Communicate clearly and work collaboratively with various editorial stakeholders within Newsweek.  
  • Use a variety of tools, including SEO and social media, to inform decisions on story assignments.  
  • Manage staff performance and provide formal feedback.  
  • Ensure that all stories published conform to Newsweek’s expected standards.  
  • Assist with forward planning.  
  • Ensure Newsweek delivers high-quality reporting that is accurate, fair, and conforms to accepted standards of journalism.  
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business. 


  • Several years of relevant assigning and editing experience working at a reputable publication.  
  • Experience managing teams of writers and conducting performance management reviews.  
  • Organization and planning skills.  
  • Writing and copy-editing skills.  
  • SEO and online journalism skills.  
  • Familiarity covering U.S. news and lifestyle trends.  
  • Familiarity with using social media, Google Trends and other tools to find stories.  
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines. 

Newsweek is an equal opportunity employer. We seek employees of diverse backgrounds and are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and respectful workplace.


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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