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Desk Editor, North America ( Remote )

Company: iHire
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


A rare opportunity has arisen for a journalist with excellent news judgement and first class copy editing skills to take the reins of the North America desk at Chemical Watch - the leading global provider of news and insight for the rapidly growing chemicals regulation sector.

The North America desk editor supports the managing editor in ensuring Chemical Watch provides the best possible coverage of key policy and regulatory developments in the US and Canada for our audience of global compliance chiefs, regulatory affairs specialists, policy makers, trade bodies and environmental NGOs.

The successful candidate must be capable of tracking and evaluating a burgeoning stream of news ideas and leads quickly and confidently, while ensuring the entire desk's output meets the highest possible editorial quality standards. That includes telling our readers not just what has happened, but interpreting its probable impact on their work.

Please include your cover letter and examples of your work when sending your resume.

You Will Need

  • High levels of professionalism, interpersonal skills and personal drive;
  • Excellent copy editing skills, sharp attention to detail and a minimum of two years' copy editing experience;
  • The ability to develop a good working knowledge of how chemicals are regulated; and
  • Great news judgement and a proven track record of delivering clear, accurate and insightful news in a B2B environment.
    Experience of working with regulatory, legislative, environmental and/or technical content will be an advantage.

    Key Responsibilities And Tasks
    • Coordinate output of North America desk
    • Ensure news is timely, accurate and meets our quality standards
    • Track developments and ensure relevant leads are followed up
    • Edit content produced by the desk and contribute weekly stories
    • Allocate stories to desk writers as and when required
    • Ensure news coverage provides context and insight
    • Develop and maintain a network of contacts
    • Attend and report on occasional online and in-person events
    • Occasional moderation of Chemical Watch events
      The Company

      The Chemical Watch brand provides businesses worldwide with the information they need to safely manage chemicals in products, reporting impartially on the actions and opinions of all stakeholders in our community.

      Owned by environmental, health and safety information services company Enhesa, Chemical Watch continues to enjoy strong global year-on-year growth. It has more than 70 staff, based in the UK, US and Europe, including a team of more than 20 journalists.

      Employment Type: Full Time

      Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: iHire, St. Louis , Desk Editor, North America ( Remote ), Advertising , Saint Louis, Missouri

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