Employer: Chemical Watch, Enhesa

Job title: Business editor/senior business reporter

Location: home-based, UK, EU or US


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior journalist with proven off-diary reporting skills to deliver our business coverage at Chemical Watch - the leading global information service for the rapidly growing chemicals regulation sector.

With consumer power on the rise, and tougher regulatory standards across the world, the task of ensuring product safety has moved centre stage for businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell products of all kinds. The job of the business editor/senior business reporter is to uncover how global brands are managing that challenge, investigate the impact of the latest regulatory developments on specific sectors and report on key trends such as the growing attention being paid by investors to the risks associated with the manufacture and use of hazardous chemicals.

Above all, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring our coverage continues to provide the best possible business insight for our readership, which includes leading product stewardship and compliance chiefs from the world's largest companies. Capable of quickly grasping and reporting on the chemical compliance issues facing corporations in Europe, the US and Asia, the successful candidate will need to make rapid reporting decisions in the face of major breaking news, as well as monitoring a broad range of sources and working with reporters across our regional desks.

You will need:

  • High levels of professionalism and personal drive, with the ability to work remotely
  • Strong news judgement  
  • A substantial track record of writing timely, clear, accurate and insightful news and feature articles for a B2B news outlet/s
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a global team
  • The ability to quickly get to grips with how companies manage chemicals

Key responsibilities and tasks

  •  Implement our business coverage strategy, ensuring we continue to provide our readership with the best possible insight
  • Research and write weekly business news and occasional features to deadline and meeting all Chemical Watch editorial standards
  • Track news management systems, follow up relevant leads and maintain a rolling weekly plan for delivery of business stories, in consultation with the news editor
  • Provide input when required to business stories being developed by regional desks
  • Attend and report on online events (in person when restrictions are lifted)
  • Commission freelancers as and when required
  • Contribute to Chemical Watch podcasts and moderate occasional webinars, conference sessions
  • Develop and maintain a network of close contacts

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 throughout Europe, including a team of 20 journalists.

We are looking for an individual with drive, enthusiasm and passion. In return, you will find Chemical Watch a stimulating brand with which to work.

How to apply

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