A rare opportunity has arisen for a journalist with sterling news judgment and great copy editing skills to take the reigns, for 12 months, of the Europe desk at Chemical Watch - the leading global information service for the rapidly growing chemicals regulation sector.

The job of the Europe desk editor is to ensure that the Chemical Watch Europe desk continues to provide the best possible news coverage for our member community which includes compliance chiefs at many of the world's leading global businesses, regulatory affairs specialists, policy makers, trade and environmental lobbyists, and more.

Capable of multitasking, quickly assessing incoming news ideas and rapid decision-making in the face of major breaking news, the desk editor co-ordinates our Europe coverage, monitoring a broad range of sources and agreeing and assigning specific stories to the three-strong Europe reporting team.

You will need:

  • High levels of professionalism and personal drive, with the ability to work remotely
  • Excellent copy editing and organisational skills
  • Strong news judgement
  • Great interpersonal skills and the desire to work closely with a team
  • The ability to develop a good working knowledge of how chemicals are regulated
  • A proven track record of writing clear, accurate and insightful articles in a B2B environment

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Ensure news coverage provides context and insight
  • Co-ordinate output of Europe desk through team and individual meetings
  • Provide input and direction where needed
  • Edit all content produced by Europe desk reporters and contribute weekly stories
  • Ensure news is timely, accurate and meets our quality standards
  • Track news management systems and ensure relevant leads are followed up
  • Allocate stories to desk writers as and when required
  • Attend and report on online events
  • Commission freelancers as and when required

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 15 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.

Please upload your CV and an application letter stating why you would like to be considered for this job.

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