News editor/senior journalist for Newton Media (Insurance Group)
Intelligent Insurer Magazine is expanding its team and is seeking experienced, dynamic and ambitious senior journalists to help us grow and improve our product portfolio, taking responsibility for key sectors of our content strategy.
We are seeking a news editor and senior journalists with the ambition to help shape products, make it their own and become a key part of a tight-knit editorial team in an independent publishing company.
The successful candidate(s) would take responsibility for increasing and improving our news output on a daily basis through research, analysis, leveraging market contacts and conducting in-depth interviews with key market figures.
They would need to be an excellent editor and writer and, ideally, have a good understanding of the risk-transfer landscape globally including dynamics between companies, insurers and reinsurers and the important role alternative capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) now play in this sector. They would ideally also have some good contacts in the industry developed during previous roles.
Our intention is that this role will expand as the business grows, new products are launched, and new team members are recruited. Across our range of products, we need motived, self-sufficient individuals capable of developing into editors, ultimately taking responsibility for entire magazines or websites. In addition, you will have the chance to have a say in the development of the business including launching and managing new products.
There will be opportunity to travel to key conferences and events after a period of 6 months or so.
The role would suit someone with a minimum of five years’ experience in business-to-business journalism, ideally covering the risk-transfer markets globally including insurance, reinsurance and ILS.
- Be willing and able to hit the ground running;
- Have exceptional writing and editing skills;
- The ability to chair round tables and eventually chair events;
- Be willing to tackle new topics and learn quickly;
- Have a track record of generating strong content;
- Be a good communicator;
- Be self-sufficient with good time management;
- Show superior attention to detail and organisation;
- Be able to manage several tasks concurrently; and
- Work well in a small team.
Why we are recruiting?
As our product range and output has increased, the existing editorial team requires investment and we have made the strategic decision to hire more senior people capable of hitting the ground running and helping us achieve some specific strategic goals we have set for the next 12 months.
This latest recruitment drive is the start of an exciting period of growth for the company and its editorial team. We want people able to help manage this process and take us to a new level of quality and output.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
Newton Media publishes business-to-business magazines and produces events in the legal, finance and insurance industries.
Our passion for client-satisfaction and dedication to excellence will help us grow from a current team of 35 people to double the size over the next 2-3 years. Demand for our products means we’re still very much at the beginning of our story as we prepare for the inevitable step-up to medium-sized company over the next few years.
Newton Media choose to only employ nice, hardworking and reliable individuals who want to have a voice within their organisation. Successful candidates will be provided with opportunities to make a very real difference to the company's future and will subsequently progress their own career in the process.
We allow employees to take ownership of their responsibilities, meaning you will be joining a team of determined individuals who fully commit to projects and enjoy being accountable for their success. As evidence of that, we’re one of only a handful of companies who offer employees unlimited holiday.
In addition to the genuine prospect of building a meaningful career, you will be joining a team of smart, friendly people who know how to have fun while working hard and who support each-other to deliver the excellent products we are known for.
The company’s offices are in Bromley, footsteps from Bromley South Station, which is approximately 20 minutes from central London with regular rail services from London Victoria and extensive connections throughout south east London.
Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to Wyn Jenkins, managing editor of Newton Media’s Insurance Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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