Newsweek is looking for a full-time newsletter and briefings reporter/producer to add to its news coverage, grow original journalism and continue to build Newsweek.com as a destination for audiences.

We are looking for someone with excellent knowledge of US, UK and international news; who understands how appointment building works across newsletters, the site and apps; who can think creatively, innovative and who is full of creative storytelling ideas with angles nobody else has thought of.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in newsletter formats (and/or be willing to learn quickly and enthusiastically) along with how to make them a compelling read.

Key responsibilities:

  • Write for, commission and help edit our existing flagship newsletter The Bulletin and grow its imprint and impact
  • Launch new newsletters to build daily and/or weekly appointments with the Newsweek audience
  • Lead the way on audience acquisition and conversion across briefings and newsletters
  • Build contacts and sources in order to break exclusive lines on Newsweek.com and adding value to every story we tell
  • Assist the social team to break news across our social platforms and wider networks
  • Develop a relationship with Newsweek's audience and engage more people more often
  • Help turn briefing journalism into habit-forming behavior with audiences and user subscriptions
  • Identify growth topics and issues Newsweek should care about, leading the way in distilling complex issues into succinct updates
  • Monitor analytics, publishing tools and optimization data, identifying weak points and capitalizing on successes

Requirements:

  • Experience of writing newsletters and/or briefings
  • Demonstrable knowledge of newsletter growth and how that leads to audience loyalty and subscriptions
  • Understanding of the US news cycle and what engages American and international audiences
  • A track record of innovation and trying new things in new ways across the web
  • A bulging contacts book suitable for a US and international publisher
  • Good news sense
  • Knowledge of media law
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced 24/7 news environment
  • Excellent spelling and grammar

Apply to:

Ashley Park
Newsweek
United Kingdom

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