Leading global regulatory news service Chemical Watch is looking for an experienced sub-editor to join our expert team of journalists and analysts covering chemicals management across the globe for customers working in business and government.

The sub-editor will join our busy production team, ensuring we deliver error-free content that conforms to house style and meets its deadline. You will report to the deputy editor, and work closely with the chief analyst, news editor and our team of subs.

Although you will be expected to work on news and features, your main focus will be on material published by Chemical Watch's Data Analytical Research Team (DART). DART analyses global regulations and official legal documents of relevance to chemicals. Its output includes summaries of worldwide legislation, expert reports and extensive regulatory comparison charts.

You will also help build our photo library and proof-read publications such as our various annual reports and eLearning courses.

The candidate:

We need an experienced sub-editor or production editor who prides themselves on ensuring content meets the highest standards before it is published. A stickler for factual accuracy, the job will suit someone who likes the challenge of tackling complex technical material and ensuring it is understandable to our worldwide readership.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • subbing material produced by our data analysts, including legal resources and expert reports
  • subbing news, features and other content, such as conference programmes, marketing brochures, directory entries, tables and regulation summaries
  • sourcing, sizing and filing images
  • proofreading laid out pages

Editorial team members work full time from home, but when allowed we hold regular face-to-face meetings in the UK.

Who we are:

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 nearly 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.

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

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