The Economist is looking for News Desk Editors to join its digital teams in Europe (London), America (location is flexible) and Asia (Singapore or Hong Kong). These are hybrid roles that encompass our evolving daily briefing products and our news-publishing operations for our apps and website. The roles involve some shift and weekend working.
The mission is to help ensure that The Economist's daily digital offering provides topical, habit-forming, high-quality analysis that suits a variety of different audiences, and in particular that our daily briefing services provide a responsive view of the day's essential global stories.
The ideal candidates will have the ability to write and edit crisply and cleanly; excellent news judgment and analytical rigour; experience of working in a news environment; a calm head and an eye for detail; and an understanding of global politics, business and finance.
Applicants should write three 150-word shots of analysis, one on business, one on politics and one on any subject of their choosing, each of which would be suitable to run in our Espresso daily briefing service on a day in May. They should send their copy and a CV to:
USnewsdeskjob@economist.com for the role in America;
UKnewsdeskjob@economist.com for the role in London; and
Asianewsdeskjob@economist.com for the role in either Hong Kong or Singapore.
The deadline is May 9th 2021.
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