NEWSLETTERS ARE an increasingly important part of The Economist’s digital growth. They allow us to showcase our journalism to reach new audiences and increase engagement among both subscribers and non-subscribers, and we are in the process of expanding our portfolio of emails.
We are seeking an editor to produce our current newsletters, and to be involved in the creation and development of new titles. They will collaborate closely with colleagues across the newsroom to ensure our highest-profile emails are compiled efficiently, formatted and edited correctly, and sent on time to several million recipients. They will be based in our newsroom in central London but can be located remotely for the time being.
This is primarily a production-focused role. Familiarity with tools such as Salesforce, CUE, Drupal, Photoshop or After Effects would be an advantage, as well as a basic understanding of analytics and how data can be used to inform editorial decisions.
Ultimately, however, the successful candidate will be an innovative self-starter with excellent judgment, a keen eye for detail and the ability to present our journalism in new ways to new audiences, while remaining true to our brand and the issues we cover.
Applicants should submit a one-page assessment of The Economist’s portfolio of newsletters, including a series of recommendations on what we could do better. (If you do not currently receive The Economist’s newsletters, you can register on our website for free and then sign up for many of our emails.)
This assessment is the most important part of the application, so make sure you explain your proposals thoroughly and clearly. We will read it blind, without seeing your name or your experience. Only if what is written fits with what we are looking for will we examine the accompanying CV and consider the rest of your application. You should also include a cover letter that explains why you are the right person for the role.
Your assessment, CV and cover letter should be sent to [email protected]. The closing date is Sunday September 26th 2021. All applicants must already hold the right to live and work in the United Kingdom without the need for any further visa-application process.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.