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Deputy World Editor

Job ID: 3707
Job Views: 526
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.09.2020

Job Description

Deputy World Editor

Company Description

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop culture, technology, and more. Fiercely independent, irreverent, and intelligent, The Daily Beast now reaches more than a million readers per day.

Job Description

What We Can Offer You:

The Deputy World Editor is expected to edit, and assign news pieces, features, investigations, and analytical stories for The Daily Beast on geopolitics, international crime and conflict, inequality and identity, and more. They must have a keen sense of The Beast’s hard-hitting, scoop-driven, high-low approach to the news. And they must have a proven ability to write their own stories that weave interviews, anecdotes, and exclusive details into compelling narratives.

What You Get To Do:

  • Recruit and help manage a diverse array of freelance writers for The Daily Beast’s world desk—from up-and-comers to household names.
  • Help supervise The Beast’s network of international correspondents on stories about geopolitics, international crime and conflict, inequality and identity, and more for The Daily Beast.
  • Conceive and execute time-sensitive stories as well as long-form projects.
  • Work closely with The Beast’s teams in London, New York, and Washington, D.C..
  • Assign stories and break news at the intersection of international affairs and domestic politics, always keeping an eye towards relevance for an American readership.

Job Requirements


What You Bring To Us:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines, responding to breaking news as it occurs in a 24-hour cycle.
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and collaborate with other reporters and editors.
  • Scoop-minded, with an eye towards breaking big, exclusive news.
  • Strong research, writing, and reporting skills.
  • Proven skill as a narrative writer and storyteller.
  • Commitment and ability to continue to develop sources.
  • A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.
  • A keen sense of The Beast’s hard-hitting, high-low approach to the news.
  • At least five years of reporting/editing or equivalent experience. 
  • Regional expertise and multiple languages a plus.
  • Could be based practically anywhere—Europe, UK, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and beyond.

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