Science|Business Executive Editor wanted

02 May 2022 | Jobs

Science|Business, a Brussels-based media company focused on R&D policy and investment, is looking for an Executive Editor to lead our news coverage, and to speed growth in audience and revenue. 

Since its start in 2005, our online news service has earned a reputation as the best, independent eye on EU R&D policies and programmes; and its many events, online and in-person, are the premiere gathering places for anyone trying to understand and connect with those programmes. At the same time, our expert news coverage of policy for AI and quantum, climate and energy, health and COVID have boosted readership in Europe and beyond. 

Now, as we chart our course for the future, we are looking for an editorial entrepreneur with the energy and judgement to lead our small but growing news team in Europe and beyond. This person will also help develop new, profitable news products, and work on content strategy as part of the company’s top management team.

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, skilled journalist with the vision to lead, the experience to act, and the ambition to create something new.

Duties:

-Management of full-time journalists and freelance contributors

-Daily supervision of global news production and quality, on the Web and in our online newsletters

-Development of news strategy and products to expand revenue and audience

-Reporting and writing some news or features, depending on news flow

-Representation of the company in public events, as moderator or speaker

Requirements:

-At least 7 years of professional journalistic experience, including expertise in at least one of our main themes: science & technology, R&D policy & investment, and EU affairs

-Based in Brussels, or willingness either to move there or visit very often

-Native-level English fluency, with French or German speaking proficiency a plus

-News management or product-development experience preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience, and could include share options in the company. This is an opportunity to help lead our company through its next stage, and pioneer how a news organisation can best serve the fast-growing, and vitally important, global science enterprise.

Email CV and work samples to [email protected] by 30 June 2022.

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