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Chemical Watch

Job title Americas Reporter
Location Home/hub working, DC area or N Carolina
Salary range Depending on experience
Date posted 29-Jun-18
Apply by 31-Aug-18
Contact Kelly Franklin, Geraint Roberts
Summary An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic writer to join a growing company with an editorial team of more than 15 in the UK and the US covering chemicals management across the globe for busy business people.

The company:

CW Research Ltd (CWR) provides the global business community with the news, information and perspectives it needs to strive for safe products for human health and the environment. We provide a 360-degree view of this agenda, impartially reporting on the actions and opinions of all stakeholders in our community. Our company has a strong shared sense of purpose, fuelled by highly educated and motivated staff who want to make a difference with their work.

CWR has just celebrated its tenth anniversary and continues to enjoy strong year-on-year growth, now employing some 52 staff plus freelancers. We are looking for an individual with drive, enthusiasm and passion. In return, you will join a company going through exciting expansion across the business, and which offers career progression.

The role:

The Americas reporter will join our busy, real-time newsdesk, ensuring we deliver accurate, balanced, well written articles to deadline for our flagship Chemical Watch website and its sister websites*. Reporting to the DC-based Americas desk editor, a key focus will be US and Canadian chemicals management policy at federal and state level, and the actions of legislatures, agencies, business organisations, companies and NGOs. He/she will also help cover voluntary business programmes.

Maintaining CWR’s reputation for informative, pertinent, accurate and timely content, the successful candidate will frequently attend press conferences, workshops and other events in DC and elsewhere.

News writing is the primary task but other tasks may also include writing occasional features, suggesting story ideas and contacts to the broader journalist team and other parts of CWR, such as Analysts, Events teams.

The candidate:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated recent journalism or law graduate, or journalist/ writer with a year or two's experience writing for a business readership on regulatory issues. The ideal candidate should have the ability and drive to rapidly learn about the complex agenda of chemicals management and regulation, and the business and scientific debates which surround it. You should be willing to help with public speaking at our events. While not essential, language skills, especially Spanish and Portuguese, would be an advantage.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • In consultation with the Americas desk editor, researching and writing news and features on policy and business developments.
  • Attending press conferences and other events in DC on a regular basis, and international events elsewhere as required, plus one or two CWR meetings in the UK each year.
  • Establishing excellent contacts in key organisations
  • Deputising for Americas desk editor as needed
  • Building  understanding of our customers’ needs, and help CWR gather and interpret customer insight.

Salary negotiable. This is a full-time, permanent position. CWR operates a scheme to cover premiums on an individual health insurance policy and a tax-deferred retirement savings plan (401 K or similar). US-based employees are entitled to 19 annual vacation days plus US Federal National Holidays.

Please send applications with a CV and cover letter to Americas Desk Editor and Editorial Director

* Our websites are: