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Chemical Watch

Job title Deputy news editor
Location Home working, preferably within 2hrs of London.
Date posted 22-Nov-18
Apply by 22-Dec-18
Contact Geraint Roberts
Summary An exciting opportunity for an experienced journalist to join a growing company and oversee the day to day running of an editorial team of more than 15 in the UK and US.

The company:

CW Research Ltd (CWR) provides the global business community with the news, information and perspectives it needs to strive for the safe production, distribution and use of chemicals. 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, and now employs some 46 staff. We are looking for an individual with drive, enthusiasm and passion. In return, you will find CWR a stimulating place to work and progress your career.

Our team of journalists work remotely but we hold regular face-to-face meetings in London.

The role:

The Deputy News Editor will run the day to day activities of our busy newsdesk, ensuring we deliver accurate, balanced, pertinent and concise articles to deadline for our flagship Chemical Watch website and its three sister sites covering Asia, biocides and chemicals risk management. Reporting to, and working closely with the News Editor, they will help plan the deployment of our team of reporters and desk editors week to week, and will be responsible for ensuring news articles are edited to the standard customers expect for paywall protected, high value content. They will also pitch in with some news stories of their own. They will need to attend conferences and other events, often abroad, and to moderate some of our conference sessions and webinars.

The candidate:

We are looking for an experienced journalist with excellent editing and leadership skills. While knowledge of global chemicals regulation, toxicology and the supply chain challenges facing businesses in relation to chemicals safety is an advantage, the application of sound editing and news writing principles and the ability to rapidly learn about our customers’ needs is essential. Confidence in public speaking and foreign language skills would be advantages.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Editing news articles
  • Overseeing the production of our weekly and fortnightly news bulletins
  • Conferring with desk editors on their planned stories for the week ahead
  • Deputising for the News Editor in their absence
  • Contributing to wider, cross-departmental company projects and discussions
  • Writing some news and features as needs dictate and time allows

Salary negotiable. CWR operates an employer contributory company pension and annual leave scheme.

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

CWR websites