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Chemical Watch

Job title Global bodies & emerging markets reporter
Location Home-based or Bath office
Salary range Negotiable
Sector Media
Date posted 05-Mar-19
Apply by 14-Mar-19
Contact Geraint Roberts
Summary An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic recent graduate to join a growing company with an editorial team of more than 15 in the UK and the US providing news on chemicals management across the globe for a business readership.

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, now employing more than 60 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.

The role:

The Global bodies/emerging markets reporter will join our busy, real-time newsdesk, ensuring we deliver accurate, balanced, well written articles to deadline for our flagship Chemical Watch website. Reporting to the UK-based news editor, they will cover developments in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as key global bodies such as UN Environment.

Maintaining CWR’s reputation for informative, pertinent, accurate and timely content, the successful candidate will also attend conferences around the globe.

News writing is the primary task but they will also write occasional features and suggest ideas and contacts to the broader journalist team and other parts of CWR, such as our Events team. You may also be required to chair or speak in our webinars or conferences.

The candidate:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and thorough graduate, preferably with 1 or 2 years first job experience, with a keen interest in health/environmental issues, the developing world, the global economy and how laws and regulations are made in different countries. You will need excellent English language writing skills and the ability and drive to to rapidly learn about the complex agenda of chemicals management and regulation, and the business and scientific debates that surround it. Writing and speaking ability in Spanish, Portuguese, French or Arabic an advantage.

Editorial team members work full time from home but the successful candidate could also work in our Bath office, where our friendly marketing and publishing teams are based. The editorial team meets on a quarterly basis, with virtual team meetings every month. This position is full-time, 35 hours per week.

Salary negotiable

Please send applications with a CV and cover letter saying why you want to work for Chemical Watch to editorial director Geraint Roberts at