Senior Editor, World

Daily Beast
Full time
Copywriting and Editing
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Senior Editor, World

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 World Editor is expected to assign and edit news pieces, features, investigations, and analytical stories for The Daily Beast on geopolitics, international security and cybersecurity, international crime, conflict, espionage, and more. In addition, they must also have demonstrated skills to write their own stories that weave interviews, profile material, anecdotes, and exclusive details into compelling narratives.

What You Get To Do:

  • Recruit and manage a diverse array of freelance writers for The Daily Beast’s world desk—from up-and-comers to household names.

  • Supervise The Beast’s network of international correspondents and staff reporters on stories on geopolitics, international crime and conflict, and more for The Daily Beast.

  • Conceive and execute time-sensitive stories as well as long-form projects.

  • Work closely with The Beast’s top editors in New York City and its teams in London and in Washington, D.C..

  • Adhere to the ethical code, policies and procedures of The Daily Beast.

  • Contribute ideas for graphics, polls, data visualizations, and other means of enhancing audience engagement.

  • Assign stories and break news at the intersection of international affairs and domestic politics, always keeping an eye towards relevance for an American readership.


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.

  • Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners.

  • Scoop-minded, with an eye towards breaking big, exclusive news.

  • Strong research, writing, and reporting skills.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills.

  • Proven skill as a narrative writer and storyteller.

  • Commitment and ability to continue to develop sources.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.

  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision.

  • At least ten years of reporting/editing or equivalent experience.

Based in Europe or the Middle East preferred, but not required.

Additional information

Why Work Here

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best in benefits. We offer discretionary vacation (as in take what you need with approval for all exempt and non-guild employees), commuter subsidy, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, subsidized gym membership, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

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