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News Editor, EU shift

Take charge of the EU news shift, editing and publishing all of the stories produced by the team of authors

type of job

full-time

updated at

13 months ago

job details

Role overview

We are looking for News Editor, EU shift. The position is fully remote, but the successful applicant must be a native speaker of English and be willing to work during the hours of 7am to 3pm London time. The EU shift News Editor reports to the Senior Editor, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

Location: Europe, fully remote

Salary: negotiable

Job type: full time

Responsibilities

  • Take charge of the EU news shift, editing and publishing all of the stories produced by the team of authors
  • Monitor and assign the latest news and announcements that come through, without bias
  • Quickly react to breaking news, helping to produce briefs of 100–150 words in 20 minutes or less
  • Act as a manager for the team of writers and aid them in executing their KPIs
  • Liaise with major companies, niche projects and stakeholders, conducting interviews and sourcing original and pertinent stories
  • Help to write compelling headlines and social media copy. Work together with the SMM team to deliver newly published articles on social media
  • Use our in-house style guide (a slightly modified variant of AP style) to copy edit all content

Requirements

  • Experience editing news, follow-ups and interviews
  • Experience in reporting on breaking news
  • Deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency industry, at least 4+ years
  • Experience in publishing content without supervision
  • Experience in managing a team of writers
  • Experience in communicating with marketing departments and PR agencies and dealing with requests
  • Strong skills in interviewing and building relationships with sources
  • Expert English writing and editing skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Work well within a team and the wider organization
  • Ability to learn on the fly and keep track of day-to-day news flow in a quickly evolving industry
  • Non-English language skills are a plus, especially Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Japanese or Russian
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of work experience
  • A nose for a story and the instinct to ignore PR blitzes

We offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Highly autonomous work environment
  • Collaborative and engaging corporate culture with a global team
  • Working with the market leader in crypto media

About us

Founded in 2013, Cointelegraph is the world’s largest digital media platform, covering a wide range of news on blockchain technology, digital assets, and emerging fintech trends. Our media platform has laid the foundation of a trusted brand that brings over 25 million monthly visitors.

Cointelegraph has 10 regional operations in the U.S., Japan, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Germany, Brazil, China, Spain, EMEA, and Latin America.