Business Insider is hiring a full-time retail editor who has an obsession with the news.
The ideal candidate is someone who is sharp, quick-thinking, and comfortable juggling multiple stories on a short turnaround. The retail team covers an enormous range of news, from retailer bankruptcies and store closures to the latest viral fast-food deal, and the retail editor will be eager to tackle all of these and more.
This editor should be:
a natural at picking out trends and framing news in a way that communicates to readers how it will impact them
passionate about all of the things people want to buy and the companies that sell them, from Amazon and Walmart to McDonald’s and Chipotle
able to find the retail angle in virtually any major news event
organized and deadline-oriented
comfortable with editing between 10 and 15 stories a day
a team player who is willing to jump in whenever necessaryThe retail editor will help manage a growing team of talented reporters in New York City. They should expect to handle a mix of edits from viral news posts, scoops, and analysis pieces to visual features and slideshows.
Ideal candidates will also have:
excellent news judgment
an understanding of the business models of major consumer companies
contacts in the industry
familiarity with Business Insider’s headline style
5-7 years of experience writing and/or editing at an online publication and managing a team
copy-editing skills and knowledge of social media and SEO best practices
Here are some recent stories that demonstrate the retail team’s range of coverage:
This is a full-time position based in our New York office. Insider Inc. offers competitive salary packages complete with full benefits.
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