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Job Vacancy: SmartCitiesWorld Senior Editor

We are looking for a Senior Editor to join the SmartCitiesWorld team with a proven track record in journalism and leading and developing digital B2B media with a technology focus.

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Cities are on the frontline of many of the major challenges facing humanity including climate change, the pandemic and inequality.

 

Would you like to work for a global media brand that is supporting the people running cities and their technology partners by providing the information they need to tackle these challenges?

 

Would you like to be part of a passionate, supportive, and dynamic team of people with a common mission to help cities be better places for people to live in? If so, we want to hear from you.

 

We are looking for an editor who shares our passion, wants to make a difference, and will add their energy, diligence, and skills to ours so we can enable more people to live in better environments.

 

The Role: Senior Editor

 

We are looking for an experienced editor with a proven track record in journalism and leading and developing digital B2B media with a technology focus to manage our editorial team.

 

Primary responsibilities will be to create and edit high quality content to engage our global audience of cities, leaders, their teams, and an ecosystem of partners including leading technology firms, innovative start-ups from a range of sectors as well as NGOs and universities.

 

You will be expected to work closely with colleagues in marketing and commercial to support brand development. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will have excellent editing skills, alongside a strong desire to own, lead and develop our editorial product.

About SmartCitiesWorld

 

SmartCitiesWorld’s mission is to be the world-leading platform for sharing ideas to solve urban challenges that enable us to live in more resilient, sustainable, safe, and prosperous environments.

 

SmartCitiesWorld provides a quality, comprehensive and current global content resource for urban leaders and their partners. Through our platform, we encourage the smart city ecosystem to share their experiences and learn from each other through our content and our events.

 

We are the leading title within the B2B smart cities with an actively engaged readership of senior executives across the public and private sector. We have more than 30,000 members and our content has been viewed more than one million times during the past 12 months.

 

The Successful Applicant

  • Take strategic responsibility for all editorial on SmartCitiesWorld, reporting directly to the CEO
  • Plan and deliver an engaging range of editorial across channels to deliver strategic objectives for the website and engage a global audience.
  • Commission editorial - spanning news, features, in-depth reports, and multimedia content - from professional journalists and community contributors around the world
  • Edit all news and features
  • Write features, reports, analysis, and interviews
  • Oversee social media outreach to maximise audience engagement
  • Monitor and analyse website and social media statistics to ensure growth, engagement, and development of the product
  • Collaborate with commercial team to develop engaging agendas for webinars as well as chairing, writing synopses and invites, as suggesting panellists
  • Lead on sponsored editorial projects, supporting commercial colleagues with both design and delivery
  • Collaborate with marketing and commercial teams with design and delivery of projects
  • Represent SmartCitiesWorld at events (both in-person and online).
  • Attend meetings in the office in city London and regular online meetings

 

Knowledge and experience:

  • With solid experience of technology B2B journalism
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a website including writing, planning, commissioning, and editing for B2B publication
  • Experience of developing and supporting delivery of events
  • Experience of supporting audience research projects
  • Experience of managing commercial clients and balancing editorial and business demands
  • Ability to work with, manage and develop a team with a collaborative style
  • Understanding of UK publishing laws
  • Knowledge of the public sector, service delivery, and/or city and local authority operations would be desirable.

Salary

 

Full time position attractive salary/ freelance fee. It is a remote working

 

How to Apply

 

Please send us your CV along with why you want to work for SmartCitiesWorld. You can submit your details here. Please highlight in no more than 500 words what you think are the three most pressing urban challenges facing our cities and why.

 

If you have any question please email chrisc@smartcitiesworld.net.

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