Assigning Editor at Newsweek

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $60,000 Annually
| Full-time

Assigning Editor

Location:Remote, United States

Newsweek is the global media organization that has earned audience time and trust for more than 90 years. Newsweek reaches 100 million people each month with thought-provoking news, opinion, images, graphics, and video delivered across a dozen print and digital platforms. Headquartered in New York City, Newsweek also publishes international editions in EMEA and Asia.

Newsweek is seeking a talented and motivated assigning editor to join our growing team. The right candidate has experience identifyinginternet trendsand conversations, viral social media posts, and evergreen content from a variety of sources. As part of this team, you will lead a group oftalentedcreators to produceengagingcontent thatresonates with our diverse audienceon key platforms.Your knack for spotting trends and your ability to pivot strategies based on insights will be instrumental in driving success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Story Sourcing:Identify trending topics and conversations with potential to generate wide readership. Examine content across various platforms to source stories that engage and grow our audience.
  • Team Management:Lead and manage a team of content creators, providing direction and feedback to ensure the production of high-quality content.
  • Headline Crafting:Create compelling and accurate headlines for stories you assign, maximizing reader engagement and shareability.
  • Content Strategy Development:Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to develop and implement content strategies that align with Newsweeks goals and audience interests.
  • Quality Assurance:Ensure that all content is up to Newsweek standards, moving swiftly without sacrificing quality.
  • Insight-Driven Pivoting:Utilize audience insights and analytics to pivot content strategies and assignments effectively.
  • Communication:Maintain excellent communication with your team and other departments to ensure cohesive and timely execution of content strategies.


  • Bachelorsdegreein journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in sourcing, assigning and editing content in a newsroom or digital publication environment, with a track record of engaging a large audience.
  • Deep understanding of U.S. news and lifestyle trending topics like health, entertainment, science, wellness and beyond.
  • Strong editorial judgment with an exceptional ability to spot trending content.
  • Excellent headline-writing skills.
  • Proven management skills with the ability to lead, motivate, and guide a team of content creators.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing trends and pivot strategies accordingly without compromising on quality.
  • Competence in using analytics tools to gather insights and inform content decisions.

Salary range: $60,000 – $70,000

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