LinkedIn News Editor - 10 month Fixed Term Contract in London, United Kingdom

LinkedIn is looking for a business journalist who has a deep desire to define the future of how British professionals get their information and develop their voice.

As one of our UK news editors, you will create, curate and cultivate content that drives the business conversation in the country. In this role, you will be especially responsible for writing and editing a daily digest of news stories that matter to UK professionals. You will contribute to setting the editorial strategy in the UK, working with other editors, engineers, product managers and more to drive the engagement of LinkedIn members. Our work is constantly evolving, from engaging with some of the world’s top thought leaders to building exciting new mobile products, and leaves tons of room for your own ideas and initiative.

You will join a dynamic team who is building something brand new in business news and views and get a fast education in platforms and entrepreneurial journalism. LinkedIn editors work around the globe (New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Munich, São Paulo, Bangalore, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney) and their previous lives include the AP, CNBC, Fortune, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and more. All of our news-driven content efforts incorporate an algorithm + editorial approach. You should be as comfortable in a newsroom as in a startup, and as interested in shaping a product as shaping a story.

This is a contract role for a maternity cover lasting 10 months.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit a daily digest of UK business news;

  • Forge relationships with top thought leaders and publishers in the UK;

  • Generate analysis on what’s working and what’s not and come up with ways to increase engagement through content;

  • Help to curate LinkedIn for UK members;

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in news writing and editing;

  • 2+ experience in business journalism or related coursework in business/economics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the British business environment;

  • Experience in online media;

  • Strong presence on social media;

  • Experience with original and curated news.