News Editor

Screen International
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
09 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

MBI owns a unique portfolio of leading multichannel subscription-based brands, offering a range of events, content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising, film and marketing services.

MBI brands are: Broadcast, shots, Screen International, World of Locations, ALF, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production Intelligence, The Media Production Show, Broadcast Awards and other industry events.

Screen International, the leading international film trade magazine, is seeking a talented, motivated and experienced news editor to join its fast-paced editorial team


  • Coordinate and manage all news coverage, including daily breaking news and in-depth analysis pieces, from Screen’s network of staff reporters and international correspondents
  • Coordinate and edit all news coverage for, with accurate reporting and quality control of all content
  • Manage news from Screen’s network of staff writers/reporters and territory correspondents, fielding story pitches and editing copy to a high standard.
  • Coordinate with Screen’s online editor on daily email newsletters and breaking news alerts
  • Supervise news coverage for daily editions at major film festivals including Cannes and Berlin (and, with experience, take the lead on editing these market-leading dailies)
  • Keep Screen at the forefront of international industry reporting
  • Build and maintain long-lasting and effective relationships with industry contacts
  • Some writing/reporting will be involved in addition to editing, and the News Editor will also represent Screen in the market and festivals including on panels
  • Motivate reporters and correspondents to ensure that Screen is not missing out on stories that go to competition titles.
  • Coordinate with online editor to make sure that stories achieve their maximum impact online with strong headlines and presentation, and that they sit in the correct areas of the site
  • The role is London-based but will require international travel throughout the year

About You

  • Minimum of two years’ news editing experience in a daily online environment
  • Demonstrable news gathering abilities, including interview and research techniques; FOI use
  • Comfortable dealing with financial data
  • Used to working in a fast-paced environment while also understanding long-term planning
  • In-depth film industry knowledge would be useful
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong social and networking skills
  • Proactive
  • Sharp eye for detail
  • Positive team player

Please send CV, covering letter and salary expectations to HR @, and state the job title of the vacancy in the subject line.

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