Desk Editor, North America

Chemical Watch

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted November 16, 2021
Industry Government, Trade Publications
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Depending on Experience



A rare opportunity has arisen for a journalist with excellent news judgement and first class copy editing skills to take the reins of the North America desk at Chemical Watch – the leading global provider of news and insight for the rapidly growing chemicals regulation sector.

The North America desk editor supports the managing editor in ensuring Chemical Watch provides the best possible coverage of key policy and regulatory developments in the US and Canada for our audience of global compliance chiefs, regulatory affairs specialists, policy makers, trade bodies and environmental NGOs.

The successful candidate must be capable of tracking and evaluating a burgeoning stream of news ideas and leads quickly and confidently, while ensuring the entire desk’s output meets the highest possible editorial quality standards. That includes telling our readers not just what has happened, but interpreting its probable impact on their work.


You will need:

Experience of working with regulatory, legislative, environmental and/or technical content will be an advantage.

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The company

The Chemical Watch brand provides businesses worldwide with the information they need to safely manage chemicals in products, reporting impartially on the actions and opinions of all stakeholders in our community.

Owned by environmental, health and safety information services company Enhesa, Chemical Watch continues to enjoy strong global year-on-year growth. It has more than 70 staff, based in the UK, US and Europe, including a team of more than 20 journalists.

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