Business Editor

Aviation Week Network

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted January 12, 2023
Industry Trade Publications
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary 75,000-90,000


Aviation Week Network is seeking a business editor. Every development in aerospace and defense has become a business event, whether geopolitical clashes, supply chain disruption, RPK forecasts, raw material inflation, labor shortages, business travel demand, space flights and more. Aviation Week customers need more expert insight – they need a leading business reporter to guide them through what is possibly the most decisive era since the dawn of aviation itself.

Aviation Week is an award-winning market intelligence provider that enjoys one of the longest, most well-known, and historically distinguished reputations in aerospace and defense journalism. Our reporters and their stories regularly are cited by other news organizations. They become go-to experts by aerospace and defense leaders and government officials. Sometimes they become part of history themselves.

Now, we seek a business reporter of the highest caliber who can expand our business news coverage as we aim to provide more business intelligence to readers and customers. The ideal candidate is a proven business journalist with an aerospace and defense passion, and someone who enjoys being a “market mover” with scoops, analysis and engaging newswriting and speaking skills.

Role Accountability and Duties:

  • Report and write original daily newsletter and weekly magazine features on business beat
  • Expand business beat coverage, including covering aircraft leasing, repair, and other issues
  • Plan and develop future story ideas for digital, print, and social networks
  • Help conference production teams craft agendas for Aviation Week events
  • Moderate or participate in conferences, podcasts, webinars as A&D business expert
  • Work with executive editor for business, and other editorial managers on assignments
  • Act as subject matter expert on A&D business issues at external events, conferences
  • Collaborate with other staff writers, freelancers, and event staff for content production
  • Participate in daily and weekly online meetings for staff coordination
  • Engage in sustainability, ESG and other corporate goals


  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • Aerospace, defense, aviation, and related subject familiarity
  • Business-reporting experience preferred; desire required
  • Ability to multitask projects with rolling deadlines
  • Public speaking experience preferred or willingness
  • Creative mindset for storytelling and engaging content
  • Desire to travel and engage readers, customers, and partners
  • Familiarity with news organization operations
  • Responsiveness and timely communication skills
  • Clear and clean newswriting ability a priority

Company Description:

Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. We create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence, and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations worldwide.

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries to trade, innovate and grow. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience, and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content, and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organizer, with over 500 international events, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year.

Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defense industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world. 

Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network to help them understand the market, make decisions, predict trends, and connect with people and business opportunities. Customers include the world's leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, airports, business aviation operators, militaries, governments, and other organizations that serve this worldwide marketplace. 

Aviation Week Network’s portfolio delivers award-winning journalism, data, intelligence and analytical resources, world-class tradeshows and conferences, and results-driven marketing services and advertising. Aviation Week Network is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.

Additional Information

We offer:

  • $75,000.00 - $88,000.00 depending on experience
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning and other development/training opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, eye)
  • 401K and Matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Work-life balance
  • Additional discounts through various partnerships

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.