The Economist seeks a journalist for its digital team in London

August 18, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Economist is looking for a journalist to join its digital team in London. Please note: applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

This is a hybrid role that encompasses our evolving daily briefing products and our news-publishing operations for our apps and website. The role involves some shift and weekend working.

The mission is to help ensure that The Economist’s daily digital offering provides topical, habit-forming, high-quality analysis that suits a variety of different audiences, and in particular that our daily briefing services provide a responsive view of the day’s essential global stories.

The ideal candidates will have the ability to write and edit crisply and cleanly; excellent news judgment and analytical rigour; experience of working in a news environment; a calm head and an eye for detail; and an understanding of global politics, business and finance.

Applicants should write a sample Explainer of around 600 words on any subject of their choosing, which would be suitable to run online. They should send their copy and a CV to: UKnewsdeskjob@economist.com

The deadline is September 18th 2022.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning, writing, editing and updating our daily briefing services
  • Ensuring timely and smooth publication of digital-only and early-digital stories
  • Updating elements of our home pages, hubs and section pages
  • Monitoring news services and alerting senior editors to breaking stories and our audience teams to opportunities to resurface our published content


  • Ensuring that our daily briefing service is timely, distinctive and a pleasure to read
  • Ensuring that our digital publishing processes run faultlessly, throughout the week and around the clock
  • Helping to ensure that the home pages of our digital products and channels like newsletters and social media reflect the news cycle

Key relationships include:

  • Editor, digital news products
  • Senior news editor
  • Head of audience
  • Regional digital editors (depending on locations)

The ideal skills for these roles are:

  • An ability to write and edit crisply and cleanly
  • Excellent news judgment and analytical rigour
  • Experience of working in a news environment
  • A calm head and an eye for detail
  • An understanding of global politics, business and finance

To apply, go here.

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