Startup Europe. Grown up reporting
Sifted is looking for a commissioning editor to join our fast-growing team covering the world of European tech and startups.
We’re looking for a creative, collaborative and versatile journalist who is full of ideas, knows how to make smart commissions and has a knack for getting the best out of writers.
Sifted is a new media platform, backed by the Financial Times, reporting on the world of technology and startups in Europe. Just two years after launching, we’ve become known for our high-quality journalism and fresh viewpoints, and a must-read for many founders, investors and people working in startups across the continent.
Our team of reporters, based across Europe, aren’t chasing the latest funding announcements or product releases; plenty of other sites have got that covered. We are telling the stories that should be told — big startup trends, compelling company profiles and the everyday lessons that come from growing a business and messing up along the way.
We have grown from a standing start to over 500,000 monthly unique visitors, and 65,000 newsletter subscribers, and have a lively social media following, but there is much more to be done both to grow and consolidate our readership.
Reporting to the editor, it will be your mission to whip into shape articles that come in from our network of 20 staff and freelance reporters across Europe as well as commission (and occasionally write) articles on some of the biggest issues of the day.
You will also be responsible for managing our opinion section and ensuring a steady stream of articles reflecting ongoing debates (while fending off the millions of promo-content-marketing pieces we get pitched every second).
We’re looking for someone who has 3+ years’ editorial experience and has commissioned and worked with freelance reporters and external contributors. We want someone with fluent English, excellent attention to detail and an eye for a good story (and headline). We’re also keen to find someone who is up for writing the occasional piece and excited to work in an environment where things move fast and often change.
We have a small-company mindset, but big company goals, and can draw on many of the strengths and benefits of a world-respected brand, the Financial Times. We’re friendly, hard-working and passionate about what we do. We have a flat structure, collaborate across disciplines, and everyone has impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication.
London (although we are a fully-remote team for the foreseeable future and are open to semi-remote applicants — ie. people who could travel in a few days per week).
Please send an email explaining why you’d like to apply and why you think you’d be a good fit for this role to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please attach a CV.
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