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News Editor

Job Description

News Editor

Publishers Weekly is the leading publication for the book publishing industry. We are looking for an editor for the News Department. This position is based in New York City with limited travel. 

Job Responsibilities:

·        Write stories on various aspects of the publishing industry. Articles will appear in the weekly Publishers Weekly print magazine, as well as, in various newsletters, including PW Daily.
·        Incumbent will be required to assist with compiling the PW Daily newsletter.
·        Covering and reporting on live events in New York City will be expected.
·        Develop industry contacts.


·        2-4 years of experience in a reporting capacity.
·        Excellent writing, technical, and communication skills required, as well as, good social media skills.
·        Knowledge of the publishing industry preferred, but not mandatory.

Excellent benefits.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to under the subject line heading “News Editor." Applications without a salary requirement will not be considered. 

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business running for 150 years. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists, in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best-known service is pre-publication book reviews, of which it publishes more than 8,500 per year.
Publishers Weekly is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Publishers Weekly is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Publishers Weekly are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military service member status, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic information, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law. Publishers Weekly will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.