Forbes Media Assistant Editor, Innovation in Jersey City, New Jersey

Forbes Media seeks an Assistant Editor to support the Forbes Innovation section in our Jersey City, NJ, office. Assistant Editors are the linchpin of the Forbes newsroom. They work at the intersection of editorial (staff writers, editors and outside contributors) and internal teams within Forbes: audience development, social media, live events, sales optimization, product and development.

This candidate will be assigned to venture capital, cybersecurity and other international, entrepreneurial technology content, working at the intersection of editorial (editors, staff writers and outside contributors) and internal teams including social, product, analytics and live events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work on front lines of editorial coverage. Read and edit (as appropriate) the content stream on the channel and overall site and monitoring any issues with the CMS

  • Assist editors to find, recruit, and set up new contributors. Train and support contributors on how to use and optimize Forbes publishing tools.

  • Stay on cutting edge of technology, specifically the venture capital and cybersecurity industry; monitor breaking news and must-read sites, social streams, trade press and more.

  • Collaborate with editors to find original angles to news and enterprise stories; follow up with reporting and writing stories or pitching stories to contributors.

  • Participate in larger Forbes projects, including 30 Under 30 and Midas List as a reporter and writer. Ideal candidate is expected to pitch, write regular stories for the site and/or magazine. Member of fact checking pool for the magazine.

  • Work with audience development and other internals teams monitor optimize traffic.

  • Create original content for Forbes platforms outside the site, including social media, podcasts and newsletters, as well as live events.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 6 months to 1 year of relevant work or internship experience in digital journalism or related field. Editing experience at college publication is a plus, as is writing experience.

  • Hands-on experience with CMS, analytics, G Suite/Microsoft Office and social media platforms

  • Obsessed with all-things entrepreneurial and international, specifically venture capital and cyber security

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently when required while at the same time operate efficiently in a team dynamic

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a keen eye for detail

Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 40 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, education, financial services and brand licensing.

Forbes is an equal opportunity employer.