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Assistant Editor, Contributors

  • 2023-02-16 4:06 PM
    Message # 13100861

    The Assistant Editor, Contributors will help train some of our 2,500 outside writers to ensure that they consistently produce high-quality digital journalism on the beats most important to Forbes and its readers.

    This editor will report to the Assistant Managing Editor, Contributors, and will work across newsroom departments and in collaboration with Product, Video, Social, Audience Development and Newsletter teams to help attract new readers.

    In addition to working with our Lifestyle, Art, Luxury, and Travel contributors, this editor will also work with colleagues to support and train contributors to ensure that all are following best practices for ethical journalism, audience development, multimedia formats, and other areas for growth.


    • Work specifically with our most prolific contributors for Lifestyle, including Art, Luxury, Fashion, Style, and Travel to increase their productivity and improve their quality
    • Better enable contributors to consistently produce high-quality editorial posts and products on the biggest stories driving the news on their beats
    • Support contributors on audience development, new storytelling formats, and other publishing topics
    • Train and support contributors on journalism questions and how to use and optimize Forbes publishing tools to maximum effect
    • Analyze audience data for strategic decision-making on coverage and provide actionable guidance and training to contributors and other editors
    • Assist in recruiting and developing new contributors with diverse backgrounds, expertise and experiences, and help vet potential contributors
    • Collaborate with newsroom colleagues on projects and impactful coverage that is authentic to the Forbes brand


    • Unimpeachable news judgment, cool diplomacy skills and demonstrated expertise in in Forbes' key areas of coverage, especially luxury lifestyle, art markets, travel and related topics
    • Expert line-editing skills with an ear for voice and the ability to provide editorial guidance to subject-matter experts
    • Background in multi-platform journalism, from working on newsletters and video series and podcasts to collaborating with data analysts and social media to increase audience and engagement is highly prized
    • At least two to three years professional journalism experience in a newsroom

    The annual salary range for this role is $62,400 to $65,000

    Forbes has estimated the compensation range set forth above in good faith.  The compensation range is what we believe we will offer, and ultimately pay, a successful candidate.  In determining this range, we consider the experience, level of education (if applicable to the role), knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be had by a successful candidate as well as the budget and the company’s pay rates, generally. This said, we may have to make changes to our compensation estimates and job descriptions from time to time and we expressly reserve the right to do so.  Should we make any such changes, this advertisement will be revised to reflect such revisions.  We encourage you to occasionally re-visit this advertisement to ensure that you are abreast of any changes.  Thank you for your interest in joining Forbes!

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