Deputy Publishing Editor

Deputy Publishing Editor

at Newsweek

United States, Remote

Newsweek is the global media organization that has earned audience time and trust for more than 90 years. Newsweek reaches 100 million people each month with thought-provoking news, opinion, images, graphics, and video delivered across a dozen print and digital platforms. Headquartered in New York City, Newsweek also publishes international editions in EMEA and Asia.

Newsweek is looking for an experienced editor who can play a leading role in the worldwide publishing team to help achieve the ambitions of one of the biggest brands in news.

Reporting to the Global Publishing Editor, the Deputy Publishing Editor will help to lead the global team of copy editors. The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility for publishing during parts of the day. Whoever is appointed will ensure Newsweek’s high editorial standards are maintained across stories that range from hard breaking news and exclusive investigations to lifestyle coverage and the latest internet trends.

They will have a comprehensive understanding of media law and ensure all articles published by the team are accurate and fair. They will meet strict deadlines. They will work to help expand Newsweek’s coverage. Strong knowledge of U.S. current affairs and politics is essential.

 This is a full-time role, 5 days a week, and may include occasional weekend working depending on the needs of the company. 

 Place of work: Our office is based in New York but you will have the ability to work from home anywhere in the U.S. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Helping lead the copy editing team to ensure consistent, fast and high-quality output in accordance with editorial strategy
  • Helping ensure that all published copy respects Newsweek standards, keeping a close eye out for any legal or ethical issues and protecting the credibility and reputation of Newsweek
  • Helping ensure that copy is elevated as merited to achieve the greatest impact with our audience
  • Managing some of the team of copy editors directly and ensuring that they meet their goals and their personal potential
  • Performing any other reasonable duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business


  • A track record of outstanding copy editing at a real-time news organization
  • Experience of managing teams of editors and reporters
  • Experience of performing specific editorial roles within a newsroom
  • A demonstrated record of collaboration with colleagues in other functions and other regions
  • Ability to foster relationships with editorial staff to develop trust and offer constructive advice

Salary range: $100,000 – $120,000

Newsweek is an equal opportunity employer. We seek employees of diverse backgrounds and are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and respectful workplace.