POLITICO, Audience Development Editor (Brussels)

Dependent on experience
25 Feb 2019
25 Mar 2019
Audience Development Editor
Job Type
Full Time

POLITICO is looking for an Audience Development Editor to maximize the impact of its journalism by building the audience and engaging with readers.

The editor will work with the News Desk and Production team to ensure our stories reach relevant readers on a wide array of channels, in a useful and attractive format.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage social media accounts and finding creative ways to build POLITICO’s existing social following (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Develop and execute cross-platform content strategies to strengthen existing media channels and explore new ones
  • Optimize stories with smart SEO headlines
  • Engage with readers to create a buzz around stories and events
  • Monitor audience analytics to find strategies for improvement
  • Help ensure our content is presented to enable readers to see the most relevant content, at the right time, encouraging them to stay for more
  • Enhance the newsroom’s understanding of our audiences and how they experience our journalism
  • Proactively suggest new ways to reach audiences and test responses to innovative ways to approach story-telling

The ideal candidate:

  • Experience building digital audiences and working with web analytics, with a solid understanding of what drives traffic across the web
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, works collaboratively and has a creative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrable interest in European politics and policy news
  • Willing to work flexibly to meet the demands of a 24/7 newsroom
  • Comfortable under pressure and working at speed
  • Close attention to detail 


  • College degree or equivalent
  • At least three years’ newsroom experience
  • Further journalistic training an advantage
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Fluency in other European languages a strong plus 

Additional Application Instructions

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click 'Apply' and send a cover letter and your CV in English.