Executive Editor, News

  • Insider Inc
  • Remote
  • Jun 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. We do this by delighting our audience, clients, and colleagues and getting better every day. Our values: We are effective. We are “good eggs.” We communicate well. We get better every day. Our culture is based on effectiveness. It's the measure by which we work, make decisions, and grow. To be as effective as possible, we take ownership of our words, work, and ideas and we have accountability to our audience, clients, and colleagues.

Insider is hiring a visionary Executive Editor to lead the more than 100 journalists across our bureaus in New York, Los Angeles, London, DC, San Francisco and Singapore. 

This person will report to the Editor in Chief, and will be responsible for Insider's coverage of politics, science, sports, global affairs, national security, crime, courts, criminal justice, education, race, religion, weather, disaster, digital culture, misinformation, and breaking news.

Insider's goal is to be a global news organization for smart, ambitious people who want to make life better—for themselves, their colleagues, their communities, and their worlds. 

Insider is one of the world’s most popular and influential news brands. Launched in 2007 as Business Insider, Insider generates more than 250 million unique monthly visitors across the globe and has hundreds of millions of video views each month. Insider has 14 editions around the world in seven languages. We have 600 journalists in our newsroom, and more every week.

This person should be obsessed with bringing to life the newsroom of the future, marrying the best tactics used by metros and global news organizations for decades with those developed (and yet to be developed) by digital outlets for the past 20 years.

They are someone who knows, and fervently believes, that impactful journalism can only happen when it is reaching lots of people. By which we mean, they are focused on making great journalism that crushes audience targets (in that order of priority). They are also thrilled, and relentlessly working, to reach big audiences because it means increased sustainability – and more investment – for the publication and its journalism and its journalists.

This person is ceaselessly curious about the world around them and knows how to turn that curiosity into story assignments, new beats, deep investigations, and annual themes for the entire division.

This is a high-profile role in a newsroom that values creativity, accountability, and diversity of ideas and opinions. We are looking for someone with leadership skills to guide experienced and inexperienced reporters and editors alike, and collaboration skills to work with editors across a wide range of teams.

The EE will have a keen eye for talent and an ability to build dynamic and diverse teams. The ideal candidate should be talented at organization and management to ensure that Insider remains nimble even as we grow. 

The person in this position is flexible and able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced newsroom. The ideal candidate for this role should be someone who is open to feedback and wants to get better every day. The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Have impeccable news judgment and a keen sense of how to get ahead of the curve on the personalities, power struggles, and key trends in the news. 
  • An interest in telling compelling stories about everything from climate change to the war in Ukraine to the personal finances of members of Congress.
  • Be creative and have strong communication skills to assign and guide ambitious long-term features and projects, as well as the flexibility to run to the news and land competitive stories.
  • Be excited at the opportunity to hire extensively, and have a clear vision for what would elevate our coverage and newsroom. 

Here are some of the division's recent big projects as well as smaller, but still important, original reports. 

The salary range for this job is $190,000 to $230,000. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. Insider offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits.

Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.


Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.