Forbes is looking for an experienced editor who can help build and lead a team devoted to news and SEO-driven explainers that are reader friendly and brand first. This is not an SEO job outside of the newsroom. It is a senior newsroom job for someone with a sophisticated understanding of search and trending news that can help us anticipate what people want to read about. The goal will be to deepen and expand Forbes’ coverage beyond the daily report, producing stories that draw readers for months or years to come, and building out a robust resource for the Forbes reader.

Strong candidates will have a  command of the various tools to identify emerging topics, and strong instincts about what readers need to know.  This position requires an interest in the full range of news—a particular interest in business and finance helps—and an ability to cut through the noise and identify what matters. Strong editing skills, and a proven ability to efficiently oversee reporters and a schedule is essential.


  • Lead a team of reporters writing explainers and service pieces responding to both breaking news stories and emerging topics and issues.
  • Identify meaningful trends and topics (not just random viral phenomena) through all available metrics (such as from Looker, ChartBeat, Ahrefs, News Dashboard, NewsWhip, etc.), surface them in concrete ways, and suggest practical ways to pursue them.
  • Brainstorm reporting and research strategies on the fly.
  • Edit stories with clarity and speed.
  • Have great headline-writing skills.
  • Demonstrate a command of best SEO practices.
  • Collaborate closely across departments, including product and growth teams.
  • Make content decisions using a combination of data analytics and instincts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field.
  • 5-7 years of editorial experience editing and working in an editorial newsroom.
  • Strong communication skills that can translate across different departments and several time zones
  • Demonstrated excellence in editing industry-leading journalism.
  • Experience managing reporters and writers
  • Strong working knowledge of the third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, ChartBeat, Ahrefs, News Dashboard, SEMRush or NewsWhip
  • Experience generating data-informed editorial ideas a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to learn

The annual base salary range for this role is $100,000 – $130,000.

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