Editor, Broadband World News/Light Reading


Informa Group Plc.

New York, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

At Informa Tech, we believe that technology innovation is key to driving positive change in our society. We believe that digital inclusion underpins progress. And we believe that diversity in tech is central to a thriving industry.  

Our aim is to inspire the global technology community to build a better world by informing, educating and connecting them through world-class research, training, events, and media. 

We sit at the heart of the tech community with specialisms in emerging tech/AI, enterprise IT, cyber security, service providers/NextG, critical communications, media & entertainment and marketing technology.  

Leveraging over 100 trusted brands, we offer an unrivalled global networking community and platform for technologists and innovators to be inspired and reach their full potential.  

Join us and reach yours!

Job Description


To curate and maintain a site that constantly creates and delivers news, interviews, podcasts, videos and other media discussing the technological and social issues impacted by the abundance and absence of high-speed fixed-broadband access networks around the world.

Areas of responsibility and accountability

Write, assign, edit and compile a mix of news stories, interviews, trend stories, and narrative features for Broadband World News and Light Reading.

Oversee the daily production of editorial content covering broadband-centric events, like Broadband World Forum and others, as assigned.

Establish a flagship editorial series -- preferably a podcast or video program -- that furthers the editorial mission of Light Reading's broadband coverage and BBWN's audience profile.

Develop and maintain an editorial calendar that fits in with the network's editorial coverage and research priorities.

Identify relevant new events and content trends and use those to help bring more relevant news and info to a wider audience. 

Work with fellow site editors in the Light Reading network to improve the performance of content, including social media and search engine optimization across the board.



Knowledge and skills

Telecom industry knowledge and/or tech market familiarity. 

Ability to set plans and manage deadlines in accordance with an editorial calendar or event schedule. 

Ability to collaborate with other publications, stakeholders in the market pillar.

Knowledge of multimedia editorial practices (video and audio).

Ability to follow editorial best practices and workflow across multiple content management systems and social media platforms.

Experience covering events and news in multiple formats (short and long-form stories, video, audio, etc.)


Expertise and qualifications

Accomplished writer and journalist with a demonstrated following and reputation for creating and curating compelling content for distinct, loyal B2B audiences. 

Has the ability to fluently discuss broadband industry trends, social implications, policy changes and technology observations in an engaging, clear and direct style.

Proven experience in the identification of industry trends with timely, insightful context.

A natural collaborator who can work with remote editorial teams to produce the best content possible for the audience, using all media formats available.

Strong work ethic and proven ability to take the lead in helping with all facets of the Broadband World News and Light Reading daily editorial production schedule.

Additional Information

Why work at Informa  

Employee experience is very important to us at Informa. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates. We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritizes promotions internally. Our benefits include:

  • Learning and development plan to assist with your career development  
  • 15 days PTO plus 9 national holidays, 4 days for volunteering and a day off for your birthday!  
  • Competitive Benefits with 401k match 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Work with a high quality of specialist products and service  
  • Bright and friendly staff who are all “expert’s experts” and additional training and development for helping you achieve your career aspiration  
  • ESPP - become a shareholder  

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law. 

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