International Editor – Solar Media Ltd – London

Solar is rapidly emerging as a disruptive alternative energy source, with the potential to change the way we produce and consume electricity. Solar Media is a fast-growing, London-based international publishing and events company specialising in all aspects of solar energy. We have an extensive portfolio of print and online publications providing breaking news and in-depth analysis to the global and UK solar industries, plus a growing number of conferences and exhibitions at home and abroad, including West Africa, Southeast Asia and America.

As the global solar market booms, we are looking for a skilled all-round B2B journalist to lead our international coverage online and in print. Reporting to the head of content, you will play a key role in shaping the output of our flagship online news portal, PV Tech, as well leading the delivery of our quarterly print publications, PV Tech Power and Photovoltaics International.

These responsibilities will require a strong suite of core journalistic skills in news editing and reporting, feature writing, and commissioning and copy editing, as well as a desire to set the agenda through the generation of exclusive content. You will have strong leadership skills, able to take responsibility for your own workload, but also to manage and mentor other team members. Familiarity with writing on technical and/or policy-related topics would be desirable, but more important are accuracy and clarity, the willingness to get to grips with a fast-moving and complex topic and, above all, a desire to be first to the big story.

This is a big role that would suit an ambitious senior reporter or section editor from a business, politics or technology background looking to take the next step up and play a central role in a key part of our operation.

Main responsibilities:

Plan, research and write breaking news and blog posts for PV Tech, and commission content from external authors
Manage and mentor other team members
Plan, commission and write content for PV Tech Power and Photovoltaics International
Edit copy from internal and external contributors, ensuring the highest levels of editorial quality and consistency
Raise the profile of Solar Media and its digital, newsletter and magazine brands, and represent those brands as appropriate at industry conferences, exhibitions and other events. Some event chairing may be required
Coordinate with and support Solar Media’s advertising and events departments as necessary

Core skills and attributes:

Strong news planning, gathering and writing, with emphasis on generating off-diary content
Excellent features research and analytical writing
Great leadership and mentoring qualities
Strong editing skills, from commissioning through to final sign-off
Keen interest in using social media to maximise impact of coverage
Excellent interpersonal skills, internally and externally
Experience with or willingness to embrace multi-media technologies, particularly video

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re the person for the job to Solar Media’s head of content, Ben Willis, at or click the “apply online” button below. Please include details of two referees. Further information on Solar Media’s publication portfolio is available at

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