Cosmetics Business News Editor - London – £30-£33K

HPCi Media is looking for a News Editor to join the Cosmetics Business team

Cosmetics Business is looking for an exceptional News Editor to join its friendly, London Bridge-based team.

We are seeking a candidate who preferably has experience writing for one or more B2B titles.

You will be responsible for populating website with clean copy produced on a tight deadline, working closely with Cosmetics Business’ editorial team.

Part of HPCi Media, Cosmetics Business is a multichannel, global platform providing information for the cosmetics industry via and several print publications, as well as virtual and in-person events.

Cosmetics Business prides itself on exclusive content and breaking beauty industry news.

The ideal candidate would have an impressive black book of beauty industry contacts to leverage off-diary stories with fresh angles. You will be required to build and maintain contacts with key industry players to develop leads for exclusives.

In this role, you will provide engaging content covering all areas of the cosmetics industry; topics are broad, ranging from financials to new product drops via legislative updates.

This is a great opportunity for a seasoned reporter or news writer who is ready to take an exciting step up the career ladder.


  • Be a digital first news hound and able to work under pressure while not compromising on quality;
  • Have an NCTJ accreditation, Journalism/Media Studies degree, or equivalent journalism experience;
  • News reporting experience, preferably for a B2B publication;
  • Have proven experience of generating exclusive stories and interviews;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of media law;
  • Experience working across social media channels, especially Instagram;
  • CMS experience, Photoshop and video recording skills an advantage;
  • Be London based, or have easy access to our offices located in London Bridge.


  • Finding and creating news content – including breaking and exclusive stories – for that is well-researched, clearly presented and accurate.
  • Working closely with the Cosmetics Business team, especially our News Reporter.
  • Providing editorial analysis of key news pieces and keeping abreast of overarching trends.
  • Ideating, pitching and writing full-length features for Cosmetics Business and its sister magazine Pure Beauty.
  • Helping shape the social media strategies of Cosmetics Business and Pure Beauty.
  • Liaising with PRs and influencers, digitally and in-person, and attending media events (sometimes out of hours) to get unique angles or interview opportunities.
  • Travelling nationally and internationally to report from trade events, seminars and expos.
  • Supporting the success of our own portfolio of live beauty industry events, including the Pure Beauty Awards (UK and Global) and Cosmetics Business Live.
  • Moderating/hosting commercial webinars and video interview products for Cosmetics Business’ valued clients.

    As part of a small, sociable team working across the beauty and healthcare industries, you will enjoy a friendly working environment, based in the historic and oh-so-hip Bermondsey Street area, with access to the best eateries and bars that London Bridge has to offer.

    You will get up to 25-days holiday per annum.

    And, as a natural news-hound, you will get to sink your teeth into a diverse range of topics underpinned by one of the most dynamic, socially-conscious and, yes, glamorous, industries out there: beauty.

    If this News Editor role sounds like your dream job, please email your CV to with the subject ‘CB News Editor’, accompanied by a Covering Letter.

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