Senior Trend Editor / Author

Freelancer, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

A Purposed Journey

The TrendWatching team is dynamic, international and highly purposed - and beyond keen to guide, inspire and empower professionals to bring to market more impactful innovations that benefit all, not the few.

Founded in 2002, TrendWatching has become one of the world’s leading consumer trend firms, delivering Free Trend Updates to over 300,000 trend-driven professionals, while our Trend Intelligence Platform supports 100s of well-known B2C brands and professional services firms such as Mastercard, Google, Starbucks, Vodafone, Uber, TBWA and UNICEF. 

Your opportunity at TrendWatching

We are looking for a passionate, senior Trend Editor / Author in Amsterdam or London to join our team and embark on our exciting multi-year journey to support and lead the movement for a more purposed economy.

In this role, you will be the Editor-in-Chief for ‘Amplify Daily’ (a new and highly anticipated daily content service on Amplify,  our Trend Intelligence Platform) and TrendWatching Weekly, our flagship free publication. 

You will be the ultimate curator of the most important trends, currents, insights and innovations out there, utilizing our research tools and coordinating with our other Trend Analysts to write, direct and publish future-forward content on a daily basis.

You will get the chance to explore and expand upon your passion for purposed innovation, hone your skills when it comes to identifying meaningful business opportunities, and provide 10,000s of professionals at many of the world's largest B2C brands, professional services firms and NGOs with insights that inspire purposed action.

Your responsibilities in this role
  • Researching, curating, writing and editing trend content for Amplify, TrendWatching's intelligence platform, and for TrendWatching Weekly

  • Creating content on complex matters in a simple and business-related manner, and translating innovations, insights and statistics into tangible business opportunities for our clients, subscribers and followers

  • Working closely with our Head of Research to moderate our AI-driven feed to scan the thousands of articles we track on a weekly basis 

  • Setting up a monthly content calendar, deciding what content will be posted when, aligning with all internal stakeholders, and making sure that deadlines are met

The ideal candidate
  • You feel and act purposed: caring deeply about sustainability, equality, well-being and transforming businesses into a force for good

  • You (obviously) have excellent writing skills as well as a beyond-solid command of the English language

  • You have a background in journalism or other writing-related fields, and solid experience in writing about business, innovation and trend topics for business audiences. Experience with other content formats like podcasts and video is a plus

  • You have an amazing eye for detail and reliable proofreading skills

  • You will ideally have experience in working with content management systems

  • You have solid time and project management skills 

  • You perform best in a cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial environment

What's in it for you?
  • Actively contributing to a more purpose-driven economy and having an impact on people, glocally

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Time and space to hone your trend, writing and publishing skills and develop your career 

  • Flexibility in work (we work both remote and together as a team)

  • Being part of a fun, global team, located throughout the world 


Start date: Immediately

Duration: Full-time or part-time, ongoing

Reports to: Content Director & Head of Trends & Head of Research

Sounds like you? Then please reach out to us and apply with your CV, cover letter and a portfolio of writing samples. Only candidates who have completed these tasks will be considered. 

TrendWatching welcomes everybody to apply - regardless of their background, experience, abilities and perspectives.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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