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Lifestyle Editor required for a leading digital media owner based in London for a 6-month maternity cover contract (this role will be remote working for the foreseeable future). This role will suit an ambitious and dynamic digital journalist with a strong background in lifestyle content and experience of managing a team.

About the role

The successful applicant will have plenty of experience reporting lifestyle news and breaking stories, and will have covered everything from the Royal Family to mental health during the pandemic as well as nutrition, parenting and education. You will have a flair for catching the detail that brings a story to life. Experience of creating ecommerce content is desirable.

The right candidate will also have a very clear understanding of how to use social media and SEO to amplify their journalism. In addition, the candidate will be willing and able to liaise with the Sales teams around commercial opportunities when they present themselves.

Some editing and commissioning experience is a must, along with knowledge of video and audio content. Both are crucial areas in which my client is increasingly focusing and the right candidate will need to be keen to be involved in this area.

He/she will already have made a name for themselves in the industry and dozens of industry contacts. Plus, plenty of ideas to help take my clients Lifestyle channel to the next level as we seek to grow our on-net and off-net audiences.

What skills do you need?

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write both short, viral stories and in-depth features
  • Strong social media skills
  • Experience of commissioning from freelancers
  • An ability to work quickly and calmly under pressure
  • An ability to juggle writing and editing with other responsibilities
  • Incredibly organised
  • Team player
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification is preferred though a degree (or higher) that is journalism-related will also be considered
  • Candidate should be armed with ideas and enthusiasm for lifestyle content

What can they offer you?

My client is a leading digital media owner and a household name! Not only the team great at what they do they are also some of the loveliest people in the business!  This role is initially a 6 month fixed term contract.

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Neil Rogers

Head of Content & Editorial
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