Assistant Editor

11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Editor - Epsom - up to GBP25,000 DOE

An exciting opportunity for an Assistant Editor has arisen due to continued growth by a leaning media and events publisher based in the Epsom area.

The ideal candidate will have;

A relevant journalism degree or NCTJ
Solid writing/journalism experience (ideally gained within B2B journalism however not essential) - Minimum of 12-18 months experience required
Social media experience
Solid IT skills including Microsoft packages, Adobe packages (InDesign/Photoshop)

What's in it for you???

The role will offer a long term career within print, digital and event journalism. Supporting an experienced Editor, you will be given first class support and training which will also include press trips and attendance to industry events in the UK and overseas. Working across print, digital and event media you will produce news articles, product and feature articles, interviewing industry leaders and growing social media channels

In return a basic salary of up to GBP25,000 is being offered depending on your experience. As well as mapped out career path, other company benefits include regular pay reviews and an annual staff weekend away in Europe fully paid for by the company!

Other responsibilities will include;

To write, sub and proof editorial copy (including news / new product information / features) to ensure the quality of production, to avoid costly mistakes, to maintain house-style, factual accuracy and objectivity and to meet deadlines
To progress editorial material to schedule to ensure that journals are planned for best use of space
To support the Editor in liaison with service departments and sales managers and sub-contractors (e.g. printers) to ensure that deadlines are met
To attend press visits and represent the magazine at industry events as required by the Editor for a fact-finding purpose for writing articles, to see contacts and source new ones and to take relevant photos, to raise the profile of the journal and build up industry knowledge.
To produce copy for our website, and update website with news, diary events and show information
To maintain our social media (Twitter and Linked-In) profiles with information
To maintain awareness of all departmental activities and cover for colleagues in their absence
To respond to general external enquiries and problems
To suggest topics for publication and contribute ideas
To lay out pages (editorial copy and photography) using In-Design packages and to ensure that editorial pages are created to house-style and in a manner acceptable to the relevant industry efficiently, cost effectively and aesthetically
To process In-Design packages into print-ready PDFs

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to grow with a renowned leader in the media world!

NB: Candidates without writing experience / a relevant journalism degree will not be shortlisted for the role. Candidates must also be within a commutable distance to Epsom as this is an office based role

Lloyd Recruitment Services would like to thank you for taking the time to apply, however due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates

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