Editorial Assistant

Office / Commercial, Sales & Marketing
£18,000 to £20,000 Per Annum
Contract Type:

Are you a creative individual with a flair for creating copy?

Are you social media 'Savvy'?

My client a highly regarded organisation on the outskirts of Colchester are looking for a creative editorial assistant to add to their expanding team.

You'll assist in the day to day running of the magazine as well as creating online communities to drive traffic to the magazine's website. You will report directly to the Editor and will also be involved in general magazine admin as well as writing news stories, features, picture researching, subbing, organising photoshoots and liaising with PRs. The ideal candidate will have lots of energy, a positive attitude and be willing to learn new skills on the job. You'll will understand how to manage a brand's social media presence and be able to create exciting and engaging content.

You will: 
Be working alongside a highly experienced Editor
Have the opportunity to write and research news stories and features
Assist in every aspect of the production of a monthly magazine with occasional support to other magazines in the group
Re-writing, sub-editing, fact checking, proof reading
Co-ordinating shoot locations and props and working with photographers
Assisting in every aspect of the production of 12 magazine issues a year, plus website and social media activity
Devise a social media strategy with the editor and take responsibility for social posts across all platforms and monitor wins via analytics - using data to fine tune the social strategy for maximum engagement. 

Job Requirements:
You will be degree educated, able to type and love magazines. You will have a natural ability to create great copy, spot mistakes and have faultless attention to detail. Ideally you'll be proficient in social media analytics and understand how each of the social media platforms work including Facebook algorithms. You will have strong visual flair, be highly organised and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop a career within a growing organisation - the working hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm