Editor- Digital/lifestyle

Salary: Up to £55k

  • Sector: Content
  • Sub-sector: Editorial
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: London & South East

job description

We’re looking for an Editor for to develop and deliver a new editorial vision for one of the UK’s leading digital special interest brands.
Our client is the leading website in its genre in the UK and, under its current Editor has recently reached the milestone of 1m monthly unique users for the first time. We are looking for an Editor to take the brand on the next stage of its journey as our client look to deepens their engagement with the community and embrace new content formats.

With a background in lifestyle editorial or weddings, you’ll be tasked with creating beautiful and inspiring content and user experiences. A key objective will be to compel users to interact and transact in the vendor marketplaces. As part of our clients specialist Network, you’ll be expected to work collaboratively with the Editor of sister-titles.

Develop a deep understanding of the target audience as well as trends in the market
Create a new editorial strategy that caters for audience needs and supports our business growth objectives

Leadership and Management
Ensure everyone associated understands and delivers what is required from the editorial strategy
Lead, direct and motivate the editorial team and freelancers, setting clear goals and objectives and ensuring the smooth operation of the website
Contribute to a strong, positive culture which attracts, motivates, develops and retains talent across all departments
Responsibility for overall traffic performance using agreed metrics

Overall responsibility for content on all platforms
Work with your editorial team to generate creative and engaging content ideas
Play an active role in the creation of content and interaction with our audience on social and forum platforms
Day to day management of website and social media channels including tasks such as writing, proofing, headline writing, post scheduling and corresponding with readers and partners as required
Monitor and report on editorial output against targets, strive to raise editorial quality while maximising output
Take responsibility for delivering/commissioning content for key commercial partnerships.

Brand & Promotion
To be an advocate for hitched internally and externally
Promote the brand through media and public appearances, through working with comms team and at events

Experience of working as an Editor or Deputy Editor for a digital brand
An in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for the wedding or general women’s interest media markets
Proven leadership skills at a senior level with the ability to manage, motivate and develop others
Sharp writing skills with a well-developed voice
Attention to detail complemented by visual flair
Proven track record in audience development including traffic growth, advanced social media expertise and SEO
Demonstrable experience of using data and insight to drive editorial strategy, audience development and conversions
Strong planning and organisation skills
Ability to work independently as well as build upon the ideas of others
Creative instinct with an appetite for maximising opportunities to innovate and improve
Positive, can-do attitude
Well-developed communication skills and the ability to represent the business at the highest levels both internally and externally

For a full spec, please register your interest. We regret only successful applicants will be contacted.


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