1 month ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Content Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London WC2R 0RL, UK

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The penguin.co.uk editorial team is looking to appoint an Associate Editor on a 12-month FTC to cover a period of maternity leave.
The successful candidate will be responsible for driving editorial excellence across the website with a particular focus on commissioning and editing contributions from authors and other Penguin stakeholders.
Some of the key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Commission, edit and manage contributions from PHR publishing houses, including author interviews, articles and marketing pages
  • Line manage Senior Content Producer and Content Producer Children's in ensuring key areas of website, including Puffin and Ladybird, are up to date
  • Work with design team on art concepts, video and photography to support editorial on penguin.co.uk
  • Be point of contact for publishing houses and take lead role in editorial planning around key releases
  • Manage article builds and assets to ensure smooth workflow
  • Advocate for penguin.co.uk to wider business, including divisions and key stakeholders
  • Write and edit regular content for penguin.co.uk
  • Drive key editorial strategies in all areas
  • Forge closer ties with Audience Insight and Analytics to instil a data, insight and audience driven approach to all activity within editorial team
Here's what we're looking for from you:
  • Relevant experience managing teams of editors and writers
  • Significant experience commissioning features of a professional quality
  • Impeccable stakeholder management and communications skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Good knowledge of SEO, product design and website development
  • A strong knowledge of and passion for books and publishing
So what can you expect from us in return?
Our employees are the heart of our business, so aside from support from your line manager, the Managing Editor, you'll be supported by the wider penguin.co.uk editorial team and business.
We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Personal Learning Allowance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Summer working hours
  • Volunteering policy, and charity matching
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mentoring programme
  • 60% Discount on Company books
If this sounds like the right role for you and your career, please apply with your CV and cover letter no later than Sunday 19th January 2020
Company: The Random House Group Limited
Country: United Kingdom
State/Region: London
City: London
Postal Code: WC2R 0RL
Job ID: 53956

Skills Required

  • Associate Editor

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