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Editorial Assistant

2021-09-21 15:49:282021-11-09 Lloyd Recruitment Services Limited
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Redhill, Surrey
Area Surrey, UK Surrey UK Redhill, Surrey
Sector Media
Salary £22,000 - £25,000 DOE
Start Date
Advertiser Nicola Francis
Telephone 01342 325 316
Job Ref NF11232
Editorial Assistant – Redhill up to £25,000 DOE
Are you looking for a career in journalism?
An exciting opportunity for an Editorial Assistant has arisen due to continued growth by a leaning media and events publisher based in the Redhill area.
The ideal candidate will have;
  • Previous writing/journalism experience (ideally gained within B2B journalism however not essential)
  • Social media experience (ideal not essential)
  • Solid IT skills including Microsoft packages, Adobe packages (InDesign/Photoshop desirable)
  • Relevant degree or NCTJ, desirably
What’s in it for you?
The role will offer a long term career within print, digital and event journalism. Starting off you will work side by side with an experienced Editor who will mentor and guide you all the way. 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 whilst working towards interviewing industry experts.
What’s in it for you?
  • Working with an established company
  • Competitive salary of up to £25,000
  • Hybrid role, working from home and the office, 3 in the office and 2 WFH
  • Regular pay reviews
  • Planned career progression, knowing that you will be rewarded for your hard work whilst moving up the career ladder
  • International travel (when possible) to attend industry events worldwide
  • Full training on all products
  • Staff incentives including a European trip away each year for staff
  • Fun friendly working atmosphere that encourages input from all team members to further improve products
Other responsibilities will include;
  • 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
  • Progress editorial material to schedule to ensure that journals are planned for best use of space
  • Support the Editor in liaison with service departments and sales managers and sub-contractors (e.g. printers) to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Assist with webinar content
  • 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.
  • Produce copy for the website, and update website with news, diary events and show information
  • Maintain our social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) profiles with information
  • Maintain awareness of all departmental activities and cover for colleagues in their absence
  • Respond to general external enquiries and problems
  • Suggest topics for publication and contribute ideas
  • Lay out pages (editorial copy and photography) using InDesign 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
  • Process InDesign packages into print-ready PDFs
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to succeed in the world of B2B media!
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 Redhill 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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