The Independent, Publisher - IndyBest

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ESI Media
13 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
Job Type
Full Time

The Independent is looking for a talented and experienced publisher to shape the growth of the title’s IndyBest platform.

The right candidate will be a highly organised and creative editor, with a deep understanding of how to achieve online traffic growth while ensuring the title’s commercial success.

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for lifestyle and ecommerce journalism, and understand how to inspire a team to create industry-leading and engaging shopping content that readers love and trust.

The publisher must be a calm and decisive problem solver, with the ability and attitude to influence colleagues into positive and timely action.

Key responsibilities and skills:

  • Leading an established and growing team of journalists.
  • Liaising with the audience lead to ensure growth.
  • Being the public face of the brand.
  • Advise on publishing strategy and help lead on implementing best practice.
  • Keep up to date with latest developments and best practice in the industry by attending events and communicating learnings to wider team.
  • Work closely with the data team and convey insights and recommendations to senior stakeholders.
  • Spot opportunity and react in an agile manner.
  • Work closely with key commercial colleagues.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience of successfully working in a similar role at a similar title.
  • Strong familiarity with the Independent and our coverage.
  • Proven track record for increasing followers, engagement and traffic.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills required to manage the daily/weekly/monthly publishing flow of an editorial team.
  • Experience strategising and developing ideas for long tail content.
  • Experience collaborating with editors to grow and increase audience, both on site and across platforms.
  • Proficiency in analysing complex issues and developing actionable insights and plans.
  • Skilled content creator.
  • Ability to clearly communicate best practices.
  • Expert knowledge of trends.
  • An understanding of the commercial risks and opportunities associated with audience growth.
  • Experience of working in a dynamic fast-paced media environment.

Expected behaviours:

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues.  Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way.  Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

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