Hearst Institute, Senior Homes Writer
At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join our Hearst Institute in Feltham as our Homes Senior Writer to start the next chapter in your career.
We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, Country Living, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar.
We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.
The Hearst Institute tests hundreds of products every year so that Hearst’s brands can recommend the best products on the market to their readers.
We’re looking for an experienced journalist to join the Hearst Institute content team and become the go-to expert on anything homes-related for our brands, as well as a trusted, recognisable voice to our readers.
You’ll be responsible for creating engaging content on a range of products, from appliances such as kettles, toasters and vacuum cleaners, to home interiors such as paint and curtains.
You’ll expand and strengthen our product review offering both in print and online across a range of our titles and your work will contribute to our growing ecommerce and commercial revenue channels.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You will report into the Hearst Institute Content Manager, who is responsible for managing the content output of the Hearst Institute, and work with them to implement the 2021 content schedule as well as pitch your ideas to digital and print editors across Hearst’s titles.
Using your expert knowledge, you’ll write a variety of informative and engaging content, from buying guides to news stories to product roundups.
You’ll make sure all content is optimised for SEO and affiliate links, and be responsible for adding it to the content management system. You’ll also be responsible for keeping it as up to date as possible in line with new product releases.
We’re looking for someone with a passion for the latest products within the homes space, who can get the inside scoop from PRs on new product launches.
You’ll be organised, accurate and have a strong writing ability. You’ll have demonstrable experience writing homes content for multiple publications, both online and in print.
You’ll be able to transform product test results into engaging, jargon-free copy at speed, and be able to adapt your tone and style of writing to suit different publications.
You’ll have good knowledge of the core principles of SEO and best practice, as well as experience using affiliate links. Experience using content management systems and photoshop is also desirable.
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WHAT WE OFFER
At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:
- 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days)
- Flexible working – we’re happy to discuss options!
- Summer working hours
- Discounted gym membership
- Healthcare Cash Plan
- Spend a Charity Day with your favourite good cause
- Life Assurance and Pension scheme
- Regular socials and more!