Capital, Managing Editor (Digital)

Global Radio
Leicester Square, London
Closing date
6 Oct 2021

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We are Global

We’re proud to be one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups. Whether it be on-air, via global player or through our outdoor advertising, we entertain and reach over 50 million individuals across the UK every week.

Across our entire business, we’re committed to making more moments that matter for our audiences, customers and for each other. And every moment matters…the small, the big and everything in between. We couldn’t do any of it without our talented, passionate Globallers. Everything we do is driven by our culture and the talented people who make it happen.

Here at Global, we have a saying…it’s all about how you make people feel. It’s our company ethos, our guiding belief and it’s so much more than words. It’s the vibe you get when you walk into one of our offices, it’s what keeps us honest and true to who we are, and above all, it’s the reason we all love to work here.

Job Description: This role reports to Deputy Managing Editor, Capital

Overview of job

Responsible for the visualisation of the Capital brands using all digital platforms to complement, enhance and amplify the radio product. Working with broadcast teams to define and produce innovative on-air/digital ideas that will both increase on-air listening and digital reach.

3 best things about the job

  • No two days are the same at Capital, one day you might be managing a digital shoot with a pop star in Leicester Square, the next you’re planning the station’s digital coverage of The BRIT Awards.

  • Leading the digital operation for our world class music events such as Capital’s Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball, working backstage at Wembley Stadium and The O2. 

  • Shaping the digital content for Capital’s flagship shows including the national Capital Breakfast show, The Capital Weekender with MistaJam and The Official Big Top 40 with Will Manning. 


Measures of success – 

In the first few months, you would have

  • Managed the digital production and editorial output across the Capital brand.

  • Worked with colleagues to produce our latest video strands and promote our podcasts and playlists on Global Player.

  • Worked with the Capital programming team to promote our shows and presenters.

  • Contributed to our monthly, cross brand editorial meetings

  • Published content from our on-air interviews and features. 


Responsibilities of the role

  • Hit and exceed monthly targets (unique users, video views, SEO referrals and overall reach) to maximise revenue opportunities.

  • Oversee the editorial plan for Capital’s websites, ensuring a regular content pipeline to capture social media and SEO traffic and extend these audiences. 

  • Ensure the websites comply with editorial guidelines on quality, style, usability, navigation, content architecture and is optimised for search engines.

  • Deliver content that is topical, timely, enjoyable and engaging.

  • Uphold editorial, social and design standards, ensuring tone is consistent across all platforms. 

  • Feed the editorial plan into the wider on-air editorial team, as well as Global’s other media brands, to share content ideas, techniques and improve efficiencies across the group. 

  • Work with commercial teams to develop co-branded content including video, native editorial and social.  

  • Identify and make contact with external partners to source content and extend the audience.

  • Deliver engaging and world-class coverage of Capital’s live events such as Capital JBB or STB. 

  • Use analytics to monitor and improve traffic, user experience and trends. Form an SEO strategy, with support, to increase search traffic to the website.

What you will need

The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:

  • A compelling and self-starting editorial leader with a track record in great digital content and editorial strategy.
  • Management and Leadership experience. Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders to achieve business goals.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • An obsessive attention to detail with an ability to use data to find opportunities for digital growth
  • Proven track record of developing and managing compelling interactive products.
  • Experience of working with a video team to create engaging videos.
  • Thorough understanding of interactive media and their relation to traditional media.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage / maximise project and opportunities in a mixed media environment.
  • Editorial strategy experience, preferably within a fast-moving entertainment business.

Everyone is welcome at Global  

Just like our media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are our workplaces. We know that we can’t possibly serve our diverse audiences without first nurturing and celebrating it in our people and that’s why we work hard to create an inclusive culture for everyone. We believe that different will set us apart, so no matter what you look like, where you come from or what your favourite radio station is, we want to hear from you.  

Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Global. 



If you want be a part of the Global experience and continue your career with us, you’re in the right place.

We have multi-award winning teams and our roles range from account management, through to broadcasting, on-air production and digital. You could even be involved in marketing our ground breaking live events such as Capital's Summertime Ball. So what are you waiting for?

Working at Global isn’t just a job – it’s an experience.

We are home to some of the UK’s best loved radio stations such as Capital, Heart and Classic FM to name but a few. We also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels out there.

We work hard and we’re obsessed about the detail in everything we do. We’re proud to be known for employing some of the brightest talent in the media business. Simply put, we're obsessed with radio, music and entertainment - welcome to our world.

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