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Archant, Commercial Features Writer - home based

Up to £22k
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced writer to join the commercial content team working across Archant’s portfolio of luxury magazines.   

This busy team write on a broad range of topics including education, interiors, property, finance, food and drink, business, travel, weddings, fashion, health and beauty and host of other lifestyle topics.  

In particular, you will be writing for our County Life magazine supplements as well as working closely with commercial clients on bespoke brand partnership features for individual titles in the main portfolio.   

The content is mostly client-led and paid for, so you will need to have excellent commercial acumen and client-facing communication skills. The projects and topics you produce often need a quick, reactive turnaround, so you will need to enjoy working in a pressurised, deadline-focused environment.  

Our ideal candidate will also be someone creative with a proven passion for magazines, who loves to generate new ideas and will work confidently and comfortably with our commercial teams.   

To create stories for our clients, strong interviewing skills and an ability to draw out interesting facts are essential. This will mainly be over the phone or via video calls, so we are also looking for a candidate with great customer service communication skills.   

This is a full-time role working from home.    

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • Strong writing skills/experience  
  • Good commercial awareness  
  • Client-facing experience 
  • Strong interviewing skills/experience 
  • Ability to produce new ideas  
  • Ability to work on own initiative  
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines  
  • Ability to manage a busy workload and multiple deadlines 
  • Experience using a content management system (CMS) 
  • A proven passion for magazines 

What’s the package? 

Starting salary up to £22k depending on experience.  A clear, structured development programme to grow your earnings   Achievable monthly bonus with on-target earnings of £8,400 annually. Even in your first year you should achieve £5k in bonuses  Guaranteed bonus payment for the first 6 months whilst you get started.  Personal coach and exclusive Archant Learn app to help your career move forward.  Latest laptop and kit   25 days holiday + bank holidays   Loads of perks - save up to 20% on days out, restaurants, shops, holidays.  Really great culture and an excellent team spirit with regular pizza quizzes, time off to volunteer and fundraise. 


If you are interested in applying for this position, please click APPLY NOW and send us your CV.

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful. 


Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities with over 140 brands and associated websites.

We have a large portfolio of UK-based regional newspapers with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, and publish 1.35 million copies a week in print. Online, websites for our newsbrands reach over 4.8 million readers per month.

Our collection of more than 60 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.

Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK, and also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating predominantly in the UK and USA.

Our portfolio of 75 magazine titles includes county, specialist interest and wedding magazines as well as client contract magazines through Archant Dialogue. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focussed on the Weddings and French property markets.

Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting our more traditional media, and is a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK.

Archant was founded in 1845 in Norwich and now employs around 1,500 staff. Most of the back office functions are still located in Norwich and we have frontline staff based in the communities that we serve across the UK.

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Rouen Road
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