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Hearst UK, Commissioning Editor

Hearst Magazines UK
London (Central)
Closing date
1 Nov 2021
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At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Commissioning Editor in Hearst’s branded content studio 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 Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. 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.

Made up of a team of editors, art directors, designers and video creatives, the studio is responsible for the creation of all branded content across Hearst UK’s digital and print portfolio. We also create global content for Hearst’s websites worldwide. Our mission is to produce industry-leading branded content that works for our clients, for our Hearst brands and most importantly, for our audiences. We pride ourselves on our ability to think creatively, work collaboratively and spark conversation through our award-winning content.



In the role of Commissioning Editor, you will oversee the outsourcing of branded content campaigns across print and digital, covering the areas of wellness, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. You will be responsible for commissioning articles and then whipping freelancers’ copy into shape. This role requires someone highly creative who knows what makes thumb-stopping content and can deliver successful, innovative campaigns. You will have great attention to detail, helping to shape sparkling copy and maintain Hearst’s top editorial standards. You will also collaborate with freelance writers and the rest of the studio to create engaging video, social, digital, and print content, as well as working closely with multiple teams across Sales, Operations and Editorial.

As such a central role to the studio team, it is vital that you have strong communication skills. Previous branded content experience is also preferred, and the ability to juggle numerous tasks, handle client feedback with a positive attitude and stay organised and in control is essential. You will need to be a fast and highly skilled editor with a keen eye for detail and strong commissioning skills, as well as a talented writer. Experience delivering successful commercial projects from pitch to publish is a sought-after plus.


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!
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.


Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

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