Archant, Client Editor - Remote

Employer
Archant
Location
Remote
Salary
Up to £32,000 
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Job Details

We are looking for a Client Editor who will be a dynamic and multi-skilled journalist to lead the commercial content team serving our portfolio of quality regional newspapers in London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and the South West.  

The perfect candidate will be energetic and creative with the ability to multitask and will thrive in a deadline-driven environment.  

This role will be key to developing the commercial content offering across many different products, ensuring high-quality standards are met and developing innovative new content initiatives in-keeping with our community news brands. 

A full understanding of the commercial function is central to this role and there will be a requirement to work collaboratively and positively with the commercial teams which are scattered across the UK.  

Effective communication and problem-solving skills are essential alongside a willingness to work directly with key clients. 

The successful candidate will have a strong editorial background with experience of managing large volumes of content across a wide variety of topics.  You will have excellent prioritising and time management skills and be used to leading a team that is working under pressure without compromising on quality.  

You will develop and maintain best practice and workflows with the ability to respond to changing priorities and welcome new channels and technology.  

You will ensure that content is accurate, legally sound and positively lead a team of writers to create engaging content that will delight audiences and clients in equal measure.  

This role requires strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop team members.  

The team you lead work from home and their geography is spread. We are therefore open as to where you are based.   

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: 

  • Strong editorial background with editing experience 
  • Excellent leadership skills 
  • Drive to implement and maintain strategy and processes 
  • Ability to project manage specific ventures, campaigns and partnerships 
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills  Commercially astute in content creation  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people across the organisation  
  • Excellent communication skills – internally and externally  
  • Experience of managing change and transformation will be beneficial 

SALARY AND BENEFITS  

  • Salary up to £32,000 
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off !!    
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews    
  • Full range of benefits including 
    • Generous sick pay scheme 
    • Discount Vouchers 
    • Discounted Gym membership 
    • Health and wellbeing support (GP appointments) 
    • Cycle to Work scheme 
    • Annual Volunteer work day 
    • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising 

How do I apply? 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and covering letter.

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. 

 
More about Archant: 

We’re transforming local media. At Archant, we do right by our readers and advertisers, connecting our communities to everything they care about.  

We come in two flavours. As a publisher – of 150+ of Britain’s best-loved local news and lifestyle brands. And an agency – creating knockout solutions for clients large and small.  

We move fast and work with partners like Google on new innovations to shake things up.  

 And we believe in people, not pigeonholing. You’ll see our commitment to personal training and development right from the off, as we enable our amazing talent to keep on shining. 

Company

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.

Find Us
Website:
Location
Prospect House
Rouen Road
Norwich
NR1 1RE
GB

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