PA Media, Deputy Lifestyle Editor

Employer
PA Media Group
Location
Paddington, London (flexible home working also available)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Entertainment
Discipline
Deputy Editor
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Job Details

Deputy Lifestyle Editor
location: Paddington, London
Real Life Features
Full time, Permanent

Are you an experienced editor or journalist, brimming with original ideas and looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

We are looking for a Deputy Lifestyle Editor to join our friendly Features team, generating and overseeing original content for both online and print. 

What we offer you…

  • The chance to work on lots of wonderfully varied features as part of a friendly, supportive and talented team
  • Alongside a competitive basic salary, there’s an attractive benefits package which includes a company pension scheme, travel loans and a Cycle2Work scheme 
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities – we want you to grow here, take on new challenges and feel ready to work anywhere (you will be replacing someone off to join a national title in a specialised print and digital features role)
  • We are based at a lovely modern office on the canal at Paddington Basin. Flexible home working is also available.


What you’ll be doing…

  • Deputising for our Lifestyle Editor who leads on our digital content and Head of Features, you will be continually working out how best to meet the needs of the hundreds of newspapers, magazines and websites we supply across the UK, Ireland and beyond.
  • Frequently working with writers to come up with the features agenda for the day, based on what the world is talking about right now – and attending PA’s morning conference where senior staff across News, Entertainment, Video and more pitch in their ideas
  • Commissioning, editing and publishing features across all our content areas, from Health, Wellbeing and Travel to Food, Fashion, Parenting and big-name interviews – with a continual focus on keeping everything we do legally safe and ready to print
  • Organising and writing your own engaging articles in a fast-paced working environment, taking full advantage of PA’s brilliant celebrity access
  • Helping us set up and deliver bespoke features projects for digital or print whenever needed
  • Confidently taking charge when needed, handling problems when they arise and calmly knowing exactly what to do


Do you have….?

  • Senior experience in writing and editing lifestyle content, and a genuine love of doing both?
  • A never-ending supply of brilliant and original ideas across a wide range of lifestyle subject areas
  • Knowledge and daily use of social media 
  • Excellent sub editing skills 
  • Experience in using analytics, forward planning, leading a team and interviewing celebrities is also helpful
  • The ability to write and edit in different styles and tones of voice, for different audiences and platforms
  • Sound knowledge of media law
  • An NCTJ or equivalent qualification


Inclusion... 

We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment and, as well as your skills and experience, we’re also focused on who you are and what else you can bring. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and positively encourage agile working. 

We are always open to discuss an individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application as we may decide to close the advert early. We will aim to update you on the status of your application as soon as possible and successful applicants will be invited to a MS Teams interview.

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application as we may decide to close the advert early. We will aim to update you on the status of your application as soon as possible and successful applicants will be invited to a MS Teams interview.

Company

We are a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies spanning news & information, data, technology, marketing and communications. Our flagship brand, PA Media, is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.

We provide customers across the media, sport, corporate, betting and public sectors with the broadest range of content, products and services to inform and entertain their audiences.

Find Us
Website:
Location
The Point
37 North Wharf Road
Paddington
London
W2 1AF
United Kingdom
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