Future Publishing PLC, Content Director, Women's Lifestyle

Future Publishing PLC
London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive plus great benefits
Closing date
21 Jan 2022
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Job Summary:

The Content Director, Women’s Lifestyle, is accountable for the end-to-end development and delivery of all digital content across brands such as woman&home, Goodto and My Imperfect Life, ensuring all content created is done so to a competitive standard and in line with strategy.

Reporting into the Managing Director, Women’s Lifestyle, the Content Director plays an essential role in developing audience growth and audience monetisation strategies for each brand, demonstrating expert insight into their customers, both existing and targeted.

A key priority will be supporting the growth of ecommerce revenues through the development of core and new categories for the women’s lifestyle audience.

In addition, the Content Director is responsible for contributing to budget planning, supporting the Managing Director with useful analysis and insight as well as excellent understanding of costs and overheads within the division.

As a senior manager within the vertical, it is imperative that the Content Director has an in-depth understanding of the P&L, YoY trends and performance to budget.

The Content Director is accountable for the performance and development of their teams, providing regular guidance and support to ensure their staff are fully equipped to meet evolving audience demands.

It is upon the Content Director to hold effective, regular 121s with their direct reports and hold regular meetings with each team to discuss progress.

Management of behaviours that encourages improving productivity and interaction with the wider company, as well as a high level of professionalism, is essential. The Content Director must ensure that direct reports are well informed of brand and product performance so that the best creative decisions can be made.

The Content Director is ultimately accountable for the adherence to Future’s operational processes, actively managing workflows and audience targets as well as contributor budgets, and regularly reviewing expenditure for each brand to identify quality of investment, trends and opportunities.

As a senior manager, the Content Director is to champion Future’s values, positively impacting the culture through promoting interaction between teams and the audience, demonstrating a bias for action, having a clear focus on results, ensuring all activity undertaken by their teams is aligned with the wider needs of the business and exercising best judgment when identifying areas where staff might need development.

The Content Director is responsible for engaging directly with the marketing and commercial teams to understand how they can best support. As such, they will have a full understanding of current performance, KPIs and strategy by function, and risks and opportunities. In addition, the Content Director is responsible for ensuring excellent communication with the commercial and marketing teams and attending client meetings if required.

The Content Director is also accountable for the delivery of key projects across the portfolio as directed by the business. Key projects can include, but are not limited to, redesigns, new launches, and supporting/troubleshooting on other brands. This delivery must be supported with excellent reporting and analysis wherever appropriate.

Key role responsibilities:

  • End-to-end development and delivery of all content within the vertical
  • Executing on multi-platform content sharing and workflow opportunities
  • Developing audience growth and audience monetisation strategies for each
  • brand
  • Managing costs and overheads within the division
  • Budget development, forecasting and risk and opportunities reporting
  • Managing performance and development of their teams as well as operational processes
  • Working with commercial and marketing teams to identify new business opportunities


Essential skills and experience

  • Leadership at senior level
  • Proven content team leader
  • Excellent online brand development experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven at detailed, useful analysis
  • Decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skill
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Budget management
  • Excellent time-management


What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees (when we get back to the office)
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women’s lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us…

But a stellar heritage isn’t enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers.



Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.

We reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. We hold leading positions in Technology, Games, Movies, Music, Women’s, Creative, Photography, Digital Design, Sport and Auto.

Future is AOP and PPA Digital Publisher of the Year and BMA Media Company of the Year.

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1-10 Praed Mews
W2 1QY
United Kingdom
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