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HELLO!, Interim Senior Editor - Royalty (FTC)

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Interim Senior Editor - Royalty


REPORTING TO: Website Editor

Role Overview

This is a maternity leave cover to take ownership of the Royal section of HELLO! Online, writing, managing and being responsible for the growth of stats in this vital area of the website.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write royal stories and features on a daily basis
  • Build up royal contacts and sources to ensure our coverage is new and fresh
  • Plan content around big royal events
  • Liaise with the Royal Editor on the magazine and Royal households for stories
  • Hit daily, weekly and monthly targets for the Royal section
  • Clone royal stories and galleries
  • Come up with new and interesting royal angles for stories and galleries
  • Occasionally work out of hours to cover Royal events
  • Conduct interviews and come up with royal exclusives


Skills, Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience being a section editor of a busy online news outlet
  • Experience of exclusive royal writing is not a requirement, but an interest in the royals and great royal knowledge is vital 
  • A strong news sense and an irrepressible desire for a good story
  • Strong interviewing and editing skills
  • Experience working to data KPIs and working knowledge of Google Analytics/Chartbeat etc
  • Good working knowledge of SEO
  • Experience with Photoshop preferable
  • A passion for celebrity and royal news and content
  • A creative flair and a head full of new and exciting ideas

Our Benefits

  • Annual Leave: 25 days' holiday during each holiday year 
  • Additional holiday day for your birthday
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance and Healthshield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Assurance 6 x salary
  • Accident cover
  • Income protection scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay: 16 weeks full pay 

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter detailing relevant experience, any ideas for new content that could sit within the royalty section of HELLO!, and why you believe you would be a good fit for the role. 



Our story:

HELLO! has been a weekly magazine since 1988, quickly becoming a household name recognised for our exclusive royal and celebrity access, accurate, positive and celebratory reporting, as well as beautiful picture-led features and award-winning publishing philosophy.

In 2001 our digital platform was launched reporting up-to-the-minute royal and celebrity news. Our daily content ranges from the latest happenings in Hollywood to breaking news about popular British talent. We feature comprehensive picture galleries of royal events and red carpets, such as The BAFTAs and the Oscars. 

HELLO!'s social footprint is now over 15M driven by 7M Snapchat users with 13M video views on TikTok and our digital brand has transformed from a small legacy publishing site into a dynamic and high growth area of the business. 

Our annual audience has grown from 68 million unique global users to 225 million! And our USA team recently scooped the The Drum Award for Best Launch for HELLO!'s digital US product.

HELLO! celebrates the kindness and community of women through our annual  HELLO! Inspiration Awards hosted by our Editor in Chief Rosie Nixon who is an ambassador for the charity Wellbeing of Women; a health charity saving and changing the lives of women, girls and babies. HELLO! has partnered with Wellbeing of Women to launch the Menopause Workplace Pledge to which hundreds of UK employers including BBC, M&S, Royal Mail and Channel 4 have signed up to.

Our Digital and Commercial teams are based in our gorgeous WeWork office at Blackfriars and our print magazine team are close neighbours at HELLO! HQ. 

HELLO! supports hybrid working our Commercial and Print Magazine teams are office based on Tuesday and Wednesday and our Digital team on Wednesday and Thursday.

Why work for us?

Our distinctive family-owned model puts us in the enviable position of being able to offer all the benefits of a world class brand, but with a small, collaborative and supportive team feel.

Collaboration is embedded in the way we work – our people have the autonomy to collaborate on client relationships, engage teams across the business, lead operations, work collectively on projects, participate in strategy and are ultimately responsible for our growth.   This means that we are able to attract, engage and retain the best talent from the industry.

You'll be joining a passionate and fun team of professionals with leaders that care about you and your development.

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Wellington House
69-71 Upper Ground
United Kingdom
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