Muddy Stilettos, Editorial Assistant - Senior Journalist Apprenticeship

Employer
Muddy Stilettos
Location
London / Oxford / Homeworking
Salary
£10,000 - £17,000 plus training and qualifications
Closing date
16 Jul 2022
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Job Details

JOB: Editorial Assistant – Senior Journalist Apprenticeship    

The Editorial Assistant role at Muddy Stilettos is wide-ranging, with the successful candidate undertaking feature writing, research, idea generation, image sourcing, office admin, and editor support.

Brief overview

Muddy Stilettos is the UK’s biggest lifestyle site for fun-loving, cosmopolitan women outside London, with 1.1m monthly users. As Editorial Assistant you’ll play a vital role in providing support to our ambitious, dynamic team. You’ll gain practical experience fast and there is scope for promotion and growth too.

Closing date

01 August 2022

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage £10,000 - £17,000

Working week Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. Total hours per week: 37.5

Expected duration 18 Months

Start date 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship level Degree, Level 7 (Master’s degree through Press Association)

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Editorial Assistant role at Muddy Stilettos is wide-ranging, with the successful candidate undertaking feature writing, content management, research, idea generation, image sourcing, office admin, and editor support.

The editorial assistant is at the heart of the central editorial team, attending weekly features meetings as well as the HQ team WIP. As a fast-paced, dynamic digital business, we offer our editorial assistants the kind practical experience that can take years to access in other publishing companies. Our editorial assistants are at the heart of the business, with daily access to the Editor-in-Chief and ideas that are encouraged and actioned and feel truly part of the team.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain a National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) and a Senior Journalist Level 7 (MA equivalent) from the Press Association. Training will be one day per week release, a mix of training from PA’s London office, on-the-job projects at Muddy and virtual learning set by PA.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The intention is that you will stay within the company as a full-time employee after your apprenticeship ends.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Administrative skills
  • Team working
  • Insightful Writing
  • Knowledge of Wordpress
  • Knowledge of Mailchimp
  • Social media savvy
  • A keen eye for design
  • Friendly disposition
  • Interest in Arts/culture
  • Hard worker
  • Keen to learn
  • Can-do attitude

Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/ 4 or above) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/ 4 or above) essential
  • An English, arts or media degree (2.2 and above) is desirable

Things to Consider

This is primarily an editorial role and an ability to write smart, lively copy is vital. An appreciation and understanding of popular culture and the arts, as well as Muddy Stilettos’ role in the lives of our readers is also important. A strong interest in the technical side of how the website works, and an understanding of social media is desirable. This role is based largely remotely, however you will be required to work in Oxford or London from time to time.

About the employer

Muddy Stilettos is the the UK’s biggest lifestyle site for fun-loving, cosmopolitan women outside London. Covering 28 counties with 22 national journalists working under a single editor-in-chief, we curate the very best things to do, see and experience via website, newsletter, social, video and podcast.

Training provider 

THE PRESS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Please click 'APPLY NOW' with your CV, evidence of any published work, any public social handles, and a covering letter that really brings to life why you should be our first choice for this coveted role to Muddy Stilettos’ Editor-in-Chief 

Company

Muddy Stilettos is the biggest digital lifestyle platform for fun-loving ABC1 women in the UK outside London, with 1m users every month across 26 counties.

Our award-winning site provides insider knowledge and insight into the most exciting, unusual and unique things for our readers to do in the local area across the arts, entertainment, eating out, travel, fashion, beauty, finance, kids and home.

Innovation and creativity are at the heart of Muddy Stilettos, a brand that continues to be at the forefront of digital lifestyle publishing since its launch in 2011.

Find Us
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Location
Unit 7-8, Manor Courtyard
Aston Sandford
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8JB
United Kingdom

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