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.
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.
01 August 2022
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
- 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.
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