, Sci-Fi Fantasy Editor

Immediate Media Co
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Online, TV / Radio, Entertainment
Associate Editor
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Job Details

Sci-Fi Fantasy Editor, London (hybrid), circ. £34,000



Immediate Media is the special interest content and platform company. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK including Radio Times, BBC Good Food and BBC History. We only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 82 million passionate consumers globally each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services. Immediate has been rated as the 4th best company to work for in the UK 2022 by Glassdoor.


Content – Passion – Engagement

Our focus is to help our audiences get the most out of the things they love. Our people are as passionate about their subjects as our consumers.

About the role is recruiting a Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editor to oversee coverage of science-fiction programming for the UK’s favourite TV and entertainment website.

This role will report directly to the News Editor and, working alongside our audience development team, will be responsible for driving scaled audiences while spearheading, shaping and evolving’s industry-best Sci-Fi & Fantasy coverage. On a daily basis, they will drive the reach and reputation of the site by providing expert analysis and explainers, insightful features and exclusive interviews with the talent behind the biggest shows on television, as well as new and innovative experiences for users to bring them closer to the shows they love.

The ideal candidate will have previously written about and commissioned TV content for a major entertainment brand, have a proven track record of driving scaled audiences through their ideas and using data to inform key editorial decisions. They will be SEO savvy, thrive in a busy working environment, be a fastidious planner and have experience delegating to junior staff and commissioning freelancers.

They should be knowledgeable and passionate about science-fiction’s biggest hitters and unsung gems across both linear and streaming, possessing the analytical skill to unpack the latest spoilers and speculation surrounding Doctor Who, Marvel and Star Wars, with the kind of instincts that can pick out the next Stranger Things on Netflix before it takes off.

As Sci-Fi & Fantasy Editor, the successful candidate will be an outward facing ambassador for the brand both within the industry and with the public. They will have great contacts, the ability to land the biggest name talent and experience of talking about TV on broadcast media.


Key skills:

  • Impeccable knowledge of and passion for Sci-Fi & Fantasy across all platforms, including upcoming shows and “hits of the future”.
  • Brilliant understanding of digital journalism and the TV and entertainment landscape
  • Enviable contact list which will bring the biggest names and stories to the site
  • A clear vision of how to increase audience and reputation for the Sci-Fi & Fantasy section.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • High-level SEO knowledge
  • Ability to use data to inform quick editorial decisions
  • Great understanding of media law

Requirements Essential Skills

  • Previous senior editorial role at a major online publication
  • Proven track-record of increasing audience acquisition and engagement through data-led journalism
  • SEO training
  • Media law training
  • Experience of working closely with senior editorial and audience development teams
  • Experience managing team members, plus prioritising and delegating tasks.
  • Experience commissioning freelance writers
  • Experience breaking and brokering exclusive content
  • Experience using Trends tools including but not limited to Google Trends
  • Experience using analytics tools including but not limited to Google Analytics.
  • Experience commissioning multi-platform content including video and podcasts
  • Broadcast experience (preferred)





  • A relaxed working environment with regular socials including a summer festival
  • Immediate Community webinars including Yoga, exercise, cooking classes and so much more!
  • 25 Days holiday plus a day for your birthday and a company day
  • A progressive and transparent culture with clear career progression
  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Competitive pension plans
  • Life Assurance
  • A newly renovated modern office with lots of collaborative spaces


We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative, and dynamic culture. This encourages our people to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed, and nurtured. As we care about our people, our environment, and the impact we make, we have an active Diversity & Inclusion network, comprehensive well-being programmes, and clear sustainability strategies.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of all our values and leadership behaviours to ensure Immediate remains a place where everyone feels included and empowered;

We care

We succeed together

We enjoy the ride

We are bold

We never settle

We get on with it

People are at the heart of our business and creating a diverse and inclusive working environment is extremely important to us. Immediate is an equal opportunities employer. We will never treat anyone less favourably because of their sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital/civil partnerships, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief or disability. We are also committed to supporting applications from those who are returning to work following a career break, maternity leave or caring responsibilities.




Our Mission

We are building a significant, fast-growing, dynamic multi-platform consumer media business that delivers for its consumers, its commercial partners, its people and its shareholders.

We reach over 87 million consumers across multiple platforms and a range of specialist markets including Entertainment, Craft, Gardening, Food, Cycling and Science & History. In today’s rapidly changing landscape, investment in culture and people is an important differentiator. We invest in leadership, development and training to create a culture that allows us to be nimble, collaborative and high energy – so we can take advantage of the significant opportunities we see ahead.

Our Culture


Creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit define our culture, so working with us is stretching and rewarding. We’re a company that’s changing fast, and we’ve created a culture that encourages people to give their best and thrive.



Find Us
020 7150 5000
Vineyard House
44 Brook Green
W6 7BT
United Kingdom
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