Country & Town House, Editorial & Production Assistant - Special Issues

Employer
Country & Town House
Location
London
Salary
£22,000
Closing date
26 Aug 2022

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Editorial & Production Assistant - Special Issues - Job Description

Salary: £22k pa  

Country & Town House Special Issues is looking for a creative, organised and enthusiastic editorial and production assistant to work across C&TH special issues, with a focus predominantly on School House. Our tagline is ‘a life in balance’ and sustainability and championing homegrown talent is at the heart of everything we do. If you want to be a part of this aspirational lifestyle brand and join a growing, independently-run publishing business – we want to hear from you.

Reporting to both the publisher of School House and the Managing Editor of Country & Town House, the production and editorial assistant’s key responsibility is to assist the School House editor in all respects and be responsible for helping write, sub-edit, manage and picture research the editorial content of School House (2 x per annum) and Scholarships & Bursaries (1x per annum), as well as write, upload and manage online content for schoolhousemagazine.co.uk and drives its social media channels. There is also client contact and administrative duties too. 

Additionally, the role is responsible for helping in the smooth production of other C&TH special issues, including Great British Brands, Interiors, Great British & Irish Hotels and Watches & Jewellery. 

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in magazines and education; be a problem solve and fast learner; have a keen eye for grammatical detail; enjoy working in a team but also independently; keen to take on responsibility and have excellent organisation skills.

Here’s what a few team members recently said about working at C&TH. 

“C&TH is a fun and innovative place to work at. It is fast-paced and stretching but at the same time it’s very rewarding to see the great products we produce. It has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, where everyone’s opinion counts and you feel valued as a member of the team.” 

“C&TH is a company that gives you free rein to pitch new ideas and actually act on them, giving everyone a chance to shape the company they work for.” 

“Working at C&TH means working with the friendliest, most generous and most passionate team in the business. We work hard, but we have a lot of fun while doing it.”

Responsibilities

  • Research and write allocated pages (news/features etc) for print editions of School House and Scholarships and Bursaries, as per editor’s instructions 
  • Source imagery for and sub-edit all School House editorial pages to style and deadline 
  • Manage an image library for School House going forward and ask each school to send a selection of photographs as and when 
  • Source and schedule content for School House’s social media channels: Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook & Instagram, including tweeting all open days. Content dependent, aim to post once a day on each platform.    
  • Plan, produce, write, upload and update content for School House online on a daily basis. Create an editorial calendar with new features, uploads and updates planned in.  
  • Manage distribution and send out additional copies (including C&TH magazines to maximise cross-advertising opportunities) 
  • Copy chase up, collate and prepare all School House templates, listings and advertorials for print 
  • Keep schools’ online listings up to date 
  • Upload templates and features on to the website as and when required (post press) 
  • Attend press events/trips where relevant for School House and C&TH, as required 
  • Sub-edit, write captions and action client editorial amendments for C&TH supplements including Great British Brands, Interiors Guide and Great British & Irish Hotels 
  • Attend press events/trips where relevant for School House and C&TH, as required
  • Ensure through tracking and monitoring, as per the C&TH mission statement, that 20% of SH print and social content is purposed towards promoting practices, businesses, products, companies and initiatives around sustainability
  • In collaboration with the editor, ensure wider representation of voices in print (interviewees, writers etc) within the editorial mission and content purpose of C&TH (15% target)


Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Required 

  • Attention to visual design, textual and grammatical detail
  • Basic use of Excel  
  • Able to generate relevant, engaging editorial ideas for School House online and in print
  • Confident writing and editing interesting, clear and precise copy
  • Calm, professional and reliable under pressure
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills – able to prioritise workload and remain flexible during busy times
  • Confident working independently, taking initiative when required

USEFUL

  • Experience using WordPress, Campaign Monitor/360 and social media platforms
  • Basic use of Indesign & photoshop
  • Genuinine interest in education


About Country & Town House

Country & Town House (countryandtownhouse.com) is the go-to destination for trusted, inspiring and uplifting content that enhances our readers’ lifestyles wherever they live and champions living a balanced life. C&TH delivers relevant and inspiring content across its main pillars of Culture, Style, Interiors, Property, Hotels & Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Wellbeing, through print, online, social media, newsletters, podcasts and events. Content, where relevant, is underpinned by helping consumers make better choices when it comes to products and services that highlight sustainability as a driving consideration.

C&TH print & digital connects its readers with advertising partners through engaging and influential content across different lifestyle categories.

C&TH has signed up to Race To Zero, pledging to reduce its carbon output by half by 2030, and has an ambition of becoming a B-Corp business, meaning we put planet and people on the same footing as profit.

At C&TH, we see the value in having a diverse range of perspectives within our workforce. We are therefore committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. To help eliminate any potential bias, our recruitment processes include the use of anonymised documentation during short-listing.

How to apply:

Please do not send a CV in the first instance. Send a cover letter with, among your response, answers to the following:

What would make you a great candidate for the role?
How would your current boss/university professor/head teacher describe you  
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

To amy@countryandtownhouse.co.uk with the job title in the subject box. 

We will notify you if you make it through to the first round. 

Company

Country & Town House is the go-to destination for trusted, inspiring and uplifting content that enhances our readers’ lifestyles wherever they live and champions living a balanced life. Underpinned by the values of Britishness, luxury and sustainability,

Country & Town House reaches an audience of over half a million readers through its printed magazines and supplements, newsletters, podcasts and website.

Country & Town House has signed up to Race To Zero, pledging to reduce its carbon output significantly by 2030 and has also begun its journey to becoming a BCorp business, which puts people and purpose on the same footing as profit. 

Country & Town House is also the publisher of School House, Great British Brands, Country & Town Interiors and Great British & Irish Hotels, as well as the broadcaster of Break Out Culture, House Guest and the Great British Brands podcast.

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115 Harwood Road
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