The English Garden, Editorial & Digital Assistant

Employer
The Chelsea Magazine Company Ltd
Location
Hybrid: London & Homeworking
Salary
Depending on experience. Please reference your salary expectations in your cover letter.
Closing date
1 Sep 2022
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Job Details

The Chelsea Magazine Company is an award-winning boutique publisher of 17 high-quality, special interest titles. Our luxury magazines are enjoyed by a global audience of more than one million readers and each month we connect with three million users via our websites, email, social media and mobile apps. To create category-leading brands we employ a team of 80+ dedicated and talented staff.

The English Garden is a glossy gardening magazine for everyone who loves beautiful gardens. It brings its readers quintessentially English gardens, inspirational planting and design advice, and captivating reads on a range of gardening related topics. This much-loved title is enjoyed all over the world and boasts a fiercely loyal readership in print and online. The English Garden publishes 13 issues a year, plus 6 issues for the North American market and communicates with more than 400,000 digital users and followers every month. theenglishgarden.co.uk has grown its traffic by more than 20% in the last two years.

The English Garden is looking for a full-time editorial and digital assistant to work across its print and digital platforms. This is a rare opportunity to join the team of a long-established and well-regarded gardening title and offers great opportunity for training and career advancement.

You’ll be expected to hit the ground running and will be given the chance to make your mark on the magazine, its website and through social media. Crucially, you will need the confidence to make yourself known within the gardening world, from befriending garden designers to being the first point of contact for all manner of PR companies. Whether you’re attending a book launch, meeting readers on our stand at Chelsea Flower Show, tweeting the latest news or posting floral photos on Instagram, you will represent the magazine with fervour.

Responsibilities

  • You will report to the editor, but will also work alongside the digital team and, on occasion, the marketing team and publisher
  • Collating content for sections of the print magazine, and occasionally contributing longer-form features
  • Contributing ideas to help forward plan content and brand developments
  • Compiling digital newsletters tailored to both our UK and North American audiences
  • Uploading and optimising content for the website in a timely fashion and within specific deadlines
  • Managing and populating social media accounts, in line with brand guidelines
  • Liaising with the sales / digital teams on commercial digital content
  • Dealing with reader/follower enquiries
  • Ad hoc copywriting for promoted content in print and online
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with PRs


About you

  • The role would suit a graduate who has recently started a career in online content and/or journalism for a consumer magazine
  • Experience managing a CMS is preferable
  • An interest and/or background in gardening would be an advantage
  • You will likely have an A-level or degree in English, be able to write well and with accurate grammar and spelling
  • Confident and professional, you will be at ease attending industry events (when required)
  • This role requires you to be agile and adaptable – able to balance requests from across the business
  • You will be organised, hard-working and able to meet deadlines across print and digital
  • You will have a desire and willingness to learn and take direction


Location

Hybrid: Chelsea, London / Working from Home
You will be required to work from the London office, on the King’s Road, twice a week


What we offer

At The Chelsea Magazine Company we offer competitive salaries, plus a range of other benefits, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Free print/digital subscriptions
  • Regular staff socials and more

Company

The Chelsea Magazine Company is an award-winning boutique publisher based on the Kings Road in the heart of Chelsea.

We produce compelling content for 17 special interest brands, which are published in print and on multiple online platforms.

Every month over 1 million readers enjoy our print magazines and we reach a further 1.5 million online users via our websites, email marketing, social channels and mobile apps.

To create category-leading brands we employ a team of more than 80 dedicated and talented staff, who are led by an experienced senior management group of publishing experts.

As well as the head office in London, there are offices in Cheltenham and North Carolina, USA to maximise distribution to the growing audience in North America.

Having acquired or launched eight titles since 2014, The Chelsea Magazine Company continues to grow with an ever-expanding portfolio of fine-quality, consumer specialist brands and we remain committed to improving the ways in which our audiences engage with the subjects they love.

Find Us
Website
Location
Jubilee House
2 Jubilee Place
London
SW3 3TQ
GB

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