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NFWI, Editorial Assistant

National Federation of Women's Institutes
Hybrid, with at least one day per week at our London office
£28,378 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
5 Nov 2023

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Full Time
Charity, Online, Digital
Editorial Assistant

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Editorial Assistant

£28,378 per annum plus benefits

Hybrid, with at least one day per week at our London office

About Us

This is an exciting time for the WI, as we are building on our strategic vision launched in 2020 – to be bold and inspiring, growing and relevant, flexible and inclusive – and we are proud to say that we continue to be the largest and most influential UK-based women’s organisation, with over 180,000 members. Our campaigns push for change on the issues that matter to women and their communities, from equal pay to climate change, mental health and violence against women. The WI has a track record of achieving real change on a huge range of issues, and this record of action shows that we are as relevant today as we were in 1915 when we began.

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (the NFWI) is responsible for running the organisation and provides support and advice to members at both regional and local levels. The NFWI also works with the Denman Trust to fulfil its charitable objectives and implement a comprehensive educational programme of courses and activities, both online and in person, to WI members and non-members.

As a staff team, our strength is in trusting and engaging each other. We champion flexibility and inclusion and recently implemented a bold hybrid model that supports a good work/life balance and wellbeing whilst, at the same time, allowing the charity to flourish and do our best for our members.

About the Editorial Assistant Role

In this varied and exciting role, you will provide essential administrative support to both the editorial and advertising teams of WI Enterprises whilst also supporting the Editor to write stories and features for publication. From coordinating mailings to potential advertisers and maintaining departmental records to pitching ideas and sourcing story leads, you will play a key role in ensuring the continued success of our national membership magazine and an exceptional reader experience.

About You

As a capable and confident administrator, you will possess excellent organisational skills to be able to comfortably provide support across the two teams. Your strong communication skills will enable you to engage with people at a range of levels. You will have an interest in journalism and media and be full of ideas and initiative to research and write news stories, features and conduct interviews. Ideally, you will hold a degree in English or have equivalent experience. A NCTJ qualification would be beneficial, but it will be your passion for helping to ensure that WI Life remains relevant and engaging to our membership that will be key to your success.


In return, we will offer you a hybrid working arrangement, which means a minimum of one day a week in the office and the rest from home, although you can work up to three days in the office if preferred; 28 days’ annual leave, rising to 30 days on completion of 5 years’ service with the flexibility to take your annual leave in hours; membership of our Healthcare scheme; a Cycle to Work scheme, and more.

How to Apply

For further information about this Editorial Assistant role, please download the recruitment pack (see 'Application Form'), which includes the job description and person specification.

To apply, please submit your current CV with a covering letter clearly explaining why you would be suitable for the role to the HR department via the Apply button. Please also include a portfolio of your writing.

Closing date: 5 November 2023

Interview date: 14 November 2023 (in-person at our London office)

No other media or agencies, please.

The WI is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. Reg. Charity No. 803793.


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