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ELLE UK, Deputy Site Editor

Employer
Hearst Magazines UK
Location
London - Hybrid (3 days p/w in office)
Salary
£DoE
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Deputy Site Editor - ELLE UK
London, United Kingdom

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our new Deputy Site Editor to start the next chapter in your career.

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will support the Site Director to execute a strategy for ELLE.COM/UK which aligns with the overall business goals and objectives of ELLE and Hearst, overseeing SEO and ecomm and working with wider department heads to increase engagement and maintain scale along with the curation and growth of the weekly ELLE newsletter and its audience, and schedule Apple News Notifications. We’re looking for someone that is highly skilled at building stories and editing at speed within a CMS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Site Director to execute a strategy for ELLE.COM/UK which aligns with the overall business goals and objectives of ELLE and Hearst.
  • Liaise with the Community Director to pitch and write creative membership content. 
  • Take ownership of SEO and ecomm and work with wider department heads to increase engagement and maintain scale.
  • Oversee the curation and growth of the weekly ELLE newsletter and its audience, and schedule Apple News Notifications.
  • Pitch regular long-read features and digital op-eds each week that communicate the ELLE tone and our awareness of the cultural zeitgeist. 
  • Support the Site Director in ensuring digital workflow is maintained and liaise with wider team department heads to produce regular digital content.
  • Organise and work with wider team members to ensure all print features are uploaded and built on the website in a timely manner.
  • Conceptualise and execute video interviews and oversee the writing and editing of articles.  
  • Provide support and mentorship to junior members of staff, provide training and organise regular meetings to improve their writing and editing skills, as well as develop a better understanding of best digital practice. 
  • Help to provide traffic reports, using insight to optimise SEO and ecomm strategy.
  • Step in for the Site Director in moments of absence and maintain strong relationships with wider company members.
  • Act as an ambassador of Hearst UK, ELLE UK and its values at internal and external events.

ABOUT YOU

  • Proven experience in an editorial role, writing copy and commission and editing.
  • Highly skilled at building stories and editing at speed within a CMS. 
  • An understanding of the importance of SEO in journalism, and how to use it effectively in everything from body copy to headlines. 
  • Experience of working closely with business teams to identify and collaborate on revenue-generating projects, whether commercial or consumer
  • A comprehensive contacts book, from authors, journalists, Hollywood PRs to fashion designers
  • A flair for storytelling and identifying trends and topics to cover - and the best way in which to write and engage with our audience.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:
  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days)  - pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working – Three days per week in the office.
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here. 

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.


 

Company

Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

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