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ELLE UK, Commissioning Editor (4 days per week)

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

Job Details

Commissioning Editor (4 days per week) - ELLE UK
London, United Kingdom

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Commissioning Editor to start the next chapter in your career. This role is for 4 days per week.

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 be responsible for writing, editing and commissioning features and news for all ELLE platforms, from daily news to larger features and exclusives. Working with the wider team to forward-plan and commission content for digital op-eds, ELLE Collective, long-read digital features, and digital collections. We’re looking for someone with a flair for storytelling and identifying trends and topics to cover - and the best way in which to write and engage with our audience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing, editing and commissioning features and news for all ELLE platforms, from daily news hits to larger features and exclusives. Work with the wider team to forward-plan and commission content for digital op-eds, ELLE Collective, long-read digital features, and digital collections (Pride Month, Fashion Month, Black History Month).
  • Representing ELLE within the industry, from attending events, reporting on shows to contributing to ALL ELLE platforms.
  • Build a bank of thought-leading voices and writers to commission to ensure ELLE’s content continues to push boundaries.
  • Contributing to the social, digital and video strategy for ELLE, whether ideating on projects, helping to propose or secure talent (in conjunction with our Talent Hub).
  • Produce traffic reports for features using Analytical tools (eg GA4, Looker).
  • Regularly meeting with brands and PRs and feeding back to the team to build relationships, secure editorial exclusives and ensure ELLE remains at the forefront of the conversation. 
  • Understanding and building commercial relationships, working with the revenue teams on special projects whenever necessary.

ABOUT YOU

  • Proven experience in an editorial role, writing copy, commissioning and editing. 
  • A flair for storytelling and identifying trends and topics to cover - and the best way in which to write and engage with our audience.
  • 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

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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W1F 9EP
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