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Hearst UK, Deputy Features Editor - Health and Lifestyle

Hearst Magazines UK
London - Hybrid (3 days p/w in office)
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Deputy Features Editor (Health and Lifestyle)
London, United Kingdom


At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Deputy Features Editor (Health and Lifestyle) 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.

This is a dual role. The successful applicant will have lead responsibility for commissioning and editing health content for Good Housekeeping across platforms, as well as supporting the Features Director in planning, commissioning, and editing real life and newsy features to run across all platforms on GH (print, online, app, newsletter and live).


  • To generate brilliant ideas for original, shareable and PR-worthy health & wellbeing features for Good Housekeeping that will work across all platforms.
  • To commission and edit internal and freelance contributors.
  • To research and write your own features, end to end. 
  • To edit health & wellbeing content when delivered.
  • To be the brand expert on health stories and health trends, and an external spokesperson as necessary, to ensure GH coverage is timely, relevant and compelling for our intergenerational audience.
  • To mine the Hearst archives, UK and US titles, to source health & wellbeing stories that can be repurposed, updated and re-formatted to generate fresh content cost effectively.
  • To play a key role in planning, commissioning, and editing real life and newsy features that engage audiences across all platforms.
  • To work closely with stakeholders in commercial teams to generate, and deliver when required, sponsorable editorial concepts and franchises. 
  • To mentor and train junior members of the team in commissioning, copywriting and idea generation. 
  • To deputise for the Features Director in their absence.
  • To speak at Good Housekeeping events, as required. 


  • Someone with a proven interest in health & wellbeing who has a passion for the subject and a keen eye on fast-moving developments in this area.
  • A brilliant copywriter, with a features / health writing background, minimum 5-8 years’ experience. Capable of writing a strong, well-organised feature.
  • Experience of writing and producing content that works across different platforms, including print, online (both essential) and newsletters (desirable). Some experience of video and audio would be ideal.
  • A person who has excellent editing skills and is capable of writing and editing under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Someone with a highly collaborative, can-do attitude who will work well with other departments and the wider team across the business. 
  • A candidate who understands the creative opportunity offered by repurposing content from the Hearst archive to make it brand appropriate for Good Housekeeping.


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.



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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