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i, Culture Live Editor - 12 month FTC

London, W8 5TT
Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, Digital, Lifestyle
Editor, Digital Editor

Job Details

Culture Live Editor, 12 month FTC

Location: i Headquarters – London
Position: 12 month fixed term contract with potential to extend 

Job Introduction

i is looking for a brilliant Culture Live Editor to help drive and develop our digital culture content. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of our culture content with a focus on expanding our digital focus. Reporting into the Culture Editor, this is a highly creative, fast-paced role with huge potential for professional growth. This is a maternity leave contract with scope to extend further.  

Key areas of responsibility

  • Drive and oversee daily ‘live’ digital content across platforms to develop I's culture vertical
  • Create and execute strong digital-first culture content ideas that help build habitual audience growth  
  • Work closely with the digital publishing editor and audience team to find new audiences  
  • Commission and edit compelling features and reviews across all cultural genres, from TV and music to stage and books
  • Help the culture team secure high-profile interviews with leading figures in the world of arts and entertainment to drive online engagement  
  • Contributing to culture forward-planning as well as assisting in the coordination of major events such as the Oscars, Glastonbury and Eurovision
  • Monitoring content using data and reader feedback to ensure audience needs are met 

Skills and experience

  • Strong ideas to create differentiated culture content and significant digital publishing experience
  • Demonstrable editing experience and the ability to write sparkling and engaging copy
  • Deft at identifying ideas and trends that can be turned into impactful feature journalism  
  • Commissioning experience on a national Culture or Features desk
  • Expansive contact book of culture industry publicists and excellent writers
  • Deep knowledge of popular culture and the arts agenda
  • A commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice 

To apply, please complete the application form below enclosing a CV and a cover letter, including two ideas for compelling digital culture projects and a proposal for developing i's online cultural content.  

About us

i is Britain's youngest national news publisher – and one of the most trusted. i has a unique mission: publishing non-partisan reporting and intelligent opinion. With a strong digital subscriber audience and a healthy print circulation, i has also grown digital reach to 11m users a month. Its newsroom breaks some of the biggest stories in UK journalism. Growing in influence and profitable, i is shortlisted for News Website of the Year and National Newspaper of the Year in the 2024 Press Awards, and is a recent winner of Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). We pride ourselves on having a dynamic, collegiate work environment that celebrates creativity, innovation and success.

Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


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Together, the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 24million people daily. In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.

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Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT

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