ESI Media, Special Projects Sub-Editor - Activation

ESI Media
Kensington, London
29 Apr 2016
29 May 2016
Digital, Nationals
Job Type
Full Time

Main purpose of the role

From fashion to festivals, education to entertainment, the Special Projects Sub-Editor is responsible for the quality and accuracy of all written content produced by the London Evening Standard and Independent online.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure all created content for the London Evening Standard print and online and Independent website is of excellent quality
  • Sub-editing native articles, features, advertorials, supplements, online hubs and social content
  • Meticulous fact checking, fitting copy
  • Writing creative heads, sells and captions
  • Writing/rewriting copy
  • Support the Special Projects editor and deputise in their absence
  • Manage and update the house-style guide



  • Proven experience of editing, sub-editing and proofreading both print and online content
  • Fluent in InDesign, Photoshop and content management systems
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with tight, multiple deadlines
  • Candidates should have experience of working in a dynamic and fast-moving newsroom
  • Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to work within set brand guidelines
  • Knowledge of branded content compliance


  • Understanding of the Evening Standard/Independent audience
  • Working with external suppliers/contacts and designers

Personal qualities

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong people and project manager
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Good team player
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible

Please send an up to date CV and covering letter by completing the application form below.

*Please note, due to the high level of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

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