IBC, Deputy Editor

12 Mar 2019
12 Apr 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview:

IBC is the worlds most influential media, entertainment and technology show. Running since 1967, the IBC Show is “by the industry, for the industry” and is a crucial event in the calendar of broadcast and media professionals worldwide, providing an invaluable annual meeting-point for the industry.

The result of extensive independent research, IBC365 was born of the desire for more IBC-generated insight outside of the IBC Show. It’s an online community platform providing year-round business knowledge for the global media, entertainment & technology industry.


Joining the IBC Editorial team, the Deputy Editor will provide dedicated focus on developing IBC’s content across the organisation’s editorial products.

The Deputy Editor will manage the day-to-day editorial operations of IBC365, working closely with the Editor to commission and edit freelance editorial content and write news and features.

They will also play a key role in ensuring content reaches the widest possible audience via digital and social channels.


  • Commission features, interviews and thought leadership articles for IBC365
  • Edit content, ensuring IBC’s high editorial standards are maintained
  • Ensure content is optimised for online and social
  • Write news and features about the media, entertainment and technology industry
  • Oversee delivery and development of IBC365 newsletters
  • Work with the commercial team on editorial elements of commercial content
  •  Provide editorial support for IBC Daily in the run up to and during the IBC show in September
  • Work with external suppliers, oversee delivery of year-round audio-visual content
  • Oversee the output of the Staff Writer
  • Work with the Digital Editorial Assistant on layout and design of online content
  • Ensure work and content align with the editorial content plan and contribute to the development of IBC’s editorial strategy
  • Work with the Event Content team to ensure messages and themes are reflected in IBC365 coverage
  • Liaise with the Marketing team to ensure timely promotion of content
  • Keep up to date with the fast-paced media, entertainment and technology, as well as adjacent, industries

Person specification:

The role requires an individual with strong editorial experience, ideally in a busy, news-oriented digital environment with the ability to commission and create compelling online content. The role would suit an experienced reporter looking to take on a senior role.


  • 3-5 years editorial experience
  • Desirable
  • Experience working in/reporting on the media, entertainment and technology industry
  •  Interest in the relevant industries


  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills and a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficient user of MS Office, InDesign, CMS platforms and/or other publishing tools
  • Proven editorial skillset with the ability to help contributors
  • Understanding of SEO and social media best practices
  • Familiar with Google Analytics
  • Experience establishing and maintaining contacts at senior level
  • Excellent organisational skills, with strong project management and the ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently to multiple deadlines and under pressure
  • Commercial awareness and capability
  • Be able to spot trends within the industries and adjacent emerging markets
  • Willingness to travel (international and domestic) on behalf of IBC

Key core competencies:

Commerciality & strategic agility

  • Prepares and uses budgets, discrete P&L proposals or contracts - solves financial problems
  • Manages variables that affect risk and tries to increase profitability - develops and
  • structures team, or own role to be as effective as possible
  • Develops business plans that support the achievement of IBC’s strategic goals,
  • understands and accommodates the strategic drivers for other IBC teams. Starting to
  • develop commercial 'edge'. Looks at annual cycles and plans ahead.
  • Contributes to the development of IBC’s strategy through providing well researched ideas and proposals

Driving results and creating solutions

  • Encourages commitment and determination to achieve common goals across the team.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility of approach, with successful multi-tasking
  • Ensures appropriate resources are used when projects and/or relationships are not working
  • effectively - will make sacrifices and difficult decisions
  • Demonstrates persistence in looking for innovative ways to remove obstacles and/or achieve
  • maximum benefits

Leadership and managing performance

  • Acts as a role-model showing the importance of development
  • Encourages and supports others to pursue their personal and career development
  • Actively supports information- sharing and best practice across own business area
  • Uses the talent and contributions of individuals to increase effectiveness
  • Recognises and rewards achievements and celebrates successes within the team

Collaboration and inspiring change

  • Brings teams together to address substantial issues/ opportunities where multiple interests are at stake and a variety of input is required
  • Creates, promotes and runs team environments where members are comfortable expressing differences of opinion and openly debating issues
  • Looks for opportunities for self and others to network, contribute and collaborate with teams working across IBC and/or with clients

Client focus and communication

  • Seeks opportunities to deliver client added value service - saving time and/or money and increasing service quality
  • Makes changes to existing processes to ensure that they are totally aligned to deliver client satisfaction
  • Influences to achieve buy-in through approach to negotiation from all stakeholders

Applying expertise, awareness and innovation

  • Motivates others to implement change and discuss new ideas in own business area
  • Addresses the impact of change on people, systems and processes
  • Reduces uncertainty by tackling the issues most pertinent to individuals
  • Develops and promotes repeatable creative solutions
  • Raises critical change issues with the senior management
  • Approaches problems with an open mind, challenging the status quo
  • Follows and points out significant technology-industry and market developments/ trends to own team or peers
  • Anticipates impact of market developments on customer requirements and behaviour
  • Encourages others to maintain awareness of developments in their area of expertise and in the market generally
  • Initiates improvements based on market and competitor information

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