Evening Standard & The Independent, Commercial Content Sub-Editor

ESI Media
14 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
Job Type
Full Time

About us:

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include The Independent, the London Evening Standard, and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

Job purpose:

Responsible for the quality and accuracy of all written content produced by the commercial department.

About you:


  • Proven experience of editing, sub-editing and proofreading print and online content
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with tight, multiple deadlines
  • Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to work within set brand guidelines
  • Proactive – can spot potential issues and address them before they become problems


  • Understanding of the Evening Standard/Independent audience

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure all created content is of excellent quality. This includes sub-editing native articles, advertorials, supplements, magazines, online hubs and social content
  • Subbing, meticulous fact checking, fitting copy
  • Writing creative heads, sells and captions
  • Writing/rewriting copy
  • Laying out templated content as and when required
  • Manage and update the house-style guide

Skills and experience:

  • Fluent in InDesign, Photoshop and content management systems
  • Knowledge of branded content compliance

Expected behaviours:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Good team player
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible

To apply, please complete the application form below to send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

Closing date: 14 April 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

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