EDUcatering, Editor

Location
Gravesend, Kent
Salary
£23,000 - £25,000 
Posted
13 May 2019
Closes
03 Jun 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The role:

H2O Publishing is searching for the ideal candidate to take control of EDUcatering, one of its leading monthly titles, as well as other products/projects within the company.

This unique role covers one of the most crucial topics in B2B journalism – feeding the UK’s school pupils.

The editor will be expected to document industry-leading catering options that schools and education facilities have to offer, as well as food and nutrition trends, legislation and anything else that comes out of the kitchen.

You will be responsible for researching and writing core content within the title, which will vary from exclusive interviews, focuses on food, drink and new projects, to trends and catering equipment.

As well as this, you will be expected to commission freelancers and proofreaders, and constantly monitor the school meals industry across the UK, reflecting your knowledge and findings within your writing across print and digital platforms.

You will be in regular contact with industry operators, associations, PRs and suppliers, establishing and continuing the vital relationships needed to create polished content for the title, as well as enhancing events such as the EDUcatering Excellence Awards. 

You will be expected to contribute daily news stories to the magazine websites, while keeping Twitter and Instagram activity targeted, engaging and updated. 

As well as delivering fresh-thinking content and ideas that meet the strategy of the editorial director, you should be willing to regularly attend evening events and industry launches. These are predominantly based in London, but you will be encouraged to travel the country and even abroad on occasions. These are just a couple of perks to the role.

The person:

H2O Publishing is looking for a proactive, motivated and enthusiastic individual to take control of EDUcatering and other products/projects within the company.

The successful candidate should demonstrate initiative and drive, as well as enjoyment in being part of a friendly team. You should be comfortable working independently and leading freelancers/budgets, as well as being ready to take instruction when necessary.

The ideal candidate should have experience in writing for/editing a trade publication within the catering industry, as well as holding an NCTJ or relevant journalism qualification. Previous work in trade events and awards would also be favourable.

You should have experience in (but not limited to):

  • Writing/editing for B2B magazines and websites 
  • InDesign and the Adobe Cloud package 
  • Microsoft Office
  • Website management
  • Social media operations and approach
  • Flawless social skills when liaising with readers, clients and PRs
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Capability to work alone with instruction from the editorial director 
  • Strong passion for the food, drink and catering industries 
  • Proofreading 
  • Attending press conferences and events in order to generate content
  • Developing a network of contacts
  •  Assisting at trade events 


Company benefits:

It’s a challenging role, but for the right candidate it comes with high-level job satisfaction and a progressive career path, as well as the following company benefits:

  • 25 days holiday a year (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Rewards for exceeding job requirements


Based in Gravesend, H2O Publishing is situated right next to the high-speed line into central London, just 20 minutes to King’s Cross. South east London is a 45-minute drive away, with a number of the team choosing to live on the doorstep of the capital.

If you’re a keen journalist/editor seeking a fun and challenging role in the fascinating world of catering and nutrition, please complete the application form below to send us a CV and cover letter by Monday 3 June.

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