Tuesday 17 September 2019

Editorial assistant required

So Publishing has an exciting opportunity for an organised, confident and proactive editorial assistant to join its award-winning team.

4 September 2014: Please note, no further applications are now being accepted for this role.

This is a full-time, permanent junior position based from So Publishing’s central Cheltenham office, and will entail an array of editorial and business administrative responsibilities for the online magazine www.soglos.com – winner of South West Website of the Year 2014.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, ambitious and driven to make the first step in their journalism career – hitting the ground running as part of a small, experienced team – learning and developing on the job.

You will be highly organised, accurate and take direction well, and it goes without saying that an excellent command of the English language, a flair for writing and an ability to work to tight deadlines is essential. Previous administration experience, knowledge of Gloucestershire, as well as an interest in arts, entertainment and leisure, is also highly desirable.

Skills:
• Exceptional writer with an excellent command of the English language
• Degree educated, with a proven passion for media
• Previous experience in an admin role would be desirable

Qualities:
• Quick learner with a mature, can-do attitude
• Enthusiastic, hardworking, diligent and able to work on your own initiative
• Highly organised, methodical, with meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work quickly and to deadline
• Confident on the phone and in person
• Good understanding of local media, social media and viral content
• Be willing and able to work outside of normal office hours where required

Responsibilities:
• A range of editorial and business administrative tasks
• Responsibility for managing and writing tight, yet interesting event listings
• Uploading content through SoGlos’s bespoke content management system
• Ensuring SoGlos’s directories are accurate and up-to-date
• Social media updates, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Proactively hunting for great story ideas, unique angles and targeted hooks to keep content fresh and readers engaged
• Liaising with industry contacts, PRs and clients over the phone and by email
• Picture research and editing
• Developing into the opportunity to take on more editorial responsibilities and write fuller features

The basic salary is £13,000 to £16,000 pro rata – depending on experience – with a full 28 days paid holiday also included.

To apply for this role, email james@sopublishing.com with the subject line ‘editorial assistant’, including your CV and a brief introduction – as well as 100 words on what’s at the top of your Gloucestershire bucket list and why.

Also see Journalist required.

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