This is a full-time, permanent position based from So Publishing’s central Cheltenham office, for an experienced journalist wishing to take on a pivotal role in the editorial department for the online magazine www.soglos.com – winner of South West Website of the Year 2014.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional, who is hardworking and ambitious to take their journalism career to the next level – hitting the ground running as part of a small, dynamic team.
You will be passionate about Gloucestershire’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene, brimming with ideas, thrive on being first to a story, and able to immediately spot a great angle – with a first rate sense of what gets SoGlos readers clicking.
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, with an in-depth knowledge of Gloucestershire being highly desirable.
Skills & Experience:
• Previous full-time employment in an editorial role, ideally including writing for a lifestyle title
• Exceptional writer with an excellent command of the English language
• Good working knowledge of social media and viral content
• Some experience of managing staff or freelancers
• Some experience of writing editorial reviews
• Preferably some experience of writing advertorials
• Degree educated
• Good working knowledge of media law, in particular copyright
• Enthusiastic to get out and about in the county representing SoGlos
• Impeccable sense of what makes a great story
• Enthusiastic, can-do attitude and overflowing with creative ideas
• Hardworking, diligent and able to work on your own initiative
• Highly organised, with meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work quickly and to deadline
• Confident on the phone and in person
• Be willing and able to work outside of normal office hours where required
• Managing the editorial department in the editor’s absence and overseeing editorial staff
• Researching and writing sharp and entertaining copy including news articles, hot lists, interviews with everyone from bands to chefs, event previews, features, as well as in-depth guides, for example
• Confident in contributing ideas and proactively hunting for great stories, angles and hooks
• Building and maintaining relationships with industry contacts and PRs
• Liaising with clients about sponsored editorial and advertorial
• Publishing content through SoGlos’s bespoke content management system
• Playing an integral part in social media development, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
The basic salary is £21,000 to £25,000 pro rata – depending on experience – with a full 28 days paid holiday also included.
To apply for this role, email email@example.com with the subject line ‘deputy editor’, including your CV, examples of your work and a brief introduction – as well as 100 words on your favourite place in Gloucestershire.
Saturday 04 October 2014