Editorial Assistant - Bristol

Additional Resources Ltd
Bristol, Avon
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Editorial Assistant - Bristol


My client, an online magazine who is one of the fastest-growing publishers on the web is looking for a talented Editorial Assistant, reporting to the Editor-in-Chief. This magazine covers an amazing mix of the most bizarre, funny and fascinating news on the planet. Their aim is to entertain and inform readers about extraordinary and compelling things they've never seen before.

Attributes and Skills

Excellent grasp of English language applied across various written styles

Excellent general communication skills, particularly as regards keeping in contact with colleagues and applicant staff and freelancers

Highly organised and able to maintain a consistently high level of performance

Good general knowledge of online publishing and viral content

Role and key tasks

Assist with company editorial processes, specifically in support of the Editor-in-Chief, and liaise with new staff and freelancers in order to help with increasing overall editorial output while maintaining levels of quality

Help organise ongoing recruitment strategy and manage process for hiring new employees and freelancers, screening applicants, setting and marking tests, conducting phone/Skype interviews and arranging and attending in-person interviews

Help co-ordinate editorial team, schedule shift rota and approve freelancer payments

Assist with various aspects of editorial output, helping to uphold standards for the site, maintain overall style (and style guides) and communicate with the editorial team

Assist in managing and prioritising editorial workflow, liaising with key editorial personnel (e.g. section editors, sub-editors and writers) as well as new recruits

Proofread internal documents and specified site content

Help with writing, sub-editing and allocation of resources, as necessary

Assist with sourcing ideas, briefing writers, reviewing listicle shortlists and titling articles

Assist with sending content to media buying team and maintaining records

Assist as a point of contact for the site, helping to answer occasional questions and ensure that queries are dealt with

Attend meetings and take and distribute minutes

Assist in creation of general documentation for the site


Editorial and recruitment co-ordination

Co-ordinating hiring of employees and freelancers

Helping to co-ordinate team and workflow

Forward planning and scheduling

Team liaison

Maintaining communication

Helping to keep team aware of developments

Editorial skills

Writing, Editing, Generating ideas, drawing up briefs, reviewing shortlists and titling

Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003