Editorial Assistant

Recruiter
Lloyd Recruitment Services Ltd
Location
Redhill
Salary
23000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lloyd Recruitment Services is working with a leading B2B Publisher looking for an Editorial Assistant to join a busy magazine team. The company has a wealth of portfolios that include events, publications and digital media platforms.

Job Description

To write and/or generate editorial copy whilst supporting production, design and development of publications and associated products. Attending exhibitions, conferences and other events in the UK and overseas.

  • To write, sub and proof editorial copy (including news/new product information/features) to ensure the quality of production, to avoid costly mistakes, to maintain house-style, factual accuracy and objectivity and to meet deadlines.
  • To progress editorial material to schedule to ensure that journals are planned for best use of space.
  • To support the Editor in liaison with service departments and sales managers and sub-contractors (e.g. printers) to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • To attend press visits and represent the magazine at industry events as required by the Editor for a fact-finding purpose for writing articles, to see contacts and source new ones and to take relevant photos, to raise the profile of the journal and build up industry knowledge.
  • To produce copy for the website, and update website with news, diary events and show information.
  • To maintain social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) profiles.
  • To maintain awareness of all departmental activities and cover for colleagues in their absence.
  • To suggest topics for publication and contribute ideas.
  • To lay out pages (editorial copy and photography) using InDesign packages and to ensure that editorial pages are created to house-style and in a manner acceptable to the relevant industry efficiently, cost effectively and aesthetically.
  • To process InDesign packages into print-ready PDFs.

Skills & Experience required for the role:

Writing/Journalism - Previous experience gained within a B2B editorial environment

Effective forward planning

Subbing & proof-reading experience

Design and layout (including competence in DTP including InDesign (Essential)

Knowledge of Photoshop (desirable)

Microsoft Office

Organised team player

Good communication

A driving licence is desirable but not essential

The role will require some international travel to industry events throughout the world! (approx. 3-4 times per year)

The ideal candidate will have minimum of 18 months working within in a similar role.

In return a basic of up to £24,000 and the opportunity to progress with a well established organisation.