Assistant Editor

£18000 - £20000 per annum
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This media company offers everything businesses need to know about food and drink innovation and trends around the world, and interprets them to help its audience improve their business.

This company has two leading international publication. It also operates the industry's most established and respected awards schemes, including the World Food Innovation Awards, World Dairy Innovation Awards and World Beverage Innovation Awards

The Assistant Editor will play an important role in contributing to their digital output - principally for their website - by helping to source and write the latest news stories in the global food and beverage industry. Working alongside the News Editor and Digital Features Editor, there will be scope in the future for the successful candidate to be involved in recording and producing interviews and podcasts, developing their own feature ideas, attending press trips and being involved with their flagship print title magazine.

Candidates to this position will be asked to complete a short writing task before being invited to interview.

Key Responsibilities:
- Write and edit news stories and features based on incoming material, mainly for their website
- Play an active role in creating digital content, which may include conceiving and commissioning feature ideas, editing press releases, writing features, contributing to newsletters, making podcasts, interviewing food and beverage industry stakeholders at trade events, and compiling product galleries for both of their social media channels
- Help track and research news stories, and manage relationships with contributors and content providers including PR agencies
- Ensure the website is up-to-date and maintained at all times
- Provide general editorial support and cover as required

- Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
- Experience in trade (B2B) publishing or copywriting
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Strong understanding of SEO best practice and social media
- Working knowledge of Wordpress and Adobe Photoshop
- Additional experience in video/audio production a usable bonus
- Good communication and organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise your workload effectively and work independently when necessary

Company Benefits:

- Holiday entitlement is 28 days including Bank holidays (increasing a day with each year of service up to a maximum of 33) plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year
- Pension
- Private healthcare
- Sick pay scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Fitness First discounted membership
- Cycle to work scheme

The Conditions:

- Permanent, full-time position
- Hours 37.5 per week
- The notice period will be one month on either side (following a successful completion of a 6-month probationary period)

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