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Editorial Assistant
Title: Editorial Assistant
Category: Journalism
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Is your passion writing, do you possess editorial writing experience across all digital platforms and are seeking your next challenge?

If so, we have an outstanding opportunity for you with our Colchester based publishers due exciting growth to join them as an editorial assistant for one their well-known magazines. If writing engaging copy and making your mark on a national publication sounds like a challenge you're equipped for, we want to hear from you. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, commercially-minded and creative journalist who is educated to degree level and has previous experience working on a relevant role in the magazine sector. As Editorial Assistant, you will support a small, hardworking editorial team in all activities relating to the production of the magazine. The ideal candidate will be an excellent copy writer - fast, accurate and with a flair for connecting with our target readers. You must also be articulate, highly organised and prepared to be proactive in helping us take their brands forward commercially and creatively.

The Role

* Research and write copy in the house style for the magazine and website in perfect English and to tight deadlines

* Daily news-gathering for the magazine across all platforms

* Implementing and overseeing social media campaigns

* Generate regular content ideas which are on brand, interesting and may support advertising

* Producing advertorials and other commercially-led projects for print and online

* Arrange and conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews

* Source images that are appropriate and appealing

* Contribute to photo shoots, including sourcing products and styling

* Accurately proof your own work

* Regularly carry out online tasks covering the magazine's website, social media and newsletter content

* Secure special content such as competition prizes and reader offers

* Work with and build relationships with PRs and other external contacts

* Liaise with other in-house teams, including advertising and promotion

* Attending relevant consumer and trade shows with overnight stays as necessary

The Person

* Ideally a graduate

* Must possess experience of writing copy across all digital platforms

* Essential to possess at least 1 years editorial experience

* Comfortable writing a snappy 140-character tweet as a 1,500-word feature

* Passionate about working across digital platforms, along with print, to engage with target audience.

* Knowledge of the health and beauty industry, especially holistic health and beauty, is desirable, though not essential.

* Creative, organised and articulate

* Excellent grasp of grammar and the English language

* Brimming with ideas and passionate about taking the magazine forward.

* Possess excellent communication skills

* Strong social media knowledge and experience

Benefits to you

* Salary DOE

* Monday to Friday hours

* Easy to get to location

* Excellent career advancement opportunities

If you have not heard back from us within 10 days your application has unsuccessful.
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