Editorial Assistant (Online Magazine) - Bristol

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Internet, New Media
South West
£18,295 to £18,295 per annum
Salary Description:
£18295 - £18295 Per Annum
Additional Resources
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Editorial Assistant (Online Magazine) - 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.
The person we`re looking for is likely a recent graduate who has some experience under their belt (perhaps from University or similar) and who is a great writer.
We're looking for candidates with a 2:1 or better who can demonstrate enthusiasm and are keen to get ahead.
We're likely looking for people who don't have tons of experience but who are enthusiastic and can demonstrate that they've applied themselves (for example, not just taking a journalism degree but working for various outlets at the same time or taking part in other activities that demonstrate leadership or management skills).

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

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Tel: 0845 450 6635
Contact: Paul

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