This market-leading Content Marketing agency is looking for a deputy editor to join one of their growing business-to-business accounts. The ideal candidate will be someone who can turn complex issues into compelling stories, manage the development of content in multiple media and deputise for the editor as necessary.
The client in question is a leading global logistics company, so experience writing about supply chains would be an advantage. More important, however, is your general knowledge of business/economics, your willingness to immerse yourself in technical subjects and your ability to ask the right questions when dealing with our expert stakeholders.
Above all, this client is looking for a great editor – someone who can craft copy to a distinctive tone of voice that is highly accessible without being condescending. It should go without saying that you’ll have superlative subbing skills.
Managing articles from commission to client sign-off – taking in client amends and liaising with clients and writers where necessary
Generating ideas for articles and other content types
Ad hoc copywriting
Contributing to overall creative discussions about how all our content types work together as part of an integrated multi-channel solution
Liaising with the client in a positive, professional way and occasionally dealing directly with stakeholders to provide timely, effective solutions to short-term problems
Deputising for the editor in his absence, managing the workflow to ensure quality-control and timeliness
Assisting the account management team and senior management team to deliver articles and projects on time and on budget
Research on behalf of the editor and senior staff
Maintenance of the style book and associated brand guidelines as necessary
Briefing and managing in-house designers to carry out appropriate image searches and layouts
Assisting in the creation of client documents, and delivering them effectively
Skills and experience required
Ability to write both journalistic and marketing copy
Good basic knowledge of business and economics
Experience in commissioning and editing content on these subjects
Interpersonal skills for client liaison
Ability to ghostwrite on behalf of senior stakeholders
Project management skills
Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with day-to-day and senior clients and respond and provide appropriate advice and content
Able to handle multiple projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Good working knowledge of digital platforms and social media
Able to provide high-quality client contact when required by the senior editor
Additional key skills
Strong on content strategy
Client-focused and solution-driven
Able to accurately manage project budgets
Continually seeks to provide added-value elements that surprise and delight
Mac skills are advantageous though not necessary
Experience of writing marketing copy and/or ghostwriting for executives
Experience with multi-channel content development
Central London (WFH), Freelance to £300 p/d. to £50k (neg) 6 mths FTC.
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