Haymarket Media Group

Editorial Assistant - Wonderly (Volkswagen Group UK)

Milton Keynes
Depending on experience
05 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Automotive, B2B
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type

We’re looking for a bright, confident individual to join the Wonderly editorial team based in Volkswagen Group UK’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. This position would suit someone early in their editorial career, who is eager to learn, bursting with natural creativity and curiosity, and has an interest in cars and digital content.

Job DescriptionAbout the role


Wonderly is a leading owned-media agency, producing world-class content for global brands. On behalf of Volkswagen Group UK (VWG), we operate Hub, the main digital communication channel between its brands - including Volkswagen cars, Audi, SEAT and Skoda - and its national network of dealers, retailers and repair centres.


The Hub team creates, edits and publishes news and reference articles spanning everything from the latest model launches and finance offers to minor specification and business updates. It’s a fast-moving corporate environment, where you’ll be expected to turn your hand to a variety of tasks, including writing, copy-editing and video production, and working day-to-day with our clients across the Group.


The content we produce almost always has an automotive angle, but this isn’t What Car? or Autocar - so while we do get our hands on the latest vehicles, we’re focused on delivering business-critical communications from VWG to thousands of car industry employees across the UK. It’s an exciting time in the industry, too: VWG is a global pioneer in electric and autonomous car tech, and our team is at the front line of helping it to inform, educate and inspire salespeople, technicians and business owners.


If all that sounds interesting but daunting, don’t worry. You’ll be working with an experienced team of editors and content experts, and we’ll provide training and mentoring to ensure you make the best start in this brilliant position. Former editorial assistants have gone on to become senior editors in the team, and you’ll be part of the wider Wonderly team, which itself forms part of the Haymarket Media Group, one of the world’s leading publishers.   


About you: desired skills and experience


We're looking for people with:


  • A degree in journalism or English, or demonstrable alternative experience and aptitude


    Strong written and communication skills, with an eagle eye for detail


    The ability to multitask, effectively managing your own workload and proactively looking for opportunities to help


    Digital content experience, particularly using a CMS (eg Wordpress) but ideally also some knowledge of tools such as Photoshop and Google Analytics


    The ability to follow a robust content creation, sign-off and publishing process


    A basic understanding of how brands use digital content to grow and retain audiences


    The confidence to work in a busy, client-facing office environment, where a calm, positive attitude is vital


    An interest in cars (not essential, but useful)


    Most importantly, a desire to become a highly valued team member and all-round digital content superstar!


Our working culture


Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We eat lunch together most days, often followed by a stroll round the lake near the office. We also run, ride and celebrate together, including at the annual Haymarket Awards and Summer Social. And though we’re embedded in a corporate headquarters, it’s a relaxed, supportive and collaborative environment, where we’ll ensure you have the tools to do a great job and build your career.


Other benefits include:


  • Competitive salary


    Comprehensive training and career development programme


    25 days holiday per year (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)


    Generous contributory pension scheme


    Season ticket loan on passing probationary period


    Flexible benefits scheme to suit your lifestyle


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