Haymarket Media Group

Associate Editor (one-year maternity cover)

Depending on experience
17 Sep 2020
17 Oct 2020
Online, Publishing
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract
Job DescriptionWe are Haymarket Media Group. We’re a leading international specialist media, information and technology business. We produce over 60 market-leading brands and services created by almost 2,000 people in the UK, US, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany. 

Our Headquarters are in Twickenham and we have over 60 years of heritage in developing brands which are thought leaders, living at the heart of the communities they serve. 

We’re redefining media: our award-winning talent is innovating new and entrepreneurial ways to connect with audiences and create value. And those brands are trusted by millions of professionals and consumers to help them make decisions that matter.

Autocar is seeking an experienced journalist for a 12 month maternity cover contract. 

You will be the Associate Editor and an integral member of the senior editorial team.  You will be working closely with the Editor and Deputy Editor in the day-to-day running of the Autocar magazine and website as well as taking the lead on other project work. 


Your key responsibilities include:

    Play a lead role in the day-to-day running of Autocar magazine, in particular the website, working closely with the wider team across all areas of editorial 

    Represent Autocar at the most senior level both within the business and externally in the the industry

    Write news, analysis, features, and reviews as required

    Help develop junior members of the team through support and coaching

    Ownership of the editorial lead for the Autocar Business section of the website and magazine

    Deputise for the Editor and Deputy Editor as and when required. This could include everything from proofing pages to cover creation.  In addition to dealing with and resolving any issues as they may arise

    Undertake relevant trips in the UK and overseas 

    Be a broadcast voice for Autocar on TV and radio as required

    Take the lead ownership with project work including our Drivers of Change and Great Women in the British Car Industry initiatives 


Why work with us? 

People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. We pride ourselves on being the best specialist media company in the world and we’re hard-wired to produce brilliant content for our readers and event attendees, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career.


Our working culture

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We have just as much fun after hours, too - be it drinks with colleagues, awards ceremonies, sports teams, or our infamous annual Haymarket Awards. There is a relaxed vibe in our offices and we give you the tools to work flexibly, move around our environment freely and collaborate with your colleagues.


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

    Discounts on magazine subscriptions and other employee discounts

    Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance


Haymarket is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. Applications will be treated in strict confidence and information will be used for recruitment purposes only.

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding, exciting and fun place to work!