Haymarket Media Group

Editor - Wonderly

Depending on experience
02 Dec 2020
02 Jan 2021
Online, Publishing
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type
Job Description 

We’re looking for a confident, articulate editor to join us as we embark on an exciting journey with a major automotive group. The role would suit someone with at least three years of digital content experience, ideally gained on a busy news website or in business communications, who also has an interest in cars and digital development. 


About the role

Wonderly is Haymarket Media Group’s agency division, producing world-class content for global brands. Building on our award-winning work for Volkswagen Group, Kia and Motability, we’re now helping another household name revolutionise the way it communicates with its national network of car and van retailers. 

In this new role, the editor will be responsible for creating, editing and publishing high-quality news, business updates and in-depth reference articles. You’ll be working in a fast-moving corporate environment and expected to turn your hand to a wide variety of tasks, collaborating day-to-day with the group’s in-house comms team. 

The content will almost always have an automotive angle, but this isn’t What Car? or Autocar: the role exists to share business-critical information with people working in dealerships across the UK, helping them to deliver an outstanding customer experience and grow the group’s brands. It’s an exciting time for the industry, too: with the EV revolution in full swing and autonomous tech not far round the corner, the editor will be at the front line of informing, educating and inspiring salespeople, technicians and business owners. 

If that sounds exciting but daunting, don’t worry: you’ll be joining Wonderly’s team of experienced editors, designers and digital experts, and provided with training and mentoring to ensure you make the best start in this brilliant role


About you: desired skills and experience

    3+ years in B2B or B2C digital publishing, preferably working on digital communications for a major brand or on a busy, high-traffic news website  

    Naturally collaborative, innovative, curious, diplomatic, empathetic and solution-focused 

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

    A good understanding of how to manage workloads, time and resources to maximise productivity and impact

    Excellent editorial skills, including writing, sub-editing, page structure and layout, video and multimedia production, and using a content management system 

    Solid content strategy skills, particularly the ability to use audience feedback and tools such as Google Analytics to uncover insights that support tactical and strategic decision making

    A keen eye for visual clarity, tone, style and accessibility, so articles are laid out and written in a way that can be easily understood, is respectful of the user’s time, and maximises the content’s effectiveness

    Good understanding of SEO techniques and information architecture, including use of keywords, menus, tags and other metadata to optimise pages for search, so content is easy and intuitive to find and navigate 

    The ability to work closely with a digital team to rapidly scope, test and iterate solutions and manage a large, complex website

    Good awareness of and interest in current digital content, automotive and technology trends and innovations


Our working culture

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and fun. In normal times, we eat lunch and exercise together, have bake-offs and enjoy regular socials, including at the annual Haymarket Awards and summer party. Currently we’re all working remotely, but we’ll be back in the office just as soon as we’re able - and while this particular role is client-facing and will include working in a corporate headquarters, it’s still a relaxed and collaborative environment, and we’ll ensure you have all the tools and support 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 


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!