Haymarket Media Group

Group Editorial Assistant

Location
Twickenham, London (Greater)
Salary
£21,500
Posted
06 May 2022
Closes
06 Jun 2022
Ref
11527
Discipline
Media
Specialism
Copywriting
Sector
B2B, B2C
Business Type
Media Owner
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract
Hours
Full-Time

Haymarket is a successful international specialist media company.  We have over 60 market-leading brands in the consumer and B2B markets across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany, connecting people and communities across digital, print, festivals, awards, conferences, and exhibitions. 

As a global business operating in diverse markets, we are inherently multicultural and we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole and use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets.

Responsibilities

  • Provision of day-to-day support to the Hub editors in the form of copy editing and article building. This work may be focused on one brand or across several, including working with the Group editor to produce articles for distribution across multiple brands. 
  • Helping to ensure the VWG Hubs runs smoothly, content is always accurate, engaging, search-optimised, and is produced with the audience’s needs in mind, as well as those of the client. 
  • Ensure all content is published within 24 hours (the Hub SLA), subject to relevant approvals being received and processes followed; in addition, ensure audience feedback is acknowledged and forwarded to the brand within 24 hours of receipt, so that retailers’ expectations are proactively and robustly managed.
  • Covering for a Hub editor when they are on holiday, unwell or away from the office for other reasons, including filling in for them and managing all aspects of their brand Hub and stakeholder relations for up to two weeks. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management, always striving to build and strengthen positive relationships through a helpful, diplomatic, professional and expert approach, and mindful that you are an ambassador for Wonderly.
  • Build a good understanding of the VWG retail network and your core audience’s needs to ensure content provides maximum utility and efficiency to users, and we provide helpful onward journeys. This should include retailer visits to gain first-hand experience of their working environment.
  • Build a solid understanding of the brand strategies and retailer communication objectives, so that Hub itself and the content you publish always reflects the brands’ priorities, guidelines and tone-of-voice.  
  • Collaborate with the editors to contribute to monthly team meetings and share editorial best practice. 
  • Proactively contribute to Wonderly’s culture by regularly participating in and contributing to agency meetings and creative and social activities.
  • Proactively seek new opportunities to undertake training to learn new skills and improve existing ones.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Equivalent professional experience working on digital communications for a major brand across a busy news website. Magazine experience is also welcomed, but the role focuses exclusively on digital content.
  • 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 and diplomatic approach is vital. 
  • A good understanding of how to manage workloads, time and resources to maximise productivity and impact.
  • Solid editorial skills, including writing, sub-editing, page structure and layout, using a content management system, and ideally video and multimedia production.
  • An interest in and aptitude for using audience feedback and tools such as Google Analytics to improve and increase engagement with digital content.
  • 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.
  • A basic understanding of SEO techniques, including use of keywords, menus, tags and other metadata to optimise pages for search, so content is easy and intuitive to find and navigate. 
  • An awareness of and interest in current digital content, automotive and technology trends and innovations. 

 

Why work with us?
People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We’re hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, 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 team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

Our benefits include: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme 
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days) 
  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 11-3)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to Perkbox
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance 

We want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. We feel that nothing beats face-time with our colleagues and we’ve therefore adopted a blended working model where full time employees can expect to spend 3 days of their week in the office and the other 2 working at a location of their choice. 

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural.  Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets. 

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@haymarket.com.

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