Scribol, Editorial Assistant - Full Time

Recruiter
Location
Bristol
Salary
£18,295
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for a talented Editorial Assistant to work with Scribol, one of the fastest-growing publishers on the internet.

Over the past six months we’ve averaged almost 20 million visitors a month, making us one of the top 100 websites in the U.S.

The successful candidate will be required to assist with various aspects of Scribol’s editorial production and admin – and learn a massive amount in the process.

The role is Bristol based.

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • Highly organised and with a strong degree of common sense
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Extremely thorough and accurate in approach to administrative tasks
  • Ability to liaise skillfully with a range of staff, freelancers and new hires
  • Ability to assist with planning and budgeting
  • Ability to cope with deadlines while maintaining high quality standards
  • Good creative writing skills and ability to accurately put facts into one’s own words
  • Good sub-editing skills, inclusive of fact-checking, copy editing and proofreading
  • Ability to source article ideas and help with briefing writers and shaping listicles
  • Some knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML
  • Familiarity with Excel/Google spreadsheets
  • Ideally NCTJ qualified (or with equivalent experience)
  • Preferably some picture research skills and knowledge of image editing tools


The Person We’re Looking For

At Scribol, we value people who have great ideas and who relish a challenge. We value loyalty and hard work, but we also welcome a sense of humour and people who don’t take themselves too seriously.

  • You’re an established or aspiring editorial assistant who’s passionate about helping to produce engaging content for a millennial audience.
  • You’re self-motivated, solutions-driven and a stickler for quality. You have a “can-do” attitude.
  • You’re productive and work fast, but this is coupled with meticulousness, good sense and commercial nous.
  • You have a high degree of personal organisation and are able to plan ahead and manage your time to meet deadlines. You thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • You’re interested in the latest developments in online publishing in general and viral content production in particular.
  • You’re a fast learner and are open to constructive criticism.
  • You work well within a team.


Apply by completing the application form below.

About Scribol


Scribol is an online magazine covering an awesome mix of the most exciting, bizarre and fascinating news on the planet. Our aim is to entertain and inform readers with extraordinary and compelling things they’ve never seen before. How? Through content that will surprise and inspire while offering a unique take on what’s going on in the world. In short, we want to make people go “wow!” – and learn something, too.