Hubert Burda Media UK, Online News Writer/News Editor

Colchester, Essex (GB)
£ DoE
15 Jan 2015
31 Jan 2015
Editor, Editorial, Writer
Job Type
Full Time

Hubert Burda Media UK is seeking an experienced trade writer/news editor to work on our website dedicated to the wedding trade industry. You should have plenty of demonstrable experience working in consumer and b2b media as a writer or Editor and be confident in a busy, fast-paced environment. Applicants must have a firm understanding of web journalism and technology news, plus a good grasp of social media marketing potentialities. Superb communication skills are a must. All applicants must have excellent journalistic and writing skills.

Main responsibilities

•                Creating exciting and relevant news content for the website and ensuring all content is factually and legally correct.

•                Updating content for social media platforms updates.

•                Building regular newsletters.

•                Interviewing key players in the wedding industry.

•                Creating video content of interviews and other relevant areas.

•                Attending trade shows and consumer shows to represent the website

•                Creating and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and advertisers

•                Working closely with the sales teams to generate commercial opportunities plus ensure all appropriate ads and supporting content is added to websites.

•                Working closely with the technical team to drive the future direction of content on the site.

Essential skills

•                Excellent editorial skills with a sound understanding of writing for the web and engaging online audiences, as well as understanding how to write for SEO purposes.

•                Ability to undertake research using a variety of sources.

•                A thorough and precise approach to work with a good attention to detail.

•                Solid experience contributing to or managing b2b magazines, consumer magazines or websites.

•                Knowledge of digital trends.

•                Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

•                Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities, plus be able to work to tight deadlines.

•                Ability to use own initiative, as well as work as part of a team.

This is a full-time position, based in our Colchester office – please not it is NOT a London position.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

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