Hubert Burda Media UK, Online News Writer/News Editor

Location
Colchester, Essex (GB)
Salary
£ DoE
Posted
15 Jan 2015
Closes
31 Jan 2015
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Editor, Editorial, Writer
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
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 rachel.taylor@burdamagazines.co.uk

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