Evening Standard Homes and Property, Online Journalist

London (Central)
07 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
Job Type
Full Time

A motivated individual with a good base knowledge of the world of property and interiors and the ability to turn this into compelling, reliable, accessible and shareable online content.

You will have worked in a fast-paced editorial environment and will be confident creating accurate stories from figures and statistics.

You will be looking for on-going freelance shifts and will preferably be available to work full time for at least the next 10 weeks.

Key responsibilities

The Evening Standard is seeking a talented online writer with a keen interest in property and interiors to contribute to HomesAndProperty.co.uk.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and contribute to the on-going growth of the hugely successful property section and website to increase and expand our output.

Candidates will have experience of writing and breaking stories for a digital audience, proven digital production skills and an awareness of SEO benefits.

Skills and experience

  • Sourcing, writing and developing stories to tight deadlines across all sections of the Homes & Property website, illustrated with compelling images 
  • Revising articles and writing strong SEO headlines
  • Journalism qualification 
  • Pitching traffic-driving stories on trending topics and adding value to existing evergreen content
  • Experience using a CMS, Photoshop
  • Writing shareable content for and posts on social media platforms
  • Assisting with day-to-day production schedule, including uploading print content 
  • Building a network of contacts and sources from the worlds of property, PR, interior design and gardening

Preferred Experience

  • Experience using data analytics, including Chartbeat, Omniture and Google Analytics
  • Experience in contributing to and growing social media platforms
  • Experience in photoshop and video editing (or provable interest in learning)
  • A contacts book of property industry figures, PRs, writers and influencers
  • Practical knowledge of media law

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focused way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done. 
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality. 
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations by completing the application form below. 

Closing date:
 2 March 2018.

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