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Editorial Assistant (Online Magazine) - Bristol

Editorial Assistant (Online Magazine) - Bristol


My client, an online magazine who is one of the fastest-growing publishers on the web is looking for a talented Editorial Assistant, reporting to the Editor-in-Chief.

This magazine covers an amazing mix of the most bizarre, funny and fascinating news on the planet.

Their aim is to entertain and inform readers about extraordinary and compelling things theyve never seen before.

The person we're looking for is likely a recent graduate who has some experience under their belt (perhaps from University or similar) and who is a great writer.
Were looking for candidates with a 2:1 or better who can demonstrate enthusiasm and are keen to get ahead.
Were likely looking for people who dont have tons of experience but who are enthusiastic and can demonstrate that theyve applied themselves (for example, not just taking a journalism degree but working for various outlets at the same time or taking part in other activities that demonstrate leadership or management skills).

Attributes and Skills

Excellent grasp of English language applied across various written styles
Excellent general communication skills, particularly as regards keeping in contact with colleagues and applicant staff and freelancers
Highly organised and able to maintain a consistently high level of performance
Good general knowledge of online publishing and viral content

Role and key tasks

Assist with company editorial processes, specifically in support of the Editor-in-Chief, and liaise with new staff and freelancers in order to help with increasing overall editorial output while maintaining levels of quality
Help organise ongoing recruitment strategy and manage process for hiring new employees and freelancers, screening applicants, setting and marking tests, conducting phone/Skype interviews and arranging and attending in-person interviews
Help co-ordinate editorial team, schedule shift rota and approve freelancer payments