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Video Lead - Maternity Cover (FTC) - Cosmopolitan

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At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Video Lead (Cosmopolitan) to start next chapter in your career.

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

At Cosmopolitan, our mission is to engage audiences through exciting, thoughtful, creative and educational content. We never settle when it comes to our visual identity, our editorial integrity or our overarching vision to empower young people. And we have fun doing it! Every member of the Cosmopolitan team is as obsessed with the brand as our readers are, bringing hard work, enthusiasm, and the drive to everything we do, and always thinking how we can outperform what we did yesterday.


The role of the Video Lead within the Cosmopolitan team is a pivotal one. Devising and implementing our data-led strategy across our various digital platforms, this role requires someone with a critical mind, who can balance our audience’s wants with the nuances of each platform, commercial requirements and the need to drive revenue. The Video Lead, as well as having to work closely with key senior figures in both the Cosmopolitan team and across the wider video and social teams, must also be able to create industry-leading multimedia content across our platforms. This requires key relationships with the editorial team in order to secure talent, generate ideas and ensure our pipeline of hero, hub and hygiene video content is full and exciting at all times. This role heads up Cosmopolitan’s video department and has one direct report, the Videographer.


As such a central role to the Cosmopolitan team with many stakeholders, it is vital the Video Lead has strong communication skills. Management experience is also preferred, and the ability to juggle numerous tasks, focus on sometimes competing goals and stay organised and in control is essential. The Video Lead needs to be a fast and highly-skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, as well as a strong shooter, with history of working both inside and outside of the studio. Experience working with celebrity talent, as well as a track-record of creating beauty and fashion content is a sought-after plus.


At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) – pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working model – 2 days per week in the office
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.