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Deputy Editor (Fixed Term contract)

£27,000 – £29,000
Fixed Term
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Job Description


Creative Lives in Progress is an inclusive creative careers resource, on a mission to transform the way emerging talent access, understand and connect with the industry.

We’re excited to be recruiting for a passionate and proactive Deputy Editor to join the team for 11 months. The successful candidate will work across the entire breadth of our editorial and social media output.

We’re looking for someone with proven experience of helping to run an editorial platform, who is passionate about supporting emerging creatives as they enter the industry. This entails supporting the team to deliver brilliant content across the board, including implementing, managing and maintaining company vision and quality through editorial and beyond. So if you love to work across a range of tasks and areas, and are full of ideas to help the next generation of talent thrive, we’d love to hear from you!

🤫 P.S. We know that job descriptions can be intimidating, and it’s easy to talk yourself out of applying for something, but we encourage you to take a shot. You don’t even need to take our word for it!

Tasks, responsibilities & expectations

  • Plan, write and commission content to live on Creative Lives in Progress’ channels
  • Edit and publish content to deadline and with an eye for detail
  • Oversee the implementation of an editorial and social content strategy
  • Maintain an editorial calendar, planning ahead to foresee and flag potential problems
  • Proof copy and approve visuals, including relevant Company Partner content
  • Support with relevant commercial partnerships, commissioning and producing work alongside creatives and project managers
  • Support the team to deliver on events, including curation, hosting and producing scripts
  • Manage appropriate editorial staff and freelancers
  • Keep an overview of social media channels and implement relevant changes to meet targets
  • Report on the performance of content, identifying trends (using Google Analytics) and behaviours, as well as proposing and implementing changes where needed
  • Establish, maintain and develop relationships with both emerging and established creatives within the industry
  • Update and maintain the company style guide
  • Maintain commercial and industry awareness
  • Remain flexible to the needs of the company, including overseeing the art-working of design/visual assets when necessary

The ideal candidate

  • Strong and proven experience of writing both short and longform articles to deadline
  • Confident in proofing, editing and sub-editing
  • Experience (1-2 years minimum) of helping to run online editorial/ an online magazine and overseeing social media channels
  • Ability to work independently and manage own time (ideally also that of a team), to deliver projects to deadline
  • Experience and confidence with a social scheduling platform like Buffer, Google Analytics, Mailchimp and Adobe InDesign – or comparable platforms
  • Ability to analyse and report on targets, performance indicators and reach numbers
  • Knowledge and passion for the creative industry and creating greater access for emerging creatives
  • Ability to plan ahead and work across multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously
  • Experience developing and maintaining working relationships, both internal and external
  • Experience with building and sending newsletters, observing performance and engagement
  • Experience with commissioning writers and illustrators
  • Comfortable with public speaking and the prospect of hosting an online or in-person event
  • Comfortable working in a small team, remaining proactive, flexible and open to the needs of the company

Nice to have

  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Experience of running effective meetings
  • Experience managing and briefing freelancers
  • Awareness of issues affecting the creative industries and emerging creatives
  • Awareness of other platforms working to help emerging creatives, and improve inclusivity and access in the creative industry
  • Ability to manage a pool of freelancers
  • Experience with rolling out a comprehensive content strategy

Key Details

  • Application deadline: 23:59, 1st May 2022
  • Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 DOE
  • Reporting into: Content & Community Lead
  • Ideal start date: May/June 2022
  • End date: April/May 2023
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (Flexible hours between 8am to 7pm)
  • Location: Hybrid working between home and our central London studio
  • Contract: 12 months fixed term contract