Retail Week - Digital Sub-Editor - London

Company:
Plexus
Brand:
Retail Week
Job function:
Content
Job type:
Perm Full Time
Location:
London, UK
Salary:
£ 0 - 0
Job ref:
RS-46
Close date:
25 September 2017
Retail Week is the leading authority on retailing in the UK, providing industry news, insightful analysis, comment and key data covering the entire UK retail sector, including, food, fashion, home and DIY, entertainment and general merchandise as well as e-tail, multi-channel, store interiors, technology and property. We run a number of high profile award ceremonies, conferences and retail festivals in the B2B space and are the only publication to cover all the issues facing multiple retailers in one place.
 
A fantastic opportunity is available for a Digital Sub-Editor to join our lively Retail Week Content Team to be our brand champion and content creator. This person will make content shine on Retail-Week.com by writing sharp, clickable headlines for news stories and features.

The successful applicant will be confident sub-editing for the web and using CMSs. They will have a good understanding of what works well online, how to optimise online content to encourage subscribers to engage, and be an expert in SEO. They must work methodically, follow detailed workflows diligently, be calm under pressure and thrive working to tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Sub-edit copy in CMS and optimise content to drive subscriber engagement
  • Maintain a high standard of writing and accuracy across our content
  • Prepare Retail Week newsletters for distribution and send to subscribers
  • Check for libel
  • Write headlines, standfirsts and picture captions
  • Help maintain the flow of content through the production process
  • Work closely with our designer and journalists to ensure all content looks good
  • Sub-edit pages in InDesign for our weekly print title
 
Qualifications and Experience
  • At least two years’ sub-editing experience, preferably on a well-respected online title
  • Adobe CS experience is essential (InDesign & Photoshop)
  • Experience of using a content management system and sub-editing
  • Experience of libel law
  • Interest in the retail industry
 
Personal Attributes
 
The role requires someone who is both a fantastic sub-editor and a digital evangelist. The successful applicant will have excellent command of the English language, be comfortable rewriting copy and optimising it for our expanding digital audience and have expert knowledge of SEO and social media.