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Assistant Editor, Archant Dialogue, Norwich

Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Dec. 8, 2017

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Archant Dialogue is a content and marketing agency and operates as part of the Archant Group, one of the UK’s leading media businesses.

Working with some great clients including Harley-Davidson, British Eventing, Porsche Club GB, Jeep, Brittany Ferries, AGA and Center Parcs, we create, curate, distribute and market content to our clients’ audiences across print, online, mobile and other interactive channels.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic assistant editor to join our growing team. Covering a diverse range of sectors, you will be working on projects involving brands from automotive, holidays and travel to equine, education and membership groups. Working in a dedicated team of editors, you will be client focused, able to prioritise your workload and have a keen eye for detail. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, as well as having one to two years’ experience in an editorial role, ideally within a marketing agency or publisher. You will support all stages of the production process, including writing, subediting and proofreading pages for print and web. You will also have experience of, or an interest in, managing multilingual content.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Checking copy to ensure it is grammatically correct, factually accurate and correctly spelt, and that it reads well and maintains house style
  • Accurately fitting text into InDesign layouts, and rewriting where necessary
  • Creating picture captions, headlines, standfirsts and pull quotes as required, under supervision from senior editors
  • Liaising with external contributors, clients and in-house teams such as designers and account managers
  • Contributing to the agency blog and podcast

Core competencies will include:

  • Editorial experience on B2B/B2C brands
  • Experience in subbing/editing copy
  • Being solution focused, a creative thinker and proactive
  • Being a good planner and organiser who can prioritise workload
  • Having excellent composure and being calm under pressure
  • Being be a good team player
  • Competence with InDesign and professional subbing marks
  • Digital literacy, and experience and interest in digital communication

Archant is a privately owned media company that employs around 1,400 staff. It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes many magazines and numerous digital products.

We offer a competitive salary plus 5 weeks’ annual leave and a contributory pension scheme. Other excellent benefits include Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, Best Doctors and Doctors Online (medical advice), Employee Care Counselling and Advisory Service, Canada Life Bereavement and Probate Service, Westfield Health Scheme, retirement gift, long service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

If you think you have what we are looking for, please complete an application form or send your CV and covering letter to Please put ‘Assistant Editor’ in the subject header.

The closing date for receiving applications is Friday 8th December 2017.

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