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Assistant Editor, Archant Dialogue, Norwich

Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: July 20, 2018

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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, sub-editing 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.


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

We offer a salary up to £18,000 per annum depending on experience. Additional benefits include 5 weeks annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, Employee Care Counselling and Advisory Service, Canada Life Bereavement and Probate Service, Westfield Health Scheme, long service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

To apply for this vacancy please send a covering letter detailing your motivation for applying and email it together with your CV or an application form to Please enter “Asst Edt” in the subject header.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 20th July 2018.

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