Marketing, Acting Features Editor – Haymarket – Teddington, London

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Marketing magazine is looking for a brilliant, trends-focused Features Editor who can step in to provide nine months (potentially up to one year) of maternity cover for this role at the heart of the magazine.

We are looking for a journalist who is acutely focused on trends – from social media and tech to broader societal behaviour change. If you know your Gen Z from your Gen Y and are interested in everything from the sharing economy to the selfie phenomenon, then we’d like to hear from you.

If you’re all about understanding the consumer psyche, what makes people tick and how companies are innovating in our rapidly changing world, then this role is perfect for you.

The features editor plays a pivotal role on Marketing, establishing the theme each month into which we deep-dive, setting the agenda and contextualising the biggest trends affecting brands, consumers and society.

Taking up the role from early July, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, commissioning and overseeing key features content that runs across Marketing’s monthly magazine, app and website,

You will relish the opportunity to write fast-turnaround, trends-led pieces for the website as well as long-form content for the magazine.

You will love attending events and conferences, and developing relationships with key industry contacts to stay ahead of the curve in predicting which issues will have a significant impact on the industry in the months ahead.

You will exhibit a commitment to digital journalism, plus an understanding of how traditional editorial skills interact with new digital channels.

Your office time will be split between our central London base and our head office in Teddington (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames).

Key responsibilities

Identifying and developing editorial themes for Marketing.
Liaising with the art editor to come up with visual concepts for features.
Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
Project-managing major editorial projects such as the annual Marketing Power 100 list of the UK’s top marketers.

Key attributes

A brilliant writer and interviewer, with strong opinions and a proven flair for long-form content.
Passion for strong, independent journalism.
A self-starter, brimming with new content ideas – to be implemented by them or other members of the team.
An eagerness to take a leading role on trends and agenda-setting content.
Experience of video/audio and using social-media platforms is preferable.
Knowledge of the marketing sector, its key players and issues facing brands would be a distinct advantage.

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