Deputy Online Editor, Planning – The Haymarket Media Group – Twickenham, Greater London

Planning is looking for a deputy online editor to join its award-winning content team.

Working with the senior online editor, your task will be to help ensure that Planning’s website, bulletins and app edition remain meet the highest standards of dynamism and authority.

Your role will involve a mix of writing news, analysis and occasional longer articles, website and bulletin editing, nurturing Planning’s online user community through social media and other methods, and using analytics to ensure that the title continues to deliver content that its audience wants.

Candidates must have a recognised journalistic qualification or experience. An ability to make complex issues accessible through clearly structured and accurate reporting is essential.
An existing understanding of the sector would be helpful, as would experience of using Content Management Systems, Google Analytics (or similar) and website editing. But none of this is as important to the role as curiosity and a willingness to become knowledgable about both planning and online editing.

Planning is the fortnightly title for town planners and professionals concerned with planning and managing the natural and built environment. Our content team covers all the key planning issues, ranging from garden cities, to urban regeneration and fracking. Our website is visited by more than 50,000 unique users every month, and we have more than 6,500 paying subscribers.

The title is part of Haymarket Business Media. The role is based in Twickenham, less than 30 minutes from central London terminals by train..

Skills and qualities required

Good writing, reporting, commissioning skills, as well as news judgement.
Sub-editing and headline writing skills
Well-organised and self-motivated; able to work without supervision when necessary.
Good knowledge of CMS, and Google Analytics, or an aptitude to acquire it quickly.
Good supervisory and team skills, helping you to influence people that you do not manage.
Enthusiasm and the ability to engender enthusiasm in others, internally and externally

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

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