Job Vacancy: Design Week Editor

Job vacancy

Salary: £40,000.00 + benefits (dependent on experience)
Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool Hybrid Remote
Closing date: 17/07/2024

Role Overview

The Editor will play a pivotal role in transforming Design Week into the premier source of design news, insights, and inspiration. This role involves working closely with the publisher (Interconnect IT Ltd) to set a forward-thinking content strategy, managing a team of talented reporters, commissioning high-quality contributions, and ensuring the publication maintains its reputation for excellence. A genuine passion for design is essential to drive the publication’s success

Key Responsibilities

Content Strategy and Relaunch

  • Lead the relaunch of Design Week, ensuring a fresh and innovative approach to content.
  • Collaborate with the publisher to develop and implement a comprehensive content strategy that aligns with the vision of Interconnect and Design Week.
  • Identify emerging trends and opportunities within the design industry to keep the publication ahead of the curve.
  • Oversee costs and ensure adherence to budgets.

Editorial Leadership

  • Manage and mentor a team of reporters, editors, and contributors, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment.
  • Oversee the commissioning of articles, features, and multimedia content from both internal staff and external contributors.
  • Ensure all content meets high editorial standards and adheres to the publication’s style and tone.

Content Management

  • Plan and coordinate the editorial calendar, ensuring a consistent flow of engaging and relevant content.
  • Edit and proofread content to ensure accuracy, clarity, and quality.
  • Ensure content is legally compliant.
  • Manage relationships with freelance writers, photographers, and other creative professionals to produce top-tier content.

Audience Engagement

  • Develop strategies to grow and engage Design Week’s audience across multiple platforms, including web, social media, and newsletters.
  • Analyse audience metrics and feedback to continually refine and improve content offerings.
  • Represent Design Week at industry events, conferences, and other networking opportunities to build the publication’s profile.

Innovation and Adaptability

  • Embrace new technologies and platforms to enhance the reader experience and expand Design Week’s reach.
  • Stay informed about industry developments and competitor activities to maintain a competitive edge.
  • Take a passionate lead in overseeing and coordinating the Design Week Awards and other potential events.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as an Editor or in a senior editorial role, preferably within the design industry.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a diverse team.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading abilities.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with digital content management systems and an understanding of SEO best practices.
  • A genuine passion for design.
  • A proactive and innovative mindset.

Benefits

  • 32 days holiday a year
  • 37.5 hour standard week.
  • Bereavement leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension scheme
  • Corporate rail travel scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Funded training
  • On-site gym
  • Private medical insurance
  • Work from home

Why Join Us?

This is a unique opportunity to lead the transformation of a renowned publication and make a significant impact in the design industry. As part of Interconnect, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation, working with a team that values creativity, excellence, and forward-thinking. We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, and the chance to shape the future of Design Week. While weekend availability is occasionally required, this will not be a regular expectation. We are committed to maintaining a healthy work-life balance and prioritise the well-being of our employees.

Location

This is a hybrid remote role, with occasional travel to our offices. We are located in central Liverpool in the Knowledge Quarter, which means we can take advantage of the great facilities on offer in the area. We’re just a 20 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station and well connected to the local and wider road network.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter outlining their interest in design and journalism, with examples of previous work. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are encouraged.

Design Week and Interconnect are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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