We're Hiring! News Editor

Dazed Digital are seeking a motivated and dynamic digital native with a passion for online journalism, news, fashion, photography and youth culture to join our team as News Editor.

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Job Title:  News Editor

Level:       Junior – Associate

Location:  Old Street, East London

Salary:     Competitive

Type/Hours:       Full-time, Mon - Fri, 10am - 6.30pm

Closing Date for applications:   Friday June 14th 2013 

What does the role involve?

    •    Shape and oversee the News section of Dazed Digital.
    •    Respond swiftly to current and cultural events by writing, subbing and uploading daily stories relevant to our audience.
    •    Commission writers to contribute content, manage the commissioning process from initial brief to final edit ensuring on time    delivery of submissions.
    •    Proofread and sub commissioned articles and source appropriate images to accompany stories.
    •    Develop and grow a network of contacts including writers, contributors, creatives and PRs.
    •    Ensure Dazed Style and tone of voice is applied consistently across all platforms and communicate our perspective to contributors.
    •    Support the Social Media Editor and collaborate with the Marketing team to amplify assets through our social media networks and other channels.
    •    Contribute ideas and pitch stories into the features and blogs sections of Dazed Digital.

What key skills and experience do you need to have?

    •    Excellent writing and editing skills.
    •    Experience writing and editing on established websites, blogs and/or publications.
    •    Proven idea generation, pitching, feature commissioning and subbing experience.
    •    Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
    •    Knowledge of content management systems.
    •    Extensive experience and knowledge of culture, music, fashion, media and blog sites.
    •    Proven social media experience in a media or related environment desirable.
    •    Deep knowledge of and interest in a broad range of subjects from fashion to politics, current events to sub cultures.
    Qualifications: Degree in English, Media, Communications or related discipline.

What personal attributes are we looking for?

    •    A passion for fashion, art, youth culture, music and design.
    •    A passion for online journalism and multimedia story-telling.
    •    Confident working independently as well as productively in a team.
    •    Open to sharing ideas and learnings, accepting constructive feedback from your team to benefit you, your team and our projects.
    •    Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage colleagues and clients.
    •    Calm under pressure and eager to work in a fast paced environment.
    •    Able to take a wide view seeing how your contribution fits into the whole while paying close attention to detail.

How to apply?

    ⁃    Send your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and a pitch proposal for 3 news stories to run on Dazeddigital.com.
    ⁃    Outline in your proposal how Dazeddigital should cover these stories in a manner that resonates with our audience.

Please email your CV and pitch proposal to jobs[at]dazedgroup[dot]com
with the subject line DD News Editor. 

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2013.

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