WANTED: Senior Editor

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but…I’m hiring!

Applications can be sent here: https://jobs.global.com/gb/en/job/R0007431/Senior-Editor

Job Description

Senior Editor

Reporting of the Role

This role reports to the Head of SEO & Editorial Product
Overview of job

Global is recruiting a Senior Editor role to drive digital audience growth for our award-winning news and politics podcasts.

The role combines both strategic and hands-on leadership as you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day digital output of the brand including formats such as news articles, evergreen SEO features and social media posts.

You will take an active role in defining and targeting areas of digital growth as well as demonstrating a passion for identifying and publishing the kind of stories that can hook online news junkies and news avoiders alike.

You need to be a great communicator and highly collaborative as you will be working with multiple partners, including a small digital content team, as well as liaising with teams in audio production, video and social.

This is a senior role in our content team, so you will have proven experience of working in a digital newsroom and driving audience loyalty through online initiatives. You will be expected to contribute to planning and writing of online features.

3 best things about the job

  • Working with our award-winning podcast team.
  • Being able to harness your digital skills to execute a brilliant audience growth strategy
  • Work with the content team to react to the latest, breaking news stories

Measures of success – 

In the first few months, you would have:

  • Defined and executed a digital audience growth strategy to include both SMO and SEO
  • Produced an editorial calendar with article ideas to guide team
  • Started to work with key Global partners to ensure your content strategy is supported

Responsibilities of the role

  • Increase the reach and impact of our news podcasts brand by delivering an effective digital content strategy that taps into topics discussed in-show and identifying additional topics ripe for coverage.
  • Manage the news podcast writers to generate and prioritize ideas; co-ordinate the launching of stories and content; and develop best practices for social, search and other platforms.

What you will need

The ideal candidate will be proactive and willing to develop and implement innovative solutions, capable of the following:

  • Able to deliver a well-rounded digital growth strategy.
  • Excellent writer that can inspire others to write to the best of their abilities.
  • Passionate about working with multiple partners to deliver their content strategy.
  • Strong editorial experience and flair, with a passion for storytelling and a deep understanding of digital media, including broadcast, digital publishing and audio.
  • Demonstrable experience of running a busy newsroom or news desk
  • Proven experience in people management and effective communication.
  • Able to bring people together and lead a team.
  • Ability to forge relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Outstanding journalist on their subject matter – passionate and authoritative.
  • The ability to juggle multiple deadlines.
  • Great planner and creative thinker – able to operate across multiple brands and platforms.
  • Strong understanding of user needs.

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Steven Wilson-Beales

Content strategy consultant
I'm Head of Editorial at Global Radio, London looking after a fantastic range of websites including Capital FM, Capital Xtra, Heart, XFM, LBC, Classic FM and Smooth. Find me on and Twitter. Please feel free to email me here.

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