A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented editor to join our tight-knit team and be the driving force behind CIWEM’s content output which includes 10 issues per year of The Environment magazine, associated website and industry supplements.

The successful candidate will work alongside an experienced publications team to develop The Environment into an industry-leading publication, both in print and on-line. They will have proven editorial and article writing skills and a passion for both print and digital publishing. An interest in the environmental issues and/or technologies is essential.

This position would be suited to a well-rounded B2B media professional with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar environment. This could include existing editors or senior reporters. The right person will be a ‘company thinker’ who is used to generating quality content across news and features.

Detailed Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Author, commission, and edit content for 10 issues of The Environment magazine
  • Deliver and manage news-based content for the website
  • Build solid editorial relationships with industry and sector organisations and figures
  • Embody a prominent position in the international water and environment management sector, representing our brand at external events
  • Work alongside the publications team to oversee the design and production of The Environment magazine and develop a portfolio of associated publications, working closely with advertising to further our business goals
  • Develop topical and news content for the CIWEM website, working with the Communications Officer to help to drive increase levels of web traffic
  • Develop and produce topical social media content

Person Specification:

  • Determined self-starter with ambition, positive attitude, and strong editorial  and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ideally 5 years’ editorial experience in a similar environment
  • Commercially aware and able to build good business relationships
  • Passion for generating high quality, engaging content
  • Sound understanding and solid track record in a B2B media environment
  • Ability to work hands-on, multi-task and be a good problem solver
  • Comprehensive editorial skills including copy-editing, article editing, proof reading
  • Experience of conducting interviews and investigative journalism
  • Ability to work to within structured daily and monthly deadlines
  • Competent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop etc) desirable
  • Willingness to develop a deep understanding of the water and environment sector with a genuine interest in this area
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Please email your cover letter and CV to charnayt@ciwem.org.uk 

About the Company:

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is a chartered professional body and registered charity.

CIWEM exists to advance the science of water and environmental management for the public benefit. Drawing on an international membership that includes both professionals and academics, the Institution produces policy work aimed to inform and influence policy makers. The Environment magazine showcases news, topical editorial and commentary to a member and industry audience.

Equal Opportunities:

CIWEM is committed to being an equal opportunities organisation. We endeavour to promote equal opportunities and prevent both direct and indirect discrimination. This applies both to service delivery and to our employment practices.

We regret that we can only consider applications from individuals that are currently eligible and have the right to work in the UK

Interviews will take place in London during the week commencing 23rd October with second interviews by the end of the subsequent week.

No Agencies Please.

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