At Hearst UK, there is always more to the story. Join us as our editor - House Beautiful to start the next chapter in your career. 

We are the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Country Living, Red, Prima and Good Housekeeping. We have created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We will always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

About the role

Reporting into the editor-in-chief, the editor will have overall responsibility for planning and executing the content strategy for House Beautiful to support the brand’s growth plans across all platforms and customer touchpoints.

Leading the daily editor and the deputy editor, the editor will oversee the commissioning and editing of all original content and the repurposing and curation of existing content for all channels including app, website, e-commerce, social media, newsletters, magazines and supplements.

You will work hand-in-hand with the teams from the Centre of Excellence, in particular the creative director, chief sub-editor and directors from the homes community to ensure that an on-brand, engaging ‘magazine’ experience is delivered across all channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Have an acute understanding of the homes landscape, trends, new products and new brands on the market. 
  • Work with the editor-In-chief and creative director to realise the brand strategy and vision, ensuring a clear and unified approach
  • Work closely with the deputy editor and daily editor to deliver an integrated approach to all content creation and production, ensuring every opportunity is fully exploited and developed to its potential. 
  • Lead the team in continuous creativity, contributing a never-ending stream of ideas and experiences for cross-platform content ideas that push the entire brand forwards. 
  • Assist in the communication of this vision to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the team on a day-to-day basis, guiding and supporting them to create best-in-class content that drives conversation amongst the brand’s audience, as well as circulation, subscription/membership growth.
  • Ensure factual accuracy and legal safety of all copy, as well as ensuring our tone remains consistent and our core brand principles are ever-present. 
  • Work with the group chief sub editor to ensure an effective and efficient workflow, communicating any issues or changes in best practice to the team and editor-in-chief. Support in helping to drive laser-sharp accuracy from the subs’ hub across the homes division. 
  • Ensure all production deadlines are met in accordance with agreed schedules.
  • Work with the editor-in-chief to ensure the smooth running of the print brand financially.
  • Help ensure the team have clear KPIs that deliver into the overall brand strategy. 
  • Support our licensing partners. Work with the commercial content director on the planning and delivery of all HB licensing content, ensuring that brand partners are provided with a highly engaging editorial experience.
  • To be an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values. 
  • You may be required to undertake such further duties as your skills, qualifications and experience allow and/or as may be assigned to you from time to time.

About you

This role requires a very experienced editorial lead, who has worked at a high level in magazine content creation and has a detailed understanding of quality content, visuals and the production process.

  • Adaptable, with the ability to deal confidently with both colleagues but also work independently.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure whilst maintaining the highest level of accuracy in work standards.
  • A can-do attitude with a delivery-oriented approach
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to collaborate and communicate with multiple divisions within Hearst and externally with multiple contractors and suppliers.
  • A passion for homes and interiors, with an understanding of how to make content relevant to a premium/mass audience 
  • A strong and creative eye for quality and detail with in-depth knowledge of the subbing process and workflow management

What we offer

At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) - pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working – three days per week in the office
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.

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