BDG is looking for a dynamic, experienced, and enthusiastic editorial manager to join the Bustle UK team.

Reporting to the executive editor, this is a hybrid role that would support both the editorial and sales teams, subject to briefs and existing projects.

A successful candidate will come to the role with a creative, cross-disciplinary skillset. You should be comfortable creating engaging content across a variety of verticals, whether it’s for day-to-day editorial or for an advertising client.

We are looking for a team worker who is agile, engaged, self-motivated, and able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the creative process, logistics, and desire to stay up to date with evolving consumer culture. 

Responsibilities

Editorial responsibilities: 

  • Commission and edit news, features, and reported pieces - you should have experience editing both speedy news pieces as well as longer-form content
  • Work with the Bustle UK editors to shape and refine day-to-day content 
  • Create and manage the workflow of assigning and editing features alongside the editorial team
  • Recruit and build relationships with established writers and fresh voices alike

Revenue-side responsibilities: 

  • See our branded content campaigns through from start to finish across advertiser categories such as fashion, beauty, FMCG, and more.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Collaborating with planning and sales teams to ideate custom content campaigns in response to client requests (meetings or RFPs) 
  • Writing, assigning, and editing stories
  • Sourcing and collaborating with external talent (influencers) on custom content for Bustle.com as well as social platforms (Instagram, TikTok, etc.)  
  • Overseeing branded photo and/or video shoots  
  • Concepting, capturing, and posting social-first content 
  • Working with US branded team and UK editorial team to develop best practices for branded content
  • Ensure all ideas are packaged appropriately from a marketing and planning perspective, aligning with the needs of our brand partners
  • Ideate new, never-been-done-before big ideas for advertisers to connect with our readers through innovative products, and custom executions, etc.
  • Keep up with industry trends in branded content, including staying up-to-date on guidelines from Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, etc.
  • Ensure that we are meeting client KPIs and deadlines from in execution phase 
  • Partner with audience teams and account management teams to ensure campaigns in progress are optimized; deliver learnings to wider revenue organisation

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience editing content at a digital publication
  • Demonstrated ability to assign relevant, thought-provoking stories that spark conversation
  • Knack for identifying important stories before they break, and the flexibility to adjust to different workloads and priorities as required 
  • Self-starter as well as a team player who enjoys collaborating with others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced digital newsroom
  • Experience in branded content with a digital publisher 
  • Strategic and creative thinker with excellent verbal and written skills; ability to multi-task
  • Provides proactive ideas on current audience trends
  • Ability to communicate, monitor insights, and use data to enhance marketing offerings

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