Total Film is the smarter movie magazine. A cheeky, irreverent, but always passionate and authoritative look at every part of the film world. From all the latest blockbusters, comic-book tent poles and sci-fi extravaganzas to the very best Oscar-baiters, arthouse masterpieces, hidden gems and festival hits, you will find it at Total Film.

Total Film is looking for a news editor, with proven writing, editing and commissioning skills and strong contacts within the industry, to take its news coverage to the next level. Organised, efficient and details-driven, and with an eye for a story and an unwavering passion for all things film, you will be excited by the challenge of curating a bustling news section every month, as well as contributing to other areas of the magazine, online and podcast.

What you will be doing…

As news editor at Total Film, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the magazine’s front-section, booking exclusive interviews (and images). The role will include commissioning and editing freelance contributors, and there will also be opportunities to bring fresh freelance talent on board.

You will be writing snappy headlines and attention-grabbing sells, selecting the most appropriate pictures, and creating news pieces exciting enough to get mentioned on the cover. The news editor will also conduct interviews, attend events, and help with the creation of content in other sections of the mag including reviews and features. You will conduct video/podcast interviews, and create content for our social media channels. The news editor is also responsible for the weekly email newsletter.

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve…

  • A passion for, and thorough understanding of, movies and the industry, as well as a deep knowledge of ‘premium TV’.
  • Being able to write accurate and engaging copy quickly on a daily basis.
  • Ability to deliver sparkling headlines that instantly capture readers’ attention.
  • A general understanding of the key social channels, and how to use them to best amplify Total Film’s content. Any video/audio editing experience would be a bonus.
  • Proven ability to sub and write high quality engaging, relevant content.
  • Experience managing freelancers and monthly budget management.
  • A fantastic contacts book and good relationships within the industry.
  • A confident and adaptable interview manner, whether for print or audio/video.
  • Knowledge and experience of content management systems.
  • Able to work under the pressure of deadlines, and flexible to adapt to the challenges that may arise on any given issue.

What's in it for you…

We have a number of awesome perks available to our staff. We offer huge opportunities to learn and develop, whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch and learns, hosted by your colleagues. We have a fantastic culture where we really do care about our people and want everyone to succeed. Varied roles mean you’re not pigeonholed in to one finite area but get the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience

And to top it all off, not only do we offer unlimited holiday because we trust you to manage your workload and time but we also offer a share in our success whereby every colleague is eligible to join our profit pool bonus scheme - if Future hits their performance targets all colleagues may receive a bonus.

The expected range for this role is £29,000 - £30,000.

This is a hybrid role from our London Paddington Office, working three days from the office, two from home.

Who are we?

We are Future. We are 3000+ colleagues over 250+ brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We have got ambitious plans that build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Our Future, Our Responsibility - Inclusion and Diversity at Future

We have a voice and we are going to use it. We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do. We’re an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values and employees - current and future - are treated with respect and fairness.

Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments made so we can give you the best experience!

Find out more about Our Future, Our Responsibility on our website.

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