Livingetc is for the style-minded. We are for anyone who wants ideas for decorating their own home, who does not have time to sift through every cushion or curtain and comes to us to make an edit for them. We know how important it is to have a nice home life, and being in a space you love can improve your mental health no end. So we are bringing you ideas big and small, for improvements that can make a vast difference, all of which will hopefully have you thinking about your home in a different way.

Livingetc is looking for a news writer on a six month, fixed-term basis to generate high-quality, compelling short-form content for its growing design and interiors website. If you are a journalist and digital native who is used to the pace and ideation required on a news beat, we want to hear from you!

What you will be doing…

As news writer at Livingetc, you will pitch and write multiple unique daily news pieces to optimise against and increase traffic through Google News and Discover, as well as social and partnerships channels (eg Apple News). You will work alongside the social media editor and team to translate news content onto relevant social platforms, including first-person video and stills, and combine ecommerce opportunities alongside news-led content to support revenue and traffic goals.

You will monitor news traffic opportunities for the sites and ensure content can be created quickly and effectively to maximise that opportunity, you will work closely with the content managers and the other news editors to ensure the quantity and quality of news content delivered reaches required standards, and analyse the results achieved by news traffic, reporting back to content managers, and show how you can adapt our output to suit. You will also intensively create and update content over key commercial events eg Black Friday, Boxing Day sales.

Experience that will put you ahead of the curve…

  • Proven relevant editorial experience with a background in digital.
  • A keen interest in homes and interiors.
  • SEO expertise and understanding of analytical tools, which you’ll use to form your content crafting.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • An ability to work under pressure with a focus on goals, and deliver content to a tight turnaround.
  • Understanding of media law and image rights. You'll be responsible for sourcing your own images for stories and flagging any legal issues.
  • Self-motivation. You'll need to be able to manage your own workload and deliver to expectations.
  • Flexibility - news traffic doesn’t always peak 9-5 so some elements of the role might require a more flexible approach to hours at certain times of the year.
  • Passion for the data side of web editing and closely monitoring and interpreting performance and trends.

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 & 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 £26,000 - £28,000.

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

This role is a fixed-term contract for 6 months.

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’re going to use it. We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do. We are 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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