At Hearst UK, there is always more to the story. Join us as our visual content editor - homes 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 and Country Living. 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

The visual content editor will work across our brand teams, helping to lead and execute an engaging moving content strategy for Country Living and House Beautiful.

Covering both editorial and licensing partnership content, you will be an integral part of the brand content creation teams, liaising and working closely with the central video team and the new social manager for homes.

Reflecting our cross-platform output, you will be responsible for ideating and delivering varied and bespoke moving content formats across web, social, App, YouTube etc.

Key responsibilities:

  • To be the brand lead overseeing the creation and scheduling of best-in-class moving content that drives brand engagement and digital reach of our target audience. 
  • Generate big, original and exciting ideas for moving content on both Country Living and House Beautiful
  • Lead and execute on conceptualising, planning, storyboarding of moving content. 
  • Responsible for collating and compiling forecast reports on video trends within the digital landscape that can support brand growth and audience development. 
  • Work closely with the central video team to ensure briefing and commissioning is on brand and to schedule, and concepts are executed efficiently and on budget.
  • Use analytics and scheduling tools and data to adjust, mould and accelerate CL and HB’s video strategy. 
  • Responsible for regularly reporting on content performance on both brands to wider team.
  • Be an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values
  • Work closely with key stakeholders across the brand teams to ensure that print, digital, event and licensing content is optimised for video. 
  • Responsible for balancing editorial excellence with reach and revenue generation.

About you

  • A proven track record of excellent idea generation, conceptualising, pitching, storyboarding
  • A keen interest in the content areas of Country Living and House Beautiful, including style and interiors, homes and gardens, artisans, nature and wildlife. 
  • A proven track record of working on video strategy and execution for digital brands. The ability to multi-task, remaining calm and professional under pressure. 
  • A creative thinker with an eye for style, design and innovative content ideas.
  • A strong eye for data and content strategy, comfortable using Google Analytics and other insight tools to inform content and set targets. 
  • A thorough understanding of social platforms ranging from Facebook and Instagram, to Pinterest and YouTube, and how to use them to grow brand. 
  • An excellent team player with proven collaboration skills. 
  • Solid knowledge of Photoshop and social media content creation tools

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)
  • 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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