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Assistant Editor Vacancy – Sport @ TheLADbible Group (Manchester)

Deadline: Ongoing

Salary: DoE

We are TheSPORTbible. We reach over half a billion people each month and are one of the most engaged online publishers in the world. Not only do we offer the latest viral, trending stories and breaking news, but we also offer a community for over 13 million followers, a way of life for our audience and a movement which our employees are proud to be part of.

Whether the purpose is to inform, entertain, educate, capture hearts and minds, inspire or interact, we strive to build meaningful and emotional connections with all of our followers. Our success is not defined by “likes” but by provoking audience engagement, creating movement, setting trends and disrupting the market on a global scale; everyone who works at TheSPORTbible is passionate about keeping that connection alive.

TheSPORTbible are expanding the team and are looking for an Assistant Editor to join us, and whilst we consider experience important, we are just as interested in your passion and determination to disrupt the landscape of social media. We need our people to care about every single piece of content. It’s in our DNA and it’s what drives us to achieve amazing things.

The Role:

As our Assistant Editor for TheSPORTbible you will be responsible for working closely alongside the Publisher where you will ensure TheSPORTbible covers audience-relevant breaking news and features promptly, accurately and in our unique tone. You will think strategically to drive insight and grow the social and content output as well as maximising the reach of all content posted on social media (likes, shares, reach etc).

You will work together with a team of Writers ensuring well-packaged, well-written and well-researched trending articles are produced with an aim to continually grow traffic and engagement numbers.

The Person:

  • Previous experience within a similar role gained from a well-established newsroom or publisher
  • A strong understanding or passion for sport is essential for this role
  • Experience of managing a team as well as developing junior members of a team
  • High standard of writing, grammar and punctuation
  • Target driven
  • Proven ability to imagine and produce new and original ideas to continuously deliver unique and engaging content
  • A strong awareness and understanding of current markets, trends and competitors’ actions
  • The internal drive to achieve set targets/deadlines and remain attentive and committed to the given task
  • A proven ability to think, imagine and produce new and original ideas to continuously deliver unique and engaging content.
  • Outstanding research, proofreading, editing skills and writing skills.
  • Holding an NCTJ is desirable

Please click here to apply via TheLADbible Group’s careers website.

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