Posted 3 weeks ago

Content Writer - Grow Your Own

  • Full Time

    Full Time

  • Colchester, Essex

    Colchester, Essex

job description

Grow Your Own magazine is looking for an innovative Content Creator, who has first-rate feature writing abilities, the ability to multitask and prioritise a dynamic workload, and who is highly organised, driven and knowledgeable. A passion for gardening and nature is also a must. If writing engaging copy, recording and producing an award-winning podcast, communicating with an engaged social media following, which includes our thriving forum The Grapevine, and making a mark on a national brand sounds like a challenge you’re equipped for, we want to hear from you! 

The ideal candidate will be a versatile and accomplished content writer for both print and online, hungry for innovation and able to pivot between editorial, promotional and commercial tasks effortlessly. You’ll feel energised by a fast-paced environment and are able to work with multiple departments to ensure the smooth and creative delivery of products and projects. No two days will ever be the same – flexibility and enthusiasm are intrinsic to success in this role. Print journalism and digital content experience is required; this is a senior editorial position.

Job Specification
- Research, write, collate and sign-off editorial, commercial and promotional content for Grow Your Own, spanning various projects, platforms (print and digital) and briefs, to multiple deadlines
- Be central to the development and content of Grow Your Own brand extensions, including The Dirt podcast, The Grow Show and The Great British Growing Awards
- Manage and drive the strategy of promotional magazine polybags
- Commission and brief experts and contributors for content in print and online
- Develop, grow and manage websites, e-newsletters and social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
- Build and nurture relationships with PRs, contributors, advertisers and other external contacts
- Oversee and line manage junior staff and interns
- Represent the company in a professional manner at client meetings and shows
- Plan and direct photo shoots and video shoots, including sourcing products and styling, as required
- Perform other tasks delegated by the Head of Editorial (Lifestyle) and Editor to support the team and wider departments, when required
- Previous experience in consumer magazines, plus proven digital and social media experience is essential, as is a keen interest in gardening and nature.
- We are open to considering remote working, but there would be a requirement for some monthly attendance at our Colchester offices.

To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter outlining why we should hire you, plus two examples of your work to the Editor of Grow Your Own, Laura Hillier, laura.hillier@aceville.co.uk.

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  • Up to 25 days annual leave per year(starting at 20 days and incrementally increasing after two years' and five years' service)
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Annual staff events
  • Regular charity inter-department events
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Submit your CV to us using the form. If you have any questions about a role, or simply want to check that we have received your application, just get in touch!

Head of Talent
Tel: 01206 505900