Creative Editor

  • Job Reference: 473432700-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Reach plc
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Introduction
Come and join us at Reach Solutions, an award-winning sales team with the fifth biggest digital audience in the UK! We are a dynamic and rapidly evolving media company, home to some of the UK's most popular, trusted and well-known brands and reaching an audience of some 48m people on a monthly basis.

At Reach Solutions we play a crucial part in delivering the commercial performance of the business. Our customer value strategy and acclaimed editorial and content teams ensure that our audience is at the heart of everything we do. Do you have a proven track record for hunting down new business opportunities? Are you focused on understanding clients' needs to provide them with solutions that benefit their business? Do you have an infectious enthusiasm and passion for digital advertising and selling data-led solutions? If you'd like to be part of an award-winning growth business and a diverse team of creative, motivated and performance-driven professionals, then this could be the role for you!

We believe in promoting work-life balance and flexibility, so have adopted a combination "home & hub" model, meaning that colleagues work from home but are linked to an office hub, in this case in London. We know how important it is to look after both mental and physical health so we also have a variety of wellbeing support resources at your disposal whenever you need, as well as other staff benefits.

Campaign's Commercial Team of the Year 2020

Campaign Publishing Awards: Commercial Team of the Year & Business of the Year 2021

Our aspiration is to make Reach a company where all colleagues feel valued, respected and included for who they are and what they bring to the workplace. Our active networks foster an inclusive culture, encouraging people to be themselves, increasing awareness and enhancing personal development, so you too could become one of our Inclusion Champions.

Key Responsibilities
■ To work alongside the senior creative managing the whole creative process within the Invention Content Solutions department, from pitch through to production;
■ To input into the creative and strategic direction of projects, with input from other senior stakeholders;
■ Be a content specialist (journalistic experience favourable) - understand the roles and production constraints of different content types, especially video, on social platforms;
■ Run pitches and projects with minimal senior oversight - championing creative content, and being acutely aware of commercial pressures such as resourcing, budget and profitability;
■ Within the process, as the creative, you'll be expected to be able to digest insights, run brainstorms and turn these into creative natives, storytelling that clients want to buy, and can lead seamlessly to production, distribution and critically the clients hitting their success measures;
■ Be confident negotiating talent fees with agents as well as commissioning and directing writers, photographers and videographers;
■ A strong communicator, confident pitching and presenting ideas both internally and externally to agencies and clients;
■ Be comfortable overseeing content production from digital formats to providing creative direction on shoots;
■ Working alongside our project management and design team to ensure content is delivered on time, within budget and to a high standard.

The Ideal Candidate
■ A 'second-jobber' looking for their next development opportunity;

■ A portfolio full of digital and social lead campaigns;

■ Experience in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment;

■ Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;

■ good communication and team-work skills and a sense of curiosity that leads to the best solutions. You'll be part of a fun, collaborative team and you'll work in an environment where you'll be supported, pushed and developed.

■ Responsible for creative, from ideation, creation to implementation, you'll pitch, direct and commission high volumes of social, digital and print content with confidence and consistency.

■ Tasked with shaping great ideas that hit client briefs, continuously pushing the boundaries of creativity. Adept at the whole creative process from running ideation sessions to presenting the outcomes, you're able to work alongside multiple stakeholders guiding and shaping creative output.

■ On the delivery side of things you'll be working with various partners, including writers, designers, editors and film-makers and will know how to make the most of their skills and draw a team together to create cohesive campaigns.

■ Deep understanding of the role that video/social plays in every project;

■ An understanding of delivering creatively and commercially successful projects;

■ The ability to be persuasive about ideas whilst at the same time able to take on board constructive criticism and client feedback in a positive way;

■ A strong communicator with excellent presentation skills;

■ An advocate of our culture, personifying Reach behaviours and values of (see essential behaviours section);

■ Collaborative, a strong team player able to forge and manage a network of effective stakeholders;

■ Competent in creating powerpoint/Google slide presentations;

■ Demonstrate an expert working knowledge of the Reach plc portfolio and product.

■ A junior midweight creative with a publishing background, with a thought provoking portfolio and commercial experience, you will come from a content production background with proven experience of developing and delivering content campaigns;

■ Experience in a creative/marketing/advertising environment, specialising in social-led activations but be familiar with creating integrated campaigns;

■ Experience in a fast-paced, quick turnaround environment.

Package Description
• 25 days holiday per annum when you join. After three, five and ten years' service with Reach, you'll accrue one additional day of annual leave

• Defined progression pathway

• Enhanced Maternity, Partner and Shared Parental Leave benefits

• Contributory pension scheme

• Share save scheme

• Simply Health Cash Plan

• A brilliant induction and learning hub

• Holiday purchase scheme

• Technology purchase scheme

• Car purchase scheme

• Discounted gym membership

• Lots of high street discounts

• Huge focus on Diversity & Inclusion. We have launched 6 networks to drive diversity at work and an inclusive environment, and to give you a voice. We hold panel events with internal and external guest speakers, and provide some really useful resources.

• Huge focus on your wellbeing. Free wellbeing apps and confidential coaching support, with access to free healthcare advice and counselling (available to your and your immediate family members who live in the same household). Some services are available 24/7 via call and live chat.

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business, and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.