Work for us

Working to inform, challenge and inspire our readers and clients every day, the ESI Media offices in High St Kensington offer a lively and sociable working environment.

From our journalists to our commercial team, we have some of the best talent in the business, who are all passionate about our fantastic brands.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension and health insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Current vacancies 

Reporting to: Senior Communications Manager/Campaigns Manager – The Independent and the London Evening Standard

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m.  Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

Team: Story Studio

Story Studio is ESI Media’s commercial, ‘in-house agency’. We help third-party client brands tell their stories and inspire audiences to engage and respond by producing innovative content ideas. Our campaigns are born out of data and insight utilising print, video, social, live events and television. Story Studio is comprised of the content team, design team, project management team and the communications team.

Main purpose of the role:

 You will be responsible for creating and fulfilling online, social and print marketing communications, for ESI Media’s portfolio of brands, to market and drive revenue from our programme of promotions, reader offers and affiliate partnerships. 

Key duties and responsibilities: 

  • Working closely with the ESI commercial teams to develop and deliver promotions/reader offers/affiliate partnerships, to appear in-paper and online.
  • Managing the creative output for these areas across The Evening Standard, standard.co.uk and independent.co.uk, including print artwork, online article pages, website traffic drivers, e-newsletters and social media:
    • Writing copy, briefing in design work, managing approval of all creative and ensuring scheduled deadlines are met
    • Work with the legal team to ensure that competitions, offers and creative work are compliant and have appropriate Terms & Conditions.
    • Manage all competitions etc to ensure that all stated Terms are fulfilled appropriately.
  • Liaising with clients and partners to achieve their objectives and our revenue targets and deliver the projects, including obtaining appropriate approvals at each stage of the project.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the success of campaigns and individual communications, responding to data reports and results, and proactively considering new approaches whilst remaining sensitive to the day-to-day requirements of the role.
  • Developing a good commercial understanding of which areas of the business are most profitable
  • Appropriate prioritising and workflow management to support commercial objectives.
  • Regularly reviewing and refreshing overall creative approach.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term growth of The Independent Competitions & Offers and Standard Offers Facebook pages and Twitter accounts

Essential skills and experience

  • Management of communications projects and/or campaigns management experience
  • Confidently able to manage workflows across multiple channels, ensuring contractual and commercial agreements are fulfilled accurately
  • Copywriting experience for print and online, with an understanding of the different tonal and creative requirements across different media, and the ability to quickly originate new or adapt existing copy
  • Briefing design layouts and working with designers to creatively develop commercial communications
  • Excellent project management skills, comfortable adapting and improving processes when required
  • Working responsively to commercially and legally sensitive deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Brand-savvy – able to work within, and develop when necessary, internal brand guidelines, and to balance the requirements of external client brands with those of The Independent or the Evening Standard
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative mind-set
  • Client management skills – working effectively with clients, external partners and suppliers and internal designers (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience of working with content management systems and familiarity with basic HTML coding (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience implementing commercial social media activity (desirable but not essential)
Personal qualities: 

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Focussed with excellent attention to detail
  • Good communicator
  • Well-organised
  • Good team player
  • Ability to assess as situation and prioritise workload accordingly
  • Flexible
  • Good commercial acumen

 

Expected behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.         

Applications complete with CV, covering letter, and salary expectations, should be sent to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk by Friday 23rd February 2018 .

The Independent is looking to add a senior night editor to its team to focus on both The Independent Daily Edition app (the paid-for ‘virtual’ newspaper) and website.

We now have more paying subscribers than the newspaper, and the app edition is the most print-like product we produce. Hence we are looking for candidates with good experience of putting pages together for print – working on a running order, improving headlines, ensuring images work together, etc. The right candidate will also be able to demonstrate they have the sill to shape a great front page, from writing a splash headline to presenting the puffs for the best writing in the edition.

On the web side of the operation – which is deeply linked to the app edition – the role will mainly be ensuring coverage of breaking news, overseeing the team in London, and liaising with the handover to our New York office.

The hours will be negotiated through the process of recruitment but are likely to be approximately 5pm-1am. Duty-editing to improve our seven-day operations will be an advantage. This is very much a chance to join the senior editing team of a fast-growing, mould-breaking, high-quality news publisher with great brand heritage and values.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • At least two years of working on a print title
  • Proven track record for writing headlines and selecting images
  • A strong understanding of what makes a great splash
  • Experience of a busy, prominent news or production desk
  • A broad appreciation for all sections of a paper – from news to features, obituaries to sport
  • Clear communication style
  • Team player
  • A strong news industry professional
  • Ability to inspire a team and develop team-members’ skills and careers in order to collectively achieve business goals

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectation, and notice period to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Purpose of the Role

ESI Media – Publishers of The Independent, The London Evening Standard and Broadcasters of London Live TV – are looking to recruit a User Experience (UX) Designer to work in the Digital team.

As a User Experience Designer, you’ll be responsible for the user experience for ESI Media’s Digital products and services across the product lifecycle; from information gathering and concept development, to producing wireframes and UX deliverables.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established national news media group with a fast-growing digital business. You will be working on products that are at the heart of news consumption and a massive driver of growth for the group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a UX Designer you will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, in the digital team and wider business, to design and develop outstanding products and services. You will use your expertise to ensure the UX output meets usability, accessibility, design and quality standards.
  • You’ll apply user-centred approaches to address complex design problems and provide solid design solutions. You will know when to conduct suitable analysis or evaluations to help define problems we want to solve.
  • You’ll keep an eye on emerging trends within digital experiences and make sure we are always one step ahead in our design practice.

Essential Skills & Experience Required:

  • Understand user experience and user centred design best practices and apply those practices to achieve user & business goals
  • Advanced skills in prototyping and mapping tools (e.g. Axure, Omnigraffle, Sketch)
  • Collaborative approach to creating engaging UX solutions both with business and Product Design and Development teams
  • Comfortable communicating to a range of audiences, from presenting work to wider teams to defining the detailed UX with Designers and Developers
  • Excellent analytical skills & Experienced in using analytics to drive decisions.
  • Creative, with strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Motivated self starter; problem solver, enjoys creating something new. Action orientated with a clear focus on delivery.
  • Proven ability in dealing with and presenting to senior management teams
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced and deadline-focused environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Required Competencies:

  • Customer focus – dedicated to finding new ways to delight the customer and drive sales, committed to increasing customer satisfaction, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
  • Results focus – targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability
  • Creativity/innovation – generates new ideas, lateral thinking, challenges the status quo, supports change, solves problems creatively
  • Problem solving/judgment – recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, communicates decisions to others.
  • Planning – develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others
  • Initiative – tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Organisational effectiveness – operates within the organisation’s formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others’ roles and perspectives, can sell projects and get things done in a complex multi-level organization.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk by Friday 23rd February 2018

Hiring Manager(s) – Simon Fry

HR Contact – Mouna Barratt/ Aisha Naushahi

Reports toSenior Programmatic Operations Manager

About us

ESI is an award-winning international media group and leading digital business. We reach more than 49 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions for passionate consumers online, on tablet, smartphone and in print.

The Operations team

The operations team consists of 3 main parts:  Campaign management, Programmatic Operations and Ad technology. This person will be working closely with the Programmatic and direct sold team covering video and its overall strategy. The operations team has grown from 2 to 10 members within the span of 2 years.

Job Purpose:

The Data Analyst is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and enhancing complex online advertising data through the use of excel or other relevant tools to produce various insights to help optimise programmatic set ups.

This position provides support to mainly programmatic teams to improve revenues, find issues and help resolve them.

About you

  • A Data Analyst is needed who can provide business insights to the programmatic team working across various partners
  • Data Analyst will be responsible to collate various reports from programmatic partners, compile the data in an easy and presentable manner and report it to various key stakeholders
  • They will also be responsible for ad hoc reporting on a day to day basis
  • The candidate should have advance excel skills, should not be intimidated by large volume of data and be able to present the reports in a timely fashion
  • Accuracy and time keeping are the two uses to the business

Key responsibilities

  • Rapidly develop proficient working knowledge of all platforms used within programmatic
  • Compilation of regular management information reports from data sources
  • Identify any issues related to the partner and report it to the stakeholders
  • Develop reporting templates using Excel to accumulate and report numbers efficiently
  • Use data analysis to facilitate revenue growth
  • Find new ways to look into data that can produce valuable insights
  • Ensure that required reporting is done in an accurate and timely manner to ensure complete and accurate revenue recognition
  • Handle all data securely and responsibly, observing the Data Protection Act and Company Code of Conduct

Skills and experience

  • 2:1 or above from a top UK university in a numerical degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other data analysis tools. Day to day activities will involve working with a large amount of data sets and formulas
  • Robust analytical abilities and quantitative skills including experience of providing reporting and optimization analysis
  • Demonstrable knowledge of RTB, audience data collection / tracking; ad network strategies and tactics, audience targeting best practice, ad serving, media reporting and analytics in web, mobile and video
  • Understanding the Publishing eco system, Ad formats, Websites
  • Understanding of Digital landscape, Programmatic landscape, programmatic buying and selling methodology, reporting various elements
  • Experience using DFP, setting up waterfalls/ passbacks and knowledge of DFP reporting
  • Experience working with 3rd party vendors and reporting and optimising revenues
  • Be highly inquisitive
  • Have the ability to think proactively and with a company-wide perspective; to see the bigger picture
  • Great communication skills and strong collaborative skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines, to prioritize work load and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard – and be comfortable under pressure and amenable to out of hours issue resolution.  Ability to interpret analytics from internal and 3rd party vendors systems
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a high-paced environment

 Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018 .

Reports toSenior Programmatic Operations Manager

About us

ESI is an award-winning international media group and leading digital business. We reach more than 49 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions for passionate consumers online, on tablet, smartphone and in print.

The Operations team

The operations team consists of 3 main parts:  Campaign management, Programmatic Operations and Ad technology. This person will be working closely with the Programmatic and direct sold team covering video and its overall strategy. The operations team has grown from 2 to 10 members with in the span of 2 years.

Job Purpose:

The Video Optimisation Executive is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and enhancing complex online video advertising campaigns through the use of several technology platforms within the realms of programmatic trading.

This position provides tech support, troubleshooting of video campaigns, project management, execution and reporting.

About you

  • The Video Optimisation Executive will be a technical expert with an understanding of video platforms, players and technical adserving.
  • They will also have an in-depth understanding of Advertising operations, reporting, analysis and problem solving.
  • The position also involves understanding the technical features of video players and delivery of video campaigns.
  • The Video Optimisation Executive will take day-to-day management of the Video analysis and responsibilities guiding them on all aspects of campaign management ensuring that client objectives are met.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure all Video campaigns are delivered according to client KPIs
  • Negotiation with key stakeholders i.e. Implementing new tech, tools and best practise
  • Resolve technical issues related to Video ad serving
  • Ensure all user segment information is being passed to SSP
  • Monthly report to be generated and shared with Senior Management.
  • Video Revenue analysis
  • To ensure that all programmatic video advertising revenue streams are maximised

Day to Day Operations:

  • Day to day operations of all Video elements
  • Setting up and Optimisation of Video partner/campaigns. Yield management
  • Reporting on performance (STRs) and discrepancy
  • Integration and troubleshooting new partners
  • Conducting regular discrepancy checks and reducing them
  • Work closely with development team to find the best set up
  • Yield optimisation
  • Adhoc reporting
  • Regular contact with Programmatic Operations Manager to communicate common technical issues

Skills and experience

  • At least 2+ years’ experience working at a media company, with at least 1+ year experience in Video Preroll advertising
  • Strong technical knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of VAST, VPAID, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and ability for debugging creative errors and player issues
  • Experience working with online video platform such as Brightcove, Ooyala etc
  • Demonstrable knowledge of RTB, audience data collection / tracking; ad network strategies and tactics, audience targeting best practice, ad serving, media reporting and analytics in web, mobile and video
  • Knowledge of every changing digital landscape and industry rules and governance
  • Experience with setting up video campaigns in DFP, setting up waterfalls/ passbacks
  • Understanding of header bidding / pre-bid solution
  • Understanding of video ad serving, technical spec, files etc
  • Experience using tools such as Pubmatic, MediaMath, GoogleAdX, DFP and the ability to demonstrate strong technical understanding of the space.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, to prioritize work load and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard – and be comfortable under pressure and amenable to out of hours issue resolution. Ability to interpret video analytics from internal and 3rd party vendors systems.
  • Robust analytical abilities and quantitative skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a high-paced environment
  • Knowledge of using MS Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports to: Head of Commercial Content

About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Story Studio team

Story Studio is ESI Media’s dedicated commercial content creation team.  We bring together content and creative expertise from the wider ESI business, leveraging the influence of our brands, The Independent and London Evening Standard. We work closely with clients to produce multiplatform native and branded content campaigns across print, digital and social media.

Job purpose:

You will help clients tell their brand story or create contextual content for their brand messaging by commissioning and editing lifestyle content across our print, digital and social media platforms.  We strive to create content that engages and excites and we believe that all content should be first and foremost interesting and inviting to the reader and we need you to help us bring that vision to life.

About you

  • Experienced and skilled lifestyle journalist
  • Comfortable working across all multi-media platforms
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • You will have worked in a fast paced commercial environment and be enthused by the challenge of working on new projects.
  • You will be a team player but also able to organise and prioritise your own workload

Key responsibilities

  • Commission commercial native features and advertorials for all platforms
  • Edit and rewrite copy for digital, print and social media channels
  • Take ownership of the lifestyle content offering – including fashion, beauty and food
  • Attend brainstorms and put forward ideas
  • Develop the freelance network
  • Build an influencer network: bloggers and celebrities that we can commission as contributors
  • Liaise with and manage freelancers when required
  • Keep abreast of competitor activity
  • Run photo and video shoots as required.

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience of commissioning and creating print, digital and social content in the fashion and lifestyle category
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of all social media platforms
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with tight, multiple deadlines and project management
  • Good under pressure and able to work quickly and accurately
  • Able to work within set brand guidelines
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Good team player
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible
  • Experience of photo and video shoots would be an advantage.

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk by Friday 23rd February 2018

Hiring Manager– Kate Barlow

HR Contact – Mouna Barratt/ Aisha Naushahi

Reports toGrowth Editor

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

We are looking for an experienced social media professional to be responsible for the Evening Standard and Homes & Property strategies across all social media platforms.

Leading our social media team, you will be working closely with the site’s editors and data analysis team to grow our audiences in a 24/7 environment in London, the UK and globally.

Job Purpose:

You will lead and manage the social media team to improve online engagement and grow traffic across all content desks, focusing on curation, event planning and data analysis.

About you

  • Minimum of two years’ social media experience in a digital news environment
  • Strong familiarity with the ESHP brands and our coverage
  • A keen sense of the topics and issues of the day and an appreciation of what type of content works well online
  • Experience of collaborating with editors to grow audience both on site and across platforms
  • Experience of being briefed by various stakeholders, to prioritise tasks and to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment and have the flexibility to work within a 24/7 rota, including evening and weekend shifts
  • Be adept at reacting quickly to an ever-changing agenda and making the most of a large and varied inventory of content
  • Have an understanding of the key role data analytics play in story selection and execution and familiarity with the tools which assist this

Key responsibilities

You will need to:

  • Take responsibility for the social media team in achieving stated objectives in terms of traffic growth and online engagement
  • Oversee all ESHP social platforms
  • Communicate best practices for distributing, sharing and optimizing content
  • Oversee posts across all social media platforms across our entire operation
  • Work with Head of Video to develop a coherent and successful social video strategy
  • Work closely with content heads to inform and advise on creating original and unique stories that will drive engagement on social media
  • Develop methods of sourcing and publishing native social content
  • Constantly monitor and register social media trends and new platforms/channels
  • Reflect the broad range of content from across the site
  • Ensure best-use and projection of images and video content on social media platforms
  • Ensure that all content is of the highest possible standard and adheres to ‘house-brand’ requirements, with an awareness of the readers’ point of view
  • Ensure legal and taste and decency obligations are adhered to
  • Be able to listen to and take on board editors’ input while demonstrating ability to originate and execute own ideas
  • Where necessary, work with commercial colleagues to give guidance on delivering campaigns.

Skills and experience

  • Two years’ social media experience in fast-paced digital content environment
  • Proven track record for increasing traffic, followers and engagement
  • Extensive experience of driving community and engagement through social media
  • Understanding of the importance of, and ability to make most of, data sciences available
  • Experience of managing a team and the ability to work alongside and influence key stakeholders outside the immediate team
  • Understanding of and ability to execute social media strategy across a widespread and busy newsroom
  • Identify content with high-interest and traffic potential
  • Experience collaborating with editors to grow and increase audience, both on site and across platforms.
  • Ability to clearly communicate best practices within large editorial operations
  • Sound knowledge of trends and tools for social media platforms
  • A good eye for images and photographs
  • Skilled writer and content creator
  • Ability to manage a 24/7 social media rota

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports toTechnical Lead

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Development team

Working as an integrated member of the development team, you will be working alongside other developers and project managers with differing skill sets and levels of aptitude, business stakeholders and the business as a whole to deliver development work which meets specifications and is delivered to the highest quality within defined timelines.

Job Purpose:

You will be responsible for day-to-day development of new feature requests delivered through Agile practices with implementation into production through BAU and Project work flows. You will play a key role in shaping the development practices, ensuring all completed works adhere to our standards of quality and performance.

About you

  • You are an experienced developer, covering a wide range of dev ops tasks, with a passion for development and code
  • You are an analytical thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • You can see beyond a feature request into the deeper implications across the business
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have attention to detail whilst remaining succinct
  • You can explain tech issues to non tech colleagues

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop complex front-end applications in Javascript and relevant frameworks/libraries
  • Maintain and develop complex backend features within a Drupal stack
  • Integrate/implement frameworks, client APIs, libraries andSDKs
  • Bring concepts to life from supplied UX/UI designs
  • Work collaboratively as an integrated member of the team
  • Participate with the team in agile planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Provide development input to estimation meetings for product sprints, backlog items and for new projects
  • Ensure scope and technical specifications are sufficient to produce development works, and work with PM’s and other team members to enhance these where appropriate
  • Identify areas for improvement and work with the team to implement appropriate agile practices
  • Ensure code quality across releases is of a high standard
  • Mentor junior members of the team where appropriate

Skills and experience

  • High level of competency in front-end development, using languages/technologies such as:
    HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, React, Node
  • High level of competency in PHP and Drupal development
  • Experience working with GIT
  • Experience with application management tools such as Jira or similar
  • Experience of development operations, managing releases and release processes
  • Experience with automated testing and manual testing is a plus
  • Experience working in or with a publisher will be a significant benefit
  • You will have a Degree (or equivalent qualification) in a computing related subject OR, equivalent business/working experience

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports toVideo Executive Producer

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Video team

You’ll be joining a growing video team at an exciting time of expansion and development, with an ambition to create best-in-class video content for both social and owned-and-operated platforms.

Job Purpose:

A Deputy Video Executive Producer is needed to drive the execution of the ESHP video strategies. This role deputise for the Video Executive Producer and oversee a team video producers in London They will also work closely with our data science and commercial teams and senior editorial managers to grow audiences and increase video views in a 24/7 environment.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and commercial video expert who will use data to develop action and best practices. Reporting to the Video Executive Producer you will work across all verticals, liaising closely with editors to set video coverage priorities and expand the Evening Standard in London, the UK and internationally. You will be an innovator in video and visual content production, aware of new and emerging video trends and bring significant experience from a thriving media environment covering news, culture and/or entertainment

This is a hands-on role in an exciting area of growth for us.

About you

  • Creative and commercial video expert
  • Uses data to develop action and best practices
  • Proven track record for developing new formats and increasing video traffic.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CS and trends and tools for video production and distribution.
  • An understanding of the commercial risks and opportunities that video present.
  • Experience working in a dynamic fast-paced media environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead in the creation of video and visual content gathering and output, collaborating with editorial, data science, commercial, our in-house agency and senior leadership.
  • Communicate best practices for distribution, discovery, innovation and optimization of stories.
  • Grow the ESHP video audiences.
  • Create new formats and video led genres.
  • Collaborate with our in-house TV channel, London Live.
  • Drive the team’s new strategies and workflows for PAID, OWNED and EARNED media to keep ESHP at the forefront of our industry.
  • Assist with the forecasting and tracking of ESHP video KPIs and communicate to key stake-holders.
  • Assist with the development of strategic growth plans for video across platforms.
  • Deputise for the Video Executive Producer when required.
  • Be able to represent ESHP at industry events.

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience leading and inspiring video and/or graphics teams.
  • Proven track record for developing new formats and increasing video traffic.
  • Skilled video editor and content creator with an understanding of the commercial opportunities presented by video and visual content.
  • Experience developing mobile video propositions, ideally for multiple platforms.
  • Strong organisational skills to manage the daily/weekly/monthly editing and publishing flow of an editorial team and global audience.
  • Experience collaborating with editors to develop new audiences.
  • Experience working with online metrics and proficiency in analysing complex issues and developing actionable insights and plans.
  • Ability to clearly communicate best practices to large editorial operations and be a champion for new video initiatives.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CS and trends and tools for video production and distribution.
  • Strong familiarity with ESHP and our coverage.
  • An understanding of the commercial risks and opportunities that video present.
  • Experience working in a dynamic fast-paced media environment.

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports toDigital Director, Editorial

About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m.  Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

A Growth Editor is needed to lead and deliver ESHP social media and SEO strategies. This role will oversee a small multi-disciplinary team in London and work closely with our data science team and senior editorial leaders to grow and engage audiences across all platforms in new and exciting ways.

We are looking for an innovative and results-driven leader who can use data to develop best practices and actionable insights. Reporting directly to the Director of Digital, Editorial, you will work closely with editors to set coverage priorities and expand the Evening Standard in London, the UK and internationally. You will be an expert in the digital media landscape, aware of new and emerging trends and bring significant experience within media, covering news, culture and/or entertainment. This is an important new role in a key growth area.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage our social media and SEO team, collaborating with editorial, data science, commercial, our in-house agency and senior leadership.
  • Oversee all ESHP social media platforms including an overview of posts on all platforms across the entire operation.
  • Communicate best practices for distribution, discovery and optimization of stories.
  • Grow the ESHP audiences across platforms, with a focus on video.
  • Create increased awareness of ESHP content and regular viewers across platforms.
  • Be responsible for off-platform video distribution strategies, collaborating with relevant commercial partnership colleagues.
  • Maintain ownership of the on-going development on the ESHP SEO strategy.
  • Collaborate with internal video production team and/or London Live to manage Facebook Live programming.
  • Develop strategic growth for video views across platforms.
  • Develop new workflows for PAID, OWNED and EARNED media to keep ESHP at the forefront of our industry.
  • Serve as the lead for social products and technical projects.
  • Forecast and track ESHP KPIs and communicate to key stakeholders.

Essential skills and experience

  • Substantial experience of successfully leading, managing and developing social media and/or SEO teams
  • Strong familiarity with ESHP and our coverage
  • Proven track record for increasing followers, engagement and traffic
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills required to manage the daily/weekly/monthly publishing flow of an editorial team and global audience
  • Experience collaborating with editors to grow and increase audience, both on site and across platforms.
  • Proficiency in analysing complex issues and developing actionable insights and plans – using data from proprietary platform analytics (e.g. Facebook) and or third-party aggregate sources (e.g., CrowdTangle).
  • Skilled writer and content creator
  • Ability to clearly communicate best practices to large editorial operations
  • Expert knowledge of trends and tools for social media platforms
  • An understanding of the commercial risks and opportunities associated with audience growth.
  • Experience of working in a dynamic fast-paced media environment.

Expected behaviours

Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.

Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues.  Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.

Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.

Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.

Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way.  Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018 .

Reports to:  Ad Operations Director

About us

ESI is an award-winning international media group and leading digital business. We reach more than 49 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions for passionate consumers online, on tablet, smartphone and in print.

The Operations team

You will be part of the ad ops team which is primarily responsible for supporting our various sales teams and internal/external stakeholders for every aspect of campaign management, technical solutions and integrations.

You will report to the Ad Operations Director and work alongside the senior peer group within the team who are responsible for areas including, Programmatic, Creative Solutions, product, projects and technical support

Job Purpose:

  • You will coach, mentor and train a team of campaign managers/executives across all aspects of the role
  • You will understand and interpret the inventory, produce internal reporting/analytics and support the sales teams and campaign managers achieve the optimum sell through and delivery rates
  • This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing online team and to progress your career in the online ad operations industry

About you

  • A motivated individual is required to join the ad operations team to manage online advertising campaigns across various ad products and sites: Most notably https://www.standard.co.uk/ and http://www.independent.co.uk/  supporting sales and various teams throughout the pitching process right through to delivery of the campaigns

Key responsibilities

  • Inventory Management: Have overall responsibility for reporting, optimization, and delivery of all campaigns
  • Waterfall/Priority Management: Ensure all campaigns booked by various stakeholders are set up within the ad stack accurately for delivery and revenue management
  • Create products: Using ESI’s ad formats and selected DFP, DMP and Viewability partner, you will enhance the sales opportunities by combining and producing products to support and increase revenue
  • Strive to find efficiencies in current workflows
  • Provide professional client service to sales team and clients
  • Work alongside peers within the team to deliver overall strategy led by the Ad Ops Director, Chief Revenue Officer and various key stakeholders
  • Represent the business within relevant industry events and internal meetings
  • Keep abreast of new technology which will support best practice and efficiency

Campaign and Order Management

  • Manage and monitor online ad campaigns using DFP and Internal Campaign Manager spreadsheets including campaign trackers and takeover documents
  • Ensure full delivery of booked impressions and revenue
  • Optimisation of campaigns to improve performance and to obtain additional revenue
  • Liaise with all internal teams including: Brand, Solutions, Programmatic, Data, Finance,
  • Editorial, Bus Dev and Project Management to ensure best practice and rules are negotiated and adhered to
  • Ensure all bookings are entered, delivered and completed within the CRM system to ensure there are no financial queries
  • Ensure you and the team are following the most efficient workflow possible
  • Attend regular meetings with mapped sales members and stakeholders
  • Understand, adapt and adopt industry changes
  • Be fully responsible for all campaigns that your team members set up
  • Complete admin duties including the ad ops and shared drive folders where work is sent to
  • Support regional campaign managers and ensure they follow best practice

Trafficking and Campaign set up

  • Manage the accurate scheduling, creation, trafficking and QA of all display campaign
  • Have the ability to understand and use various tools including Google console, inspect, ghostery and Charles amongst other leading tools
  • Troubleshoot and resolve all internal and external issues associated with ad campaigns/products
  • To maintain ad-spec sheets and be the primary point of contact for creative/technical related enquiries from external customers and internal parties – including questions about rich media capabilities, ad serving and tracking systems
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop existing ad serving capabilities and launch new ad products
  • Coordinate with our ad serving vendor and any 3rd-party ad servers in the set-up, execution and reporting of our ad campaigns
  • Proactively identify, implement and manage systems and processes which reduce operating costs and/or improve speed and efficiency
  • Keep on top of industry trends in online advertising and ad operation

Reporting and forecasting:

  • Availability Forecasting: Understand the adserver and produce accurate avails forecasts
  • Report and forecast across all tools used in conjunction with the adserver including the DMP and Viewability systems
  • Support Sales teams with reports and analysis for campaign delivery and pitches
  • Provide outstanding campaign reporting & analysis pre, during & post campaigns
  • Seek and analyse 3rd party stats for each campaign to compare stats and solve discrepancies
  • Provide monthly analysis of site/campaign delivery, sell through rates, user behavior, identifying trends and -presenting information in a sales friendly manner
  • Analyze daily delivery tracking reports and act accordingly to resolve any issues

Other requirements:

  • Project management: Occasionally support the business where required with all new developments especially those which affect your direct area
  • Understand all aspects of others areas within the team including Programmatic, creative solutions and project management and support and cover where required
  • Specifically understand programmatic tech and how campaigns need to be delivered alongside direct bookings: These include: PG, PMP, Passbacks and header bidding
  • Respond timely to any regular or ad hoc tasks set by your line manager and senior stakeholders
  • Share knowledge with other team members and consistently seek personal training opportunities
  • Keep abreast of industry events and attend where appropriate or directed
  • Attend and positively influence various meetings with your team, management and others
  • Ability to work ad hoc hours to support the business where required
  • Creation and management of workflow documents where required
  • Provide regular reports, highlights, analysis and any documentation requested from the Ad Operations Director or other stakeholders in a professional and timely manner

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of 3 years online digital ad operations experience
  • Knowledge of Display, Mobile & Pre-Roll products and adservers
  • Expertise using MS Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Familiar with online advertising, sales, and marketing concepts & metrics
  • Advanced spread sheet and database management skills including Macros, formulas and Pivot tables
  • Solid HTML, JavaScript & Rich Media knowledge coupled with internet technical expertise
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to “think outside of the box”
  • Superior time management skills and capacity to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excellent project-management skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and willing to go the extra mile
  • Ability to manage your time, prioritise and delegate across your own mapped work, to do lists and the wider teams workload on a day to day basis and achieve all SLA’s
  • Desirable knowledge of the ever changing digital landscape including tools and trends especially: Programmatic trading, header bidding, PMP’s, Adblocking, DMP’s, Viewability, Flash, HTML5, IAB coalition of better ads, GDPR, ads.txt amongst others as you will need full understanding of how any of these impact your day to day
  • Must be able to multi-task and remain calm under pressure
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent project-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and client management skills
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports to:  Digital News Editor

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The ES Digital News team

The ES digital news team delivers breaking news and quality journalism covering politics, health, transport, education and crime. The team, of around a dozen reporters, delivers quality cross-platform content for a global urban audience.

We are looking for a talented journalist to join our team of news reporters to deliver original, high quality and engaging stories to our audience as the team and site expands.

Job Purpose:

You will write and publish news stories for one of the UK’s fastest growing online news brands. You will be part of a team of around 12 reporters covering breaking news, politics, crime, health, education and transport. Working to the news editor or their assistant, you will pitch original ideas as well as completing assignments handed to you. You will be expected to put together a complete package of words, pictures and video which will inform, entertain and engage the audience and satisfy the stated mission statement of the brand

About you

  • Successful candidates will have a keen news sense and an appreciation of what type of content works well online
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment and have the flexibility to work within a 24/7 rota, including evening and weekend shifts
  • Be adept at producing fast and accurate copy on breaking stories
  • Have an understanding of and practical ability to carry out picture and video editing skills.
  • Have an understanding of the key role data analytics play in story selection and execution and familiarity with the tools which assist this

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 

  • You will need to
  • Deliver engaging and shareable stories that are relevant to our audience
  • Generate original story ideas
  • Produce error-free copy to tight deadlines
  • Ensure best-use of images and video content
  • Work closely with specialist colleagues in social, video, SEO, TV, data, print and other areas to generate and publish well-written and well-presented content
  • Ensure that all content is of the highest possible standard and adheres to ‘house-brand’ requirements, with an awareness of the readers’ point of view.
  • Ensure legal and taste and decency obligation are adhered to.
  • Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant news/stories.
  • Where necessary work with commercial colleagues to give guidance on delivering campaigns.
  • Work across different sections and stand in for colleagues as and when required.

Skills and experience

  • Ability to generate own news stories
  • Producing fast and accurate copy on breaking stories
  • Identify stories with high-interest and traffic potential
  • Two years’ experience of working in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Ability to write strong headlines
  • A good understanding of SEO and social media strategies to ensure stories are seen by a wide audience
  • A good eye for images and photographs
  • Video editing experience
  • NCTJ qualification or equivalent
  • Flexibility to cover a 24/7 rota, including evenings and weekends
  • Expert Understanding of the data in journalism for story discovery and story treatment.
  • Good writer, communicator and visual story-teller.

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to editorialjobs@standard.co.ukClosing date is Friday 23rd February 2018 .

Reports to:  Head of Product

About us

ESI Media – Publishers of The Independent’s suite of digital products, The London Evening Standard and Broadcasters of London Live TV – are looking to recruit a Product Development Manager to work in the Digital team.

Job Purpose:

As Product Development Manager, you are part project manager, part product manager. You’re great at delivery but you want to be more involved in the strategic direction of the projects you deliver. You will play an integral part in developing the next generation of digital experiences for all newspaper titles. You will report to the Head of Product and have frequent and significant exposure to the senior management team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established national news media group with a fast-growing digital business. You will be working on products that are at the heart of news consumption and a massive driver of growth for the group.

Key responsibilities

  • Actively take ownership of projects from inception to completion as part of the product development team
  • Work closely with designers and developers to develop, manage and deliver new and innovative digital product propositions
  • Support stakeholders to ensure their priorities are recognised within the roadmap
  • Influence decision-makers to ensure the right decisions are taken at the right time
  • Contribute to product strategy
  • Evaluate and understand market trends and client and customer needs to drive product development.
  • Manage cross-functional engagement and delivery of the agreed product development roadmap

Skills and experience

  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills & experienced in using analytics to drive Product decisions.
  • Motivated self starter; problem solver, enjoys creating something new. Action orientated with a clear focus on delivery.
  • Proven ability in dealing with and presenting to senior management teams
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced and deadline-focused environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Required Competencies:

  • Customer focus – dedicated to finding new ways to delight the customer and drive sales, committed to increasing customer satisfaction, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers
  • Results focus – targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability
  • Creativity/innovation – generates new ideas, lateral thinking, challenges the status quo, supports change, solves problems creatively
  • Problem solving/judgment – recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, communicates decisions to others.
  • Planning – develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others
  • Initiative – tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
  • Organisational effectiveness – operates within the organisation’s formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others’ roles and perspectives, can sell projects and get things done in a complex multi-level organization.

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports to: Video Executive Producer

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Evening Standard HP Core video team

You’ll be joining a growing video team at an exciting time of expansion and development, with an ambition to create best-in-class video content for both social and owned-and-operated platforms.

Job Purpose:

You will be one of four video journalists sourcing, creating and publishing video content for Standard.co.uk and associated platforms – with the aim of increasing video views, extending brand reach and building critical reputation.

About you

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a news or video production environment
  • Strong news sense with a creative approach to storytelling
  • Creative, fast and efficient with a no-fuss attitude
  • An active interest in online/multi-platform video content
  • Willingness to work a 5/7 shift pattern, including at weekends or occasionally unsociable hours
  • Willingness to travel when required

Key responsibilities

  • Spotting and sourcing news video clips with potential to drive traffic in news verticals
  • Generating & pitching ideas for explainers and original video content, taking into account desk requirements and video analytics data
  • Producing, shooting, and editing high-quality video content for Standard.co.uk and associated social platforms, across a range of verticals including both lifestyle features and news
  • Fast-turnaround editing of news clips, third party footage in response to the daily news agenda
  • Creation of original graphics- and archive-led explainers around news and lifestyle subjects
  • Crewing and leading multi-camera studio shoots for pre-records and livestreams
  • Publishing and embedding video content to Standard.co.uk using our in-house CMS
  • Monitoring and responding to video & website analytics to ensure optimised placement of content

Skills and experience

  • Self-shooting video to a professional standard using DSLRs
  • Strong understanding of composition, lighting, audio, shooting for the edit and visual narrative.
  • Ability to self-direct shoots when required, and also to work as part of a larger crew on occasion
  • Editing to a high standard with speed and efficiency using Premier Pro and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Some knowledge of After Effects and Audition desirable.
  • Production skills including research, setting up shoots and managing associated administration (release forms, call sheets, etc.)
  • People skills and communication: able to liaise sensitively and appropriately with contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from sensitive contributors to high-profile individuals.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced newsroom with proven ability to deliver to pressing deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
  • Familiarity with news wires and clipping services, and ability to respond to news requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Full knowledge of media law, in particular copyright in relation to third-party content
  • Familiarity with the latest trends in online video, including but not limited to social and multiplatform publishing.
  • Experience with content management systems, video publishing platforms and video analytics.
  • Writing clear, concise copy at short notice, and ability to write longer articles around video content.
  • Understanding of best practices in content production for multi-platform distribution.
  • Experience with paid and commercial video content

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk. Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018

Reports to: Head of Publishing & Entertainment

About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of over 23m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and our sister company London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US providing a full media service for advertisers, including events, ad sales, partnerships, sponsorships, promotions, production, design and campaign delivery across both publishing and digital platforms.

The Publishing & Ents Team

The Team is responsible for account managing our agency partners, Ents agencies, optimising revenue across ESL & ESHP and IDNML where appropriate. The P&E Team takes a lead role in building and maintaining relationships across agency investment teams on the back of producing insightful and salient justification for ESI Media’s inclusion on all Publishing campaigns, whilst driving share across the market.

The role of Account Manager in the Ents Team, is part of a team of 3 that are responsible for delivering the Ents budget. This specific role takes on the responsibility of representing our brands to all Theatre clients – directly and indirectly via a number of established advertising agencies (Dewynters, TCS Media, AKA)

Job Purpose:

The Account Manager, Ents – Theatre Have a comprehensive understanding across all print and digital platforms, including tablet, mobile and social media. The Ents Team will consist of three Account Managers and each Account Manager will be responsible for delivering circa. £2million across the Evening Standard, ESHP and IDMNL where appropriate. The EntsTeam takes a lead role in building and maintaining relationships across Ents clients and Ents specialist agencies and investment teams across London on the back of producing insightful and salient justification for ESI Media’s inclusion on all Publishing campaigns, whilst driving share across the market and driving Digital revenue growth

About you

  • It is imperative that you are an exceptional relationship builder at all levels across agencies and client business (where appropriate)
  • Has a good knowledge of all ESI brands and platforms
  • Is an exceptional, highly skilled negotiator who is always comfortable closing.
  • This person should be an excellent problem solver with the ability to manage conflict and resolve issues quickly
  • The Ents Account Manager should have good market knowledge of our competitive set & marketplace and is always in tune with industry and client developments.
  • This person should have good presentation skills, can interpret insight data to produce great ideas and solutions.
  • Has a proven track record at winning new business & growing existing business.
  • Curious about our business, our customers and the media landscape generally with a “can do” attitude
  • Attitudinally, this person should be a strong collaborator, with a “one team” mentality. Has a strong and productive relationship with other teams and can bring people together
  • Results focussed – Both medium and long term
  • High level of market knowledge and an understanding of what great work looks like.
  • Have a history of delivering engaging and meaningful agency initiatives to help commercial opportunities – across the Ents category
  • Works from a position of insight to develop ideas that add genuine value to a client’s business.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver daily revenue and weekly targets that contribute towards the annual Print and Digital Ents budgets for all ESI platforms.
  • Achieve daily revenue and weekly targets that contribute towards the annual Print and Digital budgets for all ESI platforms
  • The Ents Account Manager will be accountable for delivering the Evening Standard Display budget and also for multi-platform trading including ESHP and IDNML (where relevant). You should drive both traditional IO based business as well as programmatically delivered campaigns, in conjunction with the Programmatic team.
  • The Ents Account Manager should be able to provide the Head of Publishing and Deputy Head of Publishing with a succinct and reasoned appraisal of the business position and effectively manage up accordingly

Skills and experience

  • 3-5 years minimum of media experience – ideally across the Entertainment category
  • Track record of delivering personal KPIs as well as team and Departmental targets
  • Strong presenter and communicator – with internal and external examples of this
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Resolve account queries when generated in the right time frame
  • Track record of being able to solve problems and analyse issues
  • Strong relationships and known by our customer base. Has the ability to connect and grow
  • Can share examples of being entrepreneurial and finding new ways to operate with positive outcomes
  • To create a plan that will ensure focused levels of proactivity – using agency and client segmentation to prioritise work.
  • Efficient in the administration and organisation of all reporting– including revenue updates, adPoint (CRM), pipeline and forecasting.
  • Detailed pipeline of activities to help close business
  • To be a key member of the sales team that thrives on creativity and innovation – taking part in internal initiatives
  • Create a flow and process that makes best use of our insight and data to sell ideas, opportunities and packages
  • Weekly meeting with your manager to set sales and activity focus
  • Deliver on KPI’s as set by line manager
  • Communicate regularly with internal teams to ensure high levels of communication and collaboration
  • Create have your own contact list of key customer to influence and to turn these into profitable partners
  • Identify and spot opportunities for ESI to share it’s brand and commercial credentials
  • Be proactive with ideas to support PR and Trade Marketing activities
  • To entertain and engage with customers making use of ESI Media’s corporate hospitality to grow relationship

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2018.

Reports toShopping Editor

About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The ES Digital Features team

The Evening Standard’s Digital Features team incorporates three key pillars: Lifestyle, Going Out and Entertainment. Each section is committed to delivering the latest news, reviews and features on the best trends and topical issues. We deliver quality cross-platform content for a global urban audience.

The dynamic, fast-growing team covers a wide spectrum of subjects from restaurants and bars to fashion, travel and fitness. We champion the arts as well as covering breaking celebrity and TV stories.

Job Purpose:

The Evening Standard website (standard.co.uk) is looking for a talented journalist with an in-depth knowledge of the Lifestyle sector and a strong understanding of creating shoppable content. The candidate will be tasked with bringing in quality freelance writers and influencers. Candidates will have experience in working within a fast-paced target-driven digital team, with proven digital publishing skills and the ability to write, commission and edit compelling, revenue-driving content (including video content).  An element of which may be sourcing products, to trial and review, from a wide range of merchants.

About you

A motivated individual with a passion for Lifestyle with a shoppable element.

You will be exceptionally well organised and a confident strategist.

You will have worked in a fast paced editorial environment and be enthused by the challenge of working on a new project.

You will have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and with a desire to help grow a section

You will be flexible about working hours.

You will have strong computer knowledge including experience using CMS related software

You will commission, manage and edit content from freelancers to a high degree

Key responsibilities

  • Writing, commissioning and editing content – including product review round-ups and buying guides – to tight deadlines including daily content creation/uploading.
  • Working with a trusted network of freelance contributors, to include experts and influencers to create content to satisfy SEO, social and commercial targets
  • Producing and publishing to a high standard on a CMS
  • Refreshing and updating current content to build up and maintain SEO-driven traffic levels
  • Will publish across social media channels, including creating and managing a Pinterest account.
  • Meet traffic and commercial targets
  • Sourcing freelancers and managing their content based on a set schedule, ensuring output is accurate with an understanding of the legal risks when publishing any content.
  • Calling in products for review when necessary and ensuring constant professionalism when liaising with PR

Skills and Experience

  • Keen and comprehensive interest in all subjects that are part of standard.co.uk/shopping
  • Proven experience in digital publishing and experience in e-commerce/affiliate marketing
  • Strong organisation and communication skills at every level
  • A strong understanding and contact book of PRs, writers and influencers and experts in relevant fields
  • Experience in managing and commissioning freelancers
  • Good forward planning skills and the ability to manage your schedule without supervision
  • Experience in contributing to and growing social media platforms, in particular Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram
  • Strong understanding of SEO
  • Record of pitching, researching and writing clean, compelling and accurate copy

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk and Jessica.Reynolds@standard.co.uk. Closing date is Friday 23rdFebruary 2018.

Reports to: Head of Digital Features

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The ES Digital Features team

The Evening Standard’s Digital Features team incorporates three key pillars: Lifestyle, Going and Shopping. Each section is committed to delivering the latest news, reviews and features on the best trends and topical issues. We deliver quality cross-platform content for a global urban audience.

The dynamic, fast-growing team covers a wide spectrum of subjects from restaurants and bars to fashion, travel and fitness. We champion the arts as well as covering breaking stories.

About you

  • A motivated individual with a passion for Lifestyle, including Fashion & Beauty, Travel, Food & Drink, Health, Wellbeing & Fitness, Design and Tech
  • You will have worked in a fast paced digital editorial environment and have experience of leading a team
  • You will be flexible about working hours 

Job purpose:

The Evening Standard website (standard.co.uk) is looking for a talented digital editor with an in-depth knowledge of the Lifestyle sector. The candidate will be tasked with leading the Lifestyle team (currently five people strong), including sections such as Fashion & Beauty, Tech, Travel, Food & Drink and Wellbeing & Fitness. They will be expected to oversee traffic targets, with an additional focus on boosting SEO and social media referrals to the site. Working closely with the Head of Digital Features, they will create a content strategy for the Lifestyle section, taking into account daily breaking stories and long term planning. They will be expected to bring in freelance writers, experts and influencers to boost content and social media output. Candidates will have experience working within a fast-paced digital environment, with proven CMS publishing skills and the ability to manage a growing team. They will commission, edit and produce compelling content for a social audience, including video content. Working to a flexible schedule, this office based staff position will suit a dynamic and driven journalist with a passion for Lifestyle content. 

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the Lifestyle team, including Fashion & Beauty, Tech, Travel, Food & Drink and Fitness.
  • Creating and executing a content strategy plan for the Lifestyle team that will appeal to a UK/US/global audience.
  • Oversee the growth of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Commission a trusted network of freelancers, expert and influencers to bring in extra content.
  • Work closely with Head of Digital Features to develop wider team strategy.
  • Create traffic reports to analyse the Lifestyle section’s progress.
  • Work closely with print teams – paper and ES Magazine – to create synergy between both content strands.
  • Work closely with commercial teams to secure and develop brand partnerships.

Skills and experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in digital publishing
  • Strong knowledge of all areas associated with Lifestyle (to include Fashion & Beauty, Travel, Food & Drink, Tech, Fitness)
  • Proven experience of leading and managing a team
  • Proven experience using data analytics including Chartbeat, Omniture and Google Analytics and creating detailed, regular traffic reports
  • A superb contacts book of PRs, writers, experts and influencers
  • Experience managing and commissioning freelancers
  • Experience managing and growing social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Excellent forward planning skills
  • Ability to brief, cut/edit video
  • Experience of working with commercial teams on digital campaigns

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.Closing date is Tuesday 27th February 2018.

12.02.18

Reporting to: Managing Director

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live,   We have offices based in the UK and US.

Main purpose of the role:

Advising on the arts and media world while developing relationships across the globe

About you

  • You are highly networked into the international arts and media world with a wealth of contacts and have worked with key players
  • You are resilient, pro-active and a lateral thinker
  • You are an effective team player used to working on high-pressured, public facing, large scale events

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Reactive management of external media requests from global titles
  • Proactive creation and setting up of media opportunities around major Evening Standard events and leadership priorities
  • Research, analyse and foster relationships with emerging talent in the global art world and advise principal on potential purchases, upcoming trends, and useful contacts
  • Draft articles and oversee correspondence on varying topics from art to current affairs
  • Conduct research and carry out long-term project management
  • Conceive, develop and execute creative projects in conjunction with principal
  • Work on ad hoc duties as required

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience in working in the modern arts and media world in an advisory role in an international context
  • Proven experience in creative consulting and brand development for an individual or organisation
  • Experience in identifying upcoming talent
  • In depth knowledge of modern culture and trends
  • Effective research skills developed ideally from post-graduate study
  • Fluent in at least one other European language to English

Expected behaviours

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery – Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

Applications complete with CV, covering letter, and salary expectations, should be sent to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk by 12.03.18 .

Competitive salary available