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 15th December.

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 15th December.

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 15th December.

Hiring Manager(s) – Simon Fry

HR Contact – Mouna Barratt/ Aisha Naushahi

Reporting to: Head of Digital Partnerships and Ecommerce

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 Partnerships and Affiliate Team sits within the main ESI commercial team and is made up of commercial specialists tasked with growing performance revenue. Partnerships range anywhere from marketing financial products to generating holiday bookings. Our goal is to diversify revenue and secure successful long term profitable partnerships.

 

Main purpose of the role:

To help grow B2B and B2C digital revenues through securing and implementing new partnership business,  managing and optimisation of existing partnerships  for independent.co.uk, standard.co.uk, indy100.com and homesandproperty.co.uk

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and developing lucrative partnerships with relevant and suitable partners. These can range from tenancy to performance based agreements.
  • Play a key role in the optimisation of all new and existing partnerships to reach agreed revenue targets.
  • Liaise with online editors and collaborate with other editorial staff to ensure 3rd party content fits with the brand, tone and demographic profile of the websites
  • Based on agreed plan, implement and then manage the portfolio of commercial partnerships for independent.co.uk, standard.co.uk, indy100.com and homesandproperty.co.uk
  • Maximise revenue through continually refining existing partner strategy, initiatives and best practices.
  • Manage the portfolio on an on-going basis including:
    • Working with the commercial partners and relevant internal colleagues to maximise revenue for each partner.
    • Plan and help deliver the programme of in-paper and online promotions relating to partnerships (sourcing promotional images, copy, tracking where necessary) and marketing programmes to boost partnership revenue, working with Communications and CRM colleagues as appropriate.
    • Monthly review of available analytics data to ensure on-page optimisation of current partnerships and to aid sourcing of new partners.
    • Collating revenue figures for internal reporting and invoicing as appropriate.
    • Pro-actively manage partner placements on site, in paper and in email.
    • Deliver a quarterly summary of performance across all key metrics to inform future activity

Essential skills and experience

  • Previous successful management of a portfolio of commercial accounts and 3rd party content providers.
  • Experience of managing and developing commercial relationships
  • Experience in selling and understanding of commercial models, in particular tenancy and performance based (CPA, CPC etc.)
  • Previous experience in Marketing – in particular digital and direct response and/or communications
  • Collaboration skills to influence colleagues and prioritise commercial projects plans.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel for understanding/interpreting reports
  • Knowledge and understanding of measurement and tracking solutions
  • Working in a challenging and fast paced environment.

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in Media; publisher, agency or affiliate network side
  • Understanding of commercial partnerships in the newspaper and online media industry and/or Affiliate advertising
  • Understanding of technical requirements within the online media space
Personal qualities:

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Focused with excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Excellent team player
  • Great communicator
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results quickly                                             

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 15th December.

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 15th December.

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 15th December.

 

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 15th December.

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 15th December.

Hiring Manager– Kate Barlow

HR Contact – Mouna Barratt/ Aisha Naushahi

Reporting to: Head of lifestyle

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.

About you

A motivated individual with a passion for Lifestyle with a shop-able element.

You will be exceptionally well organised, a team leader and 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 an entrepreneurial spirit and with a desire to grow a section

You will be flexible about working hours.

Job Purpose:

The Evening Standard website (standard.co.uk) is looking for a talented journalist with an in-depth knowledge of the Lifestyle sector with a strong understanding of creating shoppable content. The candidate will be tasked with taking into account SEO, social and revenue to create and own a content strategy for our Shopping section. This strategy should continually evolve and adapt depending on performance and trends. They will work closely with the Head of Lifestyle and Commercial team, as well as 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.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a new content strategy for ES Shopping
  • Writing, commissioning and editing content – including product review round-ups and buying guides – to tight deadlines
  • 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, as well as lead launch of new ES Shopping social channels, including Pinterest and Instagram
  • Setting KPIs and goals for you and the team
  • Meet traffic and commercial targets
  • Leading a team and managing freelancers
  • Ensuring content/output is accurate with an understanding of the legal risks when publishing content
  • Working closely with Commercial team to maximise affiliate marketing opportunities

Essential skills and experience

  • Keen and comprehensive interest in all subjects that are part of standard.co.uk/lifestyle
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in digital publishing and experience in e-commerce/affiliate marketing
  • Strong organisation and communication skills, and experience of leading a team
  • A strong contacts book of PRs, writers and influencers and experts in relevant fields
  • Experience in managing and commissioning freelancers
  • Good forward planning skills
  • Proven experience using data analytic
  • Experience in contributing to and growing social media platforms, in particular Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram
  • Good forward planning skills
  • Strong understanding of SEO
  • Record of pitching, researching and writing clean, compelling and accurate copy
  • Ability to cut/edit video                                            

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 15th December.

Reports to:  Head of News and Current Affairs

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.

About London Live

Available on Freeview Channel 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and truly multiplatform from launch, London Live broadcasts a mix of original entertainment programming, live events and music, cutting edge film making and documentaries, alongside 2 hours of live news every day.

London Live targets a modern, urban, knowing and contemporary audience. They know that London can prove a challenging city to live in, but they’re optimistic about the success they can achieve and ambitious about where they want to be. We’re proud to be a showcase for the freshest new talent, both behind and in front of the cameras, and 100% made in London.

Job purpose:  

This is a key role within our News and Current Affairs team, both in the office and out on the road. You will provide a vital link within the production team, as you will get involved in all stages of the production process. This is an amazing opportunity for individuals who are looking for development opportunities within the broadcast industry. There will also be opportunities further on to do on-screen reporting, and possibly presenting and outputting live programmes.

About you

  • An experienced broadcast journalist with a relevant journalism qualification
  • A motivated individual who is brimming with ideas and suggestions for both stories and contributors
  • Ability to work off your own initiative alongside the ability to work well within a small team
  • You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

Key responsibilities and accountabilities 

  • Research stories and help bring them to life across all our platforms, including finding and lining-up contributors for our programming.
  • Writing and updating scripts on moving and breaking stories
  • Editing video to run in news programmes
  • Provide briefing notes and scripts for our on-air teams
  • Manage intake of material and create basic graphics from templates
  • Stay up to date with social media and help with interactivity
  • Filming and editing news events and feature stories for output

Skills and experience

Essential

  • A graduate or postgraduate journalism qualification with sound understanding of media law and Ofcom requirements
  • Broadcasting experience within the news and current affairs programming
  • You will have a good knowledge of London and its current stories
  • Excellent writing skills and a good understanding of news production for LIVE broadcast
  • Experience of filming with a handycam video camera or DSLR
  • Video editing using Premiere or similar
  • A motivated individual who is brimming with ideas and suggestions for both stories and contributors
  • Ability to work off your own initiative alongside the ability to work well within a small team
  • You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

Desirable

  • A good broadcast voice 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.ukClosing date is Friday 8th December.

Reports toHead of HR

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.

You will be working with a range of people from senior managers to print and digital journalists, finance, live event and commercial teams and TV.

The HR team

Work across the group providing a full strategic and operational HR remit from generalist to specialist including talent management, payroll, benefits and advice on international placements. The team works closely together in a flat structure.

Job purpose:  

You will   have HR generalist responsibility for a range of business areas, covering the full employee lifecycle.  This will include case and absence management, coach and mentor line managers in employment law matters, deliver in-house training on the employee lifecycle and assist with and where appropriate lead HR projects. You will take the lead as a subject matter expert on delegated areas.

About you

  • Naturally collaborative, willing to roll up your sleeves take on any task and help your colleagues.
  • A strong communicator develops and builds relationships with a range of people. You will get out and find people, not wait for them to come to you.
  • Discrete, show integrity in what you do.
  • Able to effectively influence and negotiate.
  • Have great attention to detail.
  • Pro-active, a problem solver who is focused on business solutions.
  • You can adapt to changing needs while delivering to deadlines.
  • Able to set own tasks/multi-task and prioritise own work, mindful of the impact on others.
  • Know when and how to adapt working style to suit the audience

Key responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for managers from designated business areas to:
  • Provide timely and appropriate advice and guidance to line managers in all aspects of HR
  • Involvement in disciplinary and grievance investigations and interviews
  • Provide an impartial advisory service to all employees
  • Advise and assist managers with the recruitment process including creation of job descriptions, interview and assessment processes, where appropriate participate in interviews, advise managers on feedback
  • Conduct exit interviews and analyse trends, ensure the HR team and managers use this information to inform talent interventions
  • Assist with the creation and delivery of in-house training workshops.
  • Provide regular and ad hoc reports for Head HR
  • Take responsibility for a range of HR projects, either as part of a project team or as the lead
  • Where required issue contracts of employment
  • Assist colleagues on an ad-hoc basis
  • Undertake all related administration for own work including updating records and files

Skills and experience

  • Well rounded generalist with strong UK employment law knowledge.
  • Proven recruitment experience and knowledge of best practice
  • You have experience of providing business focused advice to managers, including seeing through cases
  • Strong communicator, can explain complex matters in a straightforward way, whether in person or in writing, know when not to use jargon
  • You have effective data analysis and excel skills and are proficient in word and power point
  • Some experience of dealing with visas and international HR in particular US would be helpful but is not essential
  • A full HR qualification is not necessary; you may be working towards it or may have gained your knowledge on the job

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 15th December

 

Reports toOnline Showbiz 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 Showbiz/ents team

The team delivers breaking showbiz/ents news covering celebrities, TV stars and the world of entertainment. The small team of around four writers delivers quality cross-platform content for a global urban audience.

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

Job Purpose:

Job purpose: You will write and publish showbiz/ents news stories for one of the UK’s fastest growing online news brands. You will be part of a team of around 4 writers covering breaking showbiz/ents news. Working to the online showbiz editor, 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 showbiz/ents news sense, a knowledge of the world of showbiz 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 plays in story selection and execution and a familiarity with the tools which assist this

Key responsibilities

  • You will need to:
  • Deliver engaging and shareable showbiz/ents 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

  • Strong showbiz/ents knowledge and experience
  • Ability to generate own showbiz stories
  • Producing fast and accurate copy on breaking stories
  • Identify showbiz stories with high-interest and traffic potential
  • 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 esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.   Closing date is Friday 15th December.

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 15th December.

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 15th December.

 

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 15th December.

 

 

 

Reports toHead of Creative

London Live launched on 31st March 2014.  A sister company of the London Evening Standard, London Live is a platform for Londoners across TV, mobile, online and outdoor.

Available on Freeview Channel 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and truly multiplatform from launch, London Live broadcasts a mix of original entertainment programming, live events and music, cutting edge film making and documentaries, alongside 3 hours of news and current affairs daily.

London Live targets a modern, knowing audience. We’re proud to be a showcase for the freshest new talent, both behind and in front of the camera, and 100% made in London.

 The London Live Creative Team

The Creative Team is responsible for the branding of the channel and all of our in–house productions. We produce all our on-air and online promotions, as well as print advertisements. We also create and maintain the graphics systems for our news and current affairs output.

Job Purpose:

  • We are looking for a mid-weight graphic designer with at least 1-2 years broadcast experience.
  • This designer will be responsible for how London Live looks and feels across its on-air promos, continuity, digital assets and marketing.
  • They will develop templates for day-to-day requirements and create new kits of parts for campaigns and stunts (on and off-air) this role will be a creative lead for our brand. The ideal candidate will also help with promo production when the workload dictates.
  • The role would suit an ambitious Junior Designer looking to take the next step and develop a large range of skills.

About you

  • Enjoy innovation and risk-taking
  • Great communicator
  • Works well under pressure
  • Aspire to be a future thought-leader on visual excellence!

Key responsibilities

  • Creating strong visuals for use on and off-air for London Live’s activities
  • Help translate the branding kit of parts into practical use across platforms including web, second screen and mobile.
  • Work with the Creative and News and Current Affairs teams to ensure assets are delivered to hit playout and off-air deadlines.
  • Maintaining a distinct look and style that is consistent across all our content.
  • Creating and maintaining a suite of gfx templates for NCA, linear channel, and non-linear platform content, that are simple to use and can be populated/updated by producers and production team members of NCA – or on-air continuity/promotions.
  • Work with programming, digital and NCA teams to bring our social media strategy to life on air, ensuring that necessary audience interaction tools and supporting graphic elements are ready, available, and easy to use across all teams.
  • Working on ad hoc design and branding for exclusive NCA investigations and campaigns and programming stunts/campaigns that will work across all platforms within the business and push new boundaries
  • Producing print advertisements for London Live using InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Manage efficient workflow across graphics production process, from initial concept design through to delivery to NCA/London Live Playout, liaising with all internal and external contacts to resolve editorial and technical issues as required. Also maintaining the NCA Live Chyron graphics playout system.
  • In conjunction with London Live management teams, conduct regular editorial and creating reviews of output to ensure brand values are being achieved to a high standard, implementing and updating

Skills and experience

  • Strong ability in creating 2D and 3D designs and animation.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in the broadcast industry
  • Thorough knowledge of TV graphic design and animation technology, plus emerging technologies.
  • High level of skill in After Effects, Premiere, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design,.
  • Excellent typography skills.
  • Well rounded experience in TV and film post production techniques.
  • Understanding of brand concept and design.
  • Proven ability to identify graphic, print and animation trends.
  • Graphic design excellence.
  • Ability to conceptualise original ideas that fit a range of briefs.
  • A healthy interest in promos and channel branding.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Experience of creating live graphics with Chyron is desirable, training can be provided if not.
  • Working knowledge of shooting practices using DSLR cameras.
  • PowerPoint & presentation skills
  • Experience of executing social media strategies

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 15th December.

Reports toHead of Lifestyle

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 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 fashion and beauty. The candidate will be tasked with writing fashion news, features and interviews, covering major fashion shows, red carpet events and celebrity style. They will be expected to meet traffic targets, while achieving SEO, social media and audience growth. They will work closely with the Head of Lifestyle and the celebrity fashion writer. They will be expected to bring in freelance writers, experts and influencers to boost content and social. Candidates will have experience working within a fast-paced digital team, with proven digital publishing skills and the ability to write, commission and edit compelling content for a social audience – including video content.  Working a flexible schedule, including late and weekend hours to cover shows and events.

About you

A motivated individual with a passion for Fashion and Beauty, including celebrity fashion and shoppable content.

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

You will be flexible about working hours and weekend cover

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the fashion team within the wider Lifestyle team, creating and executing a content strategy plan for the Fashion desk that will appeal to a UK/US/global audience.
  • Will contribute to social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with scope to start new Fashion-only accounts across different media
  • Working with freelancers and influencers to bring in extra content/traffic – commissioning and editing this content
  • A good understanding of commercial relationships will also be required.

Skills and experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in digital publishing
  • Keen and comprehensive interest in all areas associated with standard.co.uk/fashion and standard.co.uk/beauty
  • Proven experience using data analytics including Chartbeat, Omniture and Google Analytics
  • A brilliant contacts book of PRs, writers, experts and influencers
  • Experience using affiliate marketing tools and developing content partnerships
  • Experience managing and commissioning freelancers
  • Photoshop + InDesign experience
  • Experience in contributing to and growing social media platforms, in particular Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong forward planning skills
  • Strong understanding of SEO
  • Ability to source pictures and compile online galleries
  • Record of pitching, researching and writing clean, compelling and accurate copy
  • Ability to cut/edit video

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focused 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 15th December.

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 15th December.