Opening for an Interim Deputy Editor

You will join the team at Creative Lives in Progress team for 11 months. As a passionate and proactive deputy editor, you will be expected to work across the entire breadth of our editorial and social media output.

We’re searching for someone who has proven expertise in assisting in the operation of an editorial platform. Someone who is passionate about assisting newcomers to the business. This includes assisting the team in producing outstanding creative content across the board, as well as implementing, managing, and preserving the company’s vision and quality throughout the editorial and beyond.

Who we are

We’re a diverse creative careers resource on a mission to change how new talent learns about, understands, and connects with the industry.

By offering guidance and information, exposing entry-level opportunities, and arranging events that bring talent and industry together, we promote better transparency and representation within the creative working environment.

So, if you enjoy working on a variety of jobs and in different sectors, looking to help the next generation of talents thrive, and you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you

What you would do

– Plan, write and commission content to live on Creative Lives in Progress’ channel

– Edit and publish content to deadline and with an eye for detail

– Oversee the implementation of an editorial and social content strategy

– Maintain an editorial calendar, planning ahead to foresee and flag potential problems

– Proof copy and approve visuals, including relevant Company Partner content

– Support with relevant commercial partnerships, commissioning, and producing work alongside creatives and project managers

– Manage appropriate editorial staff and freelancers on the Creative Lives in Progress team

– Keep an overview of social media channels and implement relevant changes to meet targets

– Report on the performance of content, identifying trends (using Google Analytics) and behaviors, as well as proposing and implementing changes where needed

– Establish, maintain and develop relationships with both emerging and established creatives within the industry

– Update and maintain the Creative Lives in Progress’ style guide

– Maintain commercial and industry awareness

– Remain flexible to the needs of the company, including overseeing the art-working of design/visual assets when necessary

P.S It seems like a lot right? Yeah, but don’t talk yourself out of applying, we encourage you to give it a try.


What we look for;

– Strong and proven experience in writing both short and long-form articles to deadline

– Confident in proofing, editing, and sub-editing

– Experience (1-2 years minimum) of helping to run online editorial/ an online magazine and overseeing social media channels

– Ability to work independently and manage own time (ideally also that of a team), to deliver projects to deadline

– Experience and confidence with a social scheduling platform like Buffer, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and Adobe InDesign – or comparable platforms

– Ability to analyze and report on targets, performance indicators and reach numbers

– Knowledge and passion for the creative industry and creating greater access for emerging creatives

– Ability to plan ahead and work across multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously

– Experience developing and maintaining working relationships, both internal and external

– Experience with building and sending newsletters, observing performance and engagement

– Experience with commissioning writers and illustrators

– Comfortable with public speaking and the prospect of hosting an online or in-person event

– Comfortable working in a small team, remaining proactive, flexible, and open to the needs of the company


Nice to have

– Experience in managing a small team

– Experience in running effective meetings

– Experience managing and briefing freelancers

– Awareness of issues affecting the creative industries and emerging creatives

– Awareness of other platforms working to help emerging creatives, and improve inclusivity and access in the creative industry

– Ability to manage a pool of freelancers

– Experience with rolling out a comprehensive content strategy


Important Details

Application deadline: 23:59, 27th April 2022

– Salary: £27,000

– Reporting into Content & Community Lead at Creative Lives in Progress

– Ideal start date: May/June 2022

– End date: April/May 2023

– Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm (Flexible hours between 8 am to 7 pm)

Location: Hybrid working between home and our Creative Lives in Progress’ central London studio

– Contract: 11 months fixed term contract


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