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Leeds-List is seeking an Editor passionate about content creation and audience growth in Leeds. The role involves developing content strategy, overseeing SEO, and nurturing the editorial team to connect with readers and enhance the Leeds experience.

What is the role of an Editor at Leeds-List?

An Editor at Leeds-List is responsible for audience development and managing the content production lifecycle, from strategy to publication. They ensure content engages readers and aligns with the company’s goals, while also overseeing SEO performance, leading the editorial team, and maintaining industry contacts. The role requires a passion for Leeds and content creation.

Leeds-List, a forward-thinking media entity, is poised to expand its dynamic team. Located in the vibrant city of Leeds, we are on the lookout for an Editor with a passion for content creation and a commitment to audience growth. This individual will play a pivotal role in our mission to connect with readers and enrich their experience at every touchpoint.

The Role Overview

An Editor at Leeds-List is not merely a supervisor of content but the architect of engagement. The position demands a target-driven mindset with the confidence to present strategic outcomes to the highest level of management. The successful candidate will have the autonomy to steer the content production process from conceptualization to live publication and beyond, ensuring maximised efficiency and the nurturing of our readership.

Our Editor must embody the spirit of Leeds. They will need to be intrinsically motivated to delve into the heart of the city, unveiling the undiscovered and shining a light on the rich tapestry of local life. This is more than a job; it’s an invitation to leave an indelible mark on the cultural narrative of Leeds.

The opportunity extends to those ready to join a rapidly scaling enterprise. We are in pursuit of extraordinary talent eager to contribute to our ambitious vision. If you’re prepared for a thrilling journey with us, we welcome your application.

Application Essentials

Key Information

  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000, depending on experience
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Work Environment: Office-first, based in Leeds
  • Office Hours: 9am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri

Application Process

  • Submit a comprehensive CV, a cover letter, and samples of written work to jobs@leeds-list.com.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate is an experienced writer and editor who has demonstrated proficiency in content strategy, production, and distribution. A robust understanding of SEO and viral marketing strategies is essential, as is proficiency in managing workflows and fostering audience growth. Exceptional communication skills are a must, with the ability to transform complex topics into engaging conversations. Residing in Leeds, possessing an intimate knowledge of the city, and an eagerness to further explore Yorkshire are prerequisites for this role.

Job Responsibilities

Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years in a full-time editor role or 5+ years in a senior journalism or content writing position with a focus on content strategy and audience engagement.

Core Duties

  • Assume full responsibility for audience development and the content production lifecycle.
  • Develop and refine our content strategy to escalate audience growth and deliver value.
  • Enhance content production workflows for peak efficiency.
  • Spearhead the generation of innovative ideas, collaborating with commercial and social teams to align with broader organisational objectives.
  • Build and maintain a rich network of industry contacts to secure exclusive stories.
  • Oversee the content calendar, ensuring timely and impactful publication.
  • Conduct research, author, proofread, and construct high-quality content.
  • Monitor SEO performance, identifying challenges and opportunities for improvement.
  • Administer the editorial inbox, build relationships with press contacts, and stay ahead of emerging developments.
  • Lead and support the editorial team, including mentorship and performance management.
  • Craft the weekly newsletter to keep our audience informed and engaged.
  • Analyze results, identify traffic and engagement drivers, and report findings to the board.
  • Exhibit proactive problem-solving skills.

Additional Perquisites

The role is open to all qualified applicants, with Leeds-List staunchly supporting equal opportunity employment. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please note that we will not be accepting agency applications for this position.

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Leeds-List continues to thrive as a hub for the curious and the knowledgeable. We provide a platform where the pulse of Leeds is not only heard but felt. Should you see yourself contributing to this exciting narrative, we eagerly await your application.

  • The Editor role at Leeds-List involves developing content strategy, overseeing SEO, and nurturing the editorial team.
  • The successful candidate must have a passion for Leeds and content creation, embodying the spirit of the city.
  • The job responsibilities include assuming full responsibility for audience development, enhancing content production workflows, and leading the editorial team.
  • The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in an editor role or 5+ years in a senior journalism/content writing position.
  • The application process includes submitting a comprehensive CV, cover letter, and samples of written work to jobs@leeds-list.com.

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