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Hearst UK, Senior Consumer Affairs Writer

Employer
Hearst Magazines UK
Location
Hybrid working model. 3 days/wk in London office.
Salary
£Competitive plus great benefits
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Consumer Publication, Lifestyle
Discipline
Writer

Job Details

Senior Consumer Affairs Writer
London, United Kingdom

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Senior Consumer Affairs Writer to start the next chapter in your career.

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Part of Good Housekeeping’s specialist consumer affairs department, working across all platforms. Generating topical, relevant, accessible money and consumer affairs content with good SEO for GH; writing, updating and building GH and GHI newsletters; and creating money content for Financially Fabulous newsletters. The ability to repurpose content for Prima, Red and other Hearst brands, as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiating consumer affairs and money advice ideas for print and digital, based on good SEO.
  • Creating content for and building newsletters.
  • Creating engaging social media posts on consumer content and money advice.
  • Writing consumer affairs, money and, as required, household advice content for GH platforms. 
  • Writing and updating consumer affairs, money and, when required, household advice content for the GH website to help drive organic traffic. 
  • Repurposing money content for other brands, as required. 
  • To be an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values. 
  • You may be required to undertake such further duties as your skills, qualifications and experience allow and/or as may be assigned to you from time to time.

Key Relationships:

  • Working within the Good Housekeeping team, reporting to the Consumer Affairs Directors.
  • Daily contact with all other members of the Good Housekeeping and Good Housekeeping Institute brand team.
  • Contact with the production and visual centres of excellence.
  • Contact with other portfolios to sometimes repurpose content for other brands.
  • Building a contacts book of money and consumer experts and PRs.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines and manage workload effectively.
  • Proven track record of ability to write accurately, factually and at speed (including fact checking).
  • Sound knowledge of SEO and aptitude with Google Analytics.
  • A self-motivated, inquisitive and flexible writer with a portfolio that reflects a keen interest in and subject knowledge of consumer affairs and personal finance.
  • Ability to work through set tasks independently and anticipate what might be required next. To take ownership of newsletter creation and building.
  • Experience of writing across a range of formats (including features, news writing and digital).
  • Good working relationships with other departments to provide our specialist content.
  • Ability to generate fresh ideas working with data and insight.
     

WHAT WE OFFER 

At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) – pro-rata for part-time or fixed-term employees.
Hybrid working model. 3 days a week in our London office.
Discounted gym membership.
Healthcare cash plan.
Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause.
Life assurance and pension scheme.
Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here. 

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.

Company

Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

Company info
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Location
72 Broadwick Street
London
W1F 9EP
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