Pub Ocean, Editorial Assistant - Full Time

Pub Ocean
Oct 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for a talented editorial assistant to work with Pub Ocean, one of the fastest-growing publishers on the internet.

The successful candidate will assist with Pub Ocean’s editorial production across all levels – and learn a massive amount in the process. Have a look at our site; a degree of cultural fit is important for this role. The role is full time and based in Bristol.

Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • Highly organised – with the ability to handle deadlines while maintaining a consistently high level of performance
  • Excellent communication skills – with the ability to liaise effectively with editorial team members
  • Focused on accuracy and extremely thorough in approach to administrative tasks
  • Ability to assist with planning and budgeting
  • Good creative writing skills and ability to accurately put facts into one’s own words
  • Good sub-editing skills, inclusive of fact-checking, copy-editing and proofreading
  • Ability to source article ideas and help with briefing writers and shaping listicles
  • Some knowledge of or adaptability to the use of WordPress and basic HTML
  • Familiarity with Excel/Google spreadsheets
  • Ideally NCTJ qualified (or with equivalent experience)
  • Preferably some picture research skills and knowledge of image editing tools

The Person We’re Looking For

  • At Pub Ocean, we value people who have great ideas and who relish a challenge. We value loyalty and hard work, but we also welcome a sense of humour and people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
  • You’re an established or aspiring editorial assistant who’s passionate about helping to produce engaging content for a millennial audience.
  • You’re self-motivated, solutions-driven and a stickler for quality. You have a “can-do” attitude.
  • You’re productive and work fast, but this is coupled with meticulousness, good editorial sense and commercial nous.
  • You have a high degree of personal organisation and are able to plan ahead and manage your time to meet deadlines. You thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • You’re passionate about the latest developments in online publishing in general and viral content production in particular.
  • You’re a fast learner and are open to constructive criticism.
  • You work well within a team.

Apply by completing the application form below.

When applying, if possible, please include up to 3 professionally published pieces of content you have written that you think would be relevant to this role.

Company Description

Pub Ocean’s flagship site,, is an online magazine covering an awesome mix of the most bizarre, funny and fascinating news on the planet.

Our aim? To entertain and inform readers about offbeat and extraordinary things they’ve never seen before – with content that will surprise and inspire while offering a unique take on what’s going on in the world. In short, we want to make people go “wow!” – and learn something too.

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