We’re hiring: Looking for a new editorial assistant

We’re expanding our editorial team, and are looking to add some weight to our design and cities desks. Full job description below, interested candidates should send their latest CV and a cover letter to n.lewis@thewordmagazine.com by Monday 6th November.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

As editorial assistant, you will work with the editorial team to ensure a smooth running of custom editorial projects and content. Your position as editorial assistant will involve overseeing the coordination, production and follow-up to a series of different custom editorial projects, liaising with clients and working within a specific brief to ensure their timely and optimal delivery. Your main responsibilities will essentially center around these key projects:

  • Custom editorial projects
  • thewordmagazine.com
  • The Word Magazine

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assist the editorial director in all aspects linked to the studio’s custom editorial projects:

  • Conduct editorial research.
  • Contribute to editorial planning and briefs.
  • Create and coordinate different teams of contributors (writers, photographers, illustrators).
  • Produce editorial content specific to the project:
    • Interviews
    • Industry profiles
  • Online advertorials:
    • Edit copy submitted by contributors.
    • Prepare final copy for layout.

2. Assist the editorial and advertising director in all aspects linked to the studio’s print and online custom editorial activities:

  • Overseeing our schedule of online custom editorial content.
  • Coordinating with clients on matters relating to the production of online custom editorial content.
  • Producing all online custom editorial projects.

3. Assist the editorial director in certain aspects linked to The Word Magazine’s editorial activities:

  • Conduct editorial research.
  • Produce editorial content:
    • First-hand interviews
    • Q&As
    • Do The Right Thing

SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to combine both editorial as well as project management responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to deadline.
  • Ability to be proactive and develop solutions.
  • Perfect written French and English skills.
  • Previous experience (1-2 years) coordinating editorial projects.
  • Previous experience (1-2 years) managing client accounts.
  • Good knowledge of local cultural landscape a plus.
  • Passion for and connection to local design a plus.

PRACTICALS

  • Salary: 2,300 euros HTVA invoiced / month
  • Starting date: Friday 1st December
  • Trial period: Three months from starting date