Editorial Manager

£0 - £40,000
2 years ago
Flexible Working, Hybrid Working, Manchester

Job Description

Hello. Big Brand Ideas is on the hunt for an Editorial Manager to join our fast-growing Copy team in Manchester.

The right (or should we say “write”) person will have a solid portfolio of editorial copywriting under their belt, spanning different brand voices and digital formats. 

Join our talented team

Reporting into the Head of Copy, you will line-manage our editorial team and be responsible for producing outstanding performance-related content. We’re looking for someone who thrives at writing everything from articles to thought-leadership content, delivering high-quality copy to tight deadlines.

You’ll have demonstrable experience producing SEO-centred copy across a range of clients, managing a team, and will have no problem showing examples of editing first drafts. We’re looking for a mentor just as much as we are a fantastic writer.

The Editorial Manager’s job will also include delivering client content plans, joining ideation sessions, scheduling work, and supporting the broader agency with content deliverables. The latter could be anything from headline copy for social assets to video scripts. 

So, get in touch if you’re used to teaching junior writers how to develop integrated content solutions across multiple mediums.

As part of your role, you will:

  • Write high-quality content that delivers fantastic SEO results.
  • Manage editorial deadlines and briefing junior writers. 
  • Produce short- and long-form editorial content.
  • Dissect internal/external briefs and providing work that exceeds client expectations.
  • Collaborate with teams to determine copy direction.
  • Actively participate in idea generation, campaign development, and execution.
  • Maintain high standards of copywriting and exercising quality control.
  • Proof and edit other copywriters’ work.
  • Ensure consistency and quality across all written content.
  • Liaise with clients to present feedback and talk through deliverables. 
  • Assist the team with content plans.
  • Support departments, including SEO, Social Media and PR. 
  • Work across multiple clients and projects simultaneously. 
  • Manage demanding and changing deadlines. 

We’d love you to have:

  • At least five years’ editorial experience either in-house or at an agency.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/Journalism/English or a related subject.
  • A fantastic grasp of the English language with a gift of spotting grammatical errors from a distance.
  • Experience creating templates and processes from scratch.
  • Advanced knowledge of performance content and SEO.
  • A varied portfolio of work that spans different formats and industries. 
  • The ability to turn your hand to varying tones of voice.
  • Experience in producing editorial calendars and planning content. 
  • Enthusiasm and can take constructive feedback. 
  • Creativity and doesn’t shy away from bringing ideas to the table. 
  • The ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Experience of working independently.

BIG opportunities

In return for being charismatic, hungry for career development and for having the right skills to be a part of our team, you will be given the responsibility to make a real difference to your clients, our agency offering as well as your own career development.

About BBI

Big Brand Ideas is an integrated marketing agency focused on creating engaging, immersive and highly creative experiences for brands. We are a collaboration of some of the top names from network and bespoke agencies, brought together to deliver a boutique experience and service to clients.

Unique in our approach and our desire to do things differently, we build client teams that combine the best of abilities in design, dev, tech, content, engagement and performance. Our belief in our approach ensures we produce brilliant results for clients.

If you have the daily drive and determination to make a real difference, please upload your CV and a covering note below, or send to careers@bigbrandideas.co.uk