Part-time Editor

  • Auckland

Position Purpose:

To create and manage content across multiple channels for a leading New Zealand brand.


In order to fulfill the requirements for this role, you will be expected to:

· Create and commission content across video, print, digital, photography, and social media channels.

· Ability to work closely and co-operatively with commercial clients, contributors and the internal team.

· Have creative and new ideas for stories across all channels.

· Manage all content, including repurposing content as needed.

· Manage internal workflow, client deliveries, and communication.

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications, knowledge, experience, and personal attributes:

· Commissioning skills across all channels – written content, design, print, video, photography, digital, and social media.

· Confident and prolific in generating content ideas.

· Highly organised and able to manage multiple projects at one time.

· Excellent attention to detail in both project management and content.

· Interested in and committed to the concept of “commercial content” and how it drives both audience engagement and commercial outcomes.

· Creative flair – the skills to contribute to styling ideas and to art direct shoots.

· The ability to tell whether supplied copy is well written.

· Good digital knowledge and the ability to craft appealing eDMs and web features.

· Digital, CMS and social media experience (particularly Facebook and Instagram).

· Ability to assess page design of various print products to ensure it meets client expectations.

· Writing skills – a high level of writing talent is preferable but not essential.

· Interested and committed to the editorial philosophy and market opportunity.

· Basic InDesign and Photoshop skills would be an asset.

· Hard working and deadline focused.

· Administrative experience.

· High customer service skills.

· A love for beers, wines and spirits!

In addition to having the above skills, to apply for this role you would need to fulfill the criteria to be eligible to work in New Zealand.

If you think this is you then please forward your CV with a cover letter to our Strategy Director - Marcus Hawkins-Adams at Marcus.Hawkins@icg.co.nz

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