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Hey, who wants to run StopPress?

StopPress is a fantastic beast. A true voyager in the seas of the marcomms industry. But now, this ship needs a new captain.

That’s right folks, our current editor is off, and to replace her we need a candidate with minimum 40 +years experience, 3 PHD’s, who is also a telepathic millionaire and can read the minds of clients.

But in reality;

We’re casting our net to find a new Senior Digital Content Producer to champion the editorial vision and team. The role requires exceptional writing ability; the ability to make sound editorial decisions; confidence to engage with marcomms industry leaders; attention to detail; and commercial thinking to optimise revenue performance.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the experience and aptitude to deliver so most likely you will have had at least 3-5 years experience crafting quality content that is proven to deliver both engagement and commercial success.  

Accountabilities or responsibilities:

  • Source and write newsworthy stories daily, and ensure they are in a clean state ready for publishing online
  • Build relationships with industry representatives: This includes regular face-to-face meetings with the aim of sourcing and producing exclusive interviews and content
  • Take responsibility of the generation of ideas from your own research to create original and engaging stories.
  • Formatting of content using the StopPress CMS, producing weekly newsletters and posting content to social media pages.
  • Work within a team to construct a cohesive editorial plan for each quarter.
  • Create commercial content in support of the Advertising/Commercial Manager including copy writing, sourcing photography and liaising with clients for approval.
  • Sub-editing of all content or commissioning where applicable.
  • Assist with content creation, curation and production across sister titles/platforms.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Formal journalistic qualification or journalism experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proven track record in creating commercially sound projects.
  • Digital and social media experience.
  • Open to collaboration and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of and love for the marcomms industry will be a big plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Most importantly, a keen interest in current affairs and the happenings of the advertising, media and marketing industry.
  • Hard working and deadline focused.
  • Able to turn copy around quickly and cleanly.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Commercial thinker with good customer service skills.
  • Interested in and committed to the concept of “commercial content” and how that drives both audience engagement and commercial outcomes.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Sense of humour.

Send written applications to: david.nothling@icg.co.nz

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