Editorial Programme Manager

The Big Issue Group

  • Contract

To apply for this job please visit thebigissue.livevacancies.co.uk.

At The Big Issue we are accelerating our digital development and this newly created role is a vital part of it. Breakthrough will be our brand-new talent hub, developed to give young people aged 18-24 years old a start in the media world. They will be creating content specifically for their peers with their own dedicated space to augment The Big Issue’s younger audience

The Role

This is an incredible opportunity for an established editor or journalist who is passionate about enacting social change and improving the opportunities for young people in the media world. You will be joining at the beginning of this programme and will help not only shape it but also support, coach and mentor the next generation of journalists and media producers.

This role is offered on a eight-month fixed term contract basis initially with potential scope for extension as the hub develops.

Skills & Experience

We are looking for an Editorial Programme Manager with the following:

•    Experience as an editor or journalist at a senior level

•    Experience in leading a team

•    Ability to manage multiple tasks across multiple delivery deadlines

•    Keen awareness of developing trends in publishing, particularly those being embraced and developed by younger audiences

•    Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work well under pressure

•    Ability to keep on top of costs and monitor budgets

•    Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

•    Strong identification with The Big Issue social goals and mission

Bonus Skills/Attributes:

•    A good contacts book for commissioning and mentoring when required

•    Experience in producing audio and visual content

•    Experience in coaching staff

For a full job description, please download from the link below.

Salary and Benefits include:

•    Salary commensurate with the third sector, which can be confirmed on request.

•    Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation

•    Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year

•    Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension

•    Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

•    Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes

•    Health benefits include life cover, a health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies

Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment.

Workplace details:

This role will be based at our head office in Finsbury Park, London.

If you have any queries, please email hr@bigissue.com stating the job title.

Closing date: 8th July 2021

The Big Issue Group is striving towards Equal Opportunities

We particularly welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our sector, such as women in senior roles, and people with disabilities and from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

Since 1991, The Big Issue has fought poverty by creating opportunities and supporting people to take control of their lives. Over time our organisation has grown and now The Big Issue Group consists of The Big Issue Company Ltd and Big Issue Invest Ltd (our social investment arm). In addition, we also have our sister charity The Big Issue Foundation.

The Big Issue – Editorial
Contract type
Fixed Term Contract
35 per week
On Application
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