Little Black Book is looking for a journalist to head up coverage of advertising and creativity in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.The role will involve building on and developing existing coverage of and traffic from the regions. You will be interviewing prominent figures in the industry, hunting out up-and-coming talent, and writing about work and trends from the regions. You will also be managing a flow of regular features and columns. You’ll also collaborate with our awards and business development teams to develop strategies for expanding the regions.
For anyone looking for a next step in their journalism career, this is a great chance to combine arts writing and business writing and to grow a niche and personal platform. The LATAM and MEA regions have the greatest scope for growth and development at Little Black Book.
We’re looking for someone with a solid foundation in journalism, a flair for writing, a high degree of personal organisation and, above all, a passion for creativity. It’s a fast-moving job with daily deadlines and involves working as part of a tightly knit team, so we’re looking for someone who will be able to work quickly and accurately. The role will also require occasional after work networking and, when restrictions lift, there will be some scope for travel.
Accredited journalism training – e.g. NCTJ, PPA – or equivalent on the job training
3+ years of journalism experience
Candidate must be based in or near London and willing to travel to our Soho office when Covid-19 restrictions lift
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable organisation skills
Demonstrable curiosity and passion for creativity (art, fashion, gaming, film etc)
Image editing software (e.g. Photoshop, GIMP)
Work experience in busy, team-orientated environment
BA degree 2:1 or higher
Film editing software (e.g. Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Filmora)
Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese
Experience writing about creativity, tech or advertising
Experience in Middle Eastern, African or Latin American culture
Salary dependant on experience
25-day holiday package
Vitality Health Insurance
Flexible/hybrid options regarding remote working
Please submit your CV, a cover letter and three samples of work, 400-word opinion piece about a recent ad that has caught your attention. Send to Laura Swinton at laura[at]lbbonline.com. Please include "Editor (LATAM & MEA)" in the subject line. While we will endeavour to get back to all applicants please appreciate this may take some weeks.