Little Black Book is looking for two editorial assistants to work with the editorial team, covering the international advertising and commercial creativity world. The role will involve supporting editorial with research and administration – one role will focus on North America, one will focus on Europe. The day-to-day role will involve industry research, working on newsletters and social media, assisting with stories, proof-reading.
Editorial assistants will also be helped to develop interviewing and writing, with an eye to career progression. We are keen to train up reporters. This is a role with scope for growth and development, so ideal for someone looking to get into journalism. The scope of the advertising industry means covering topics as varied as film production, business, brands, technology, gaming, diversity and inclusion and more.
We’re looking for someone with some journalism training ideally, but most important is 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.
A-Level in English Language or English Literature
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable organisation skills
Demonstrable curiosity and passion for creativity (art, fashion, gaming, film etc)
A passion for journalism and writing (a personal blog, contribution to school or university news sites etc)
Image editing software (e.g. Photoshop, GIMP)Microsoft Excel
Work experience in busy, team-oriented environment
Candidate must be based in or near London and willing to travel to our Soho office when Covid-19 restrictions lift. We foresee a hybrid combination of remote and office based working, and are open to conversations on that front. However, with an entry level post, we do think some time in the office environment is important for learning and industry networking.
Accredited journalism training – e.g. NCTJ, PPA – or equivalent
BA degree 2:1 or higher
Film editing software (e.g. Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Filmora)
Work experience in a journalism environment
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 two samples of work and a 400-word opinion piece about a recent ad that has caught your attention. Send to Laura Swinton at laura[at]lbbonline.com. Please include "Editorial Assistant" in the subject line. While we will endeavour to get back to all applicants please appreciate this may take some time.
August 27th 2021