JOB PURPOSE

The Head of Editorial (HoE) is responsible for driving the direction and output of our always on offering at Byte/Dept®. Our team and client list is rapidly expanding, we need the HoE to ensure both output and process are kept at a high level as we grow. 

The core of the job is leading with great ideas. At Byte/Dept®, creative leads take a hands-on approach and we’d like this person to be the same. The HoE will need a strong POV on best practice for always on content and will work daily with both the creative and design teams to achieve it.

A huge part of quality always on content comes down to cultural relevance and the HoE will need to be pop culture obsessed. They will be a key driver in helping the team be as reactive and relevant as possible.

There is also a strategic element to the role. The HoE will lead on the development of long term content strategies for existing and potential clients. This includes a viewpoint on the role of established and emerging social platforms in always on brand building. 

The HoE will be in charge of building the editorial team. This includes both recruitment and identifying and growing existing team members. Over time, we’d like the HoE to help build out our editorial proposition. Presentation skills are essential as this person will be a face for key clients. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead, develop, motivate and inspire the editorial team as well as encouraging collaboration
  • Work closely with project managers and account planners to ensure a smooth monthly production process
  • Lead on the planning of content, identifying big opportunities for clients in the month ahead
  • Short term and long term content planning for client accounts
  • Set objectives and performance goals for the team
  • Suggest best ways of working, and hustle for the best opportunities 
  • Balance hands on vs oversight of projects effectively
  • Deliver and inspire innovative and high quality work across all deliverables from the team
  • Be aware of and respond to current advertising and media trends and pop culture
  • Use experience and ideas to contribute to the development of our creative process 
  • Present work internally and externally to an excellent standard
  • Stay up-to-date with industry development such as NFTs, the Metaverse and new social platforms 
  • Initiate and facilitate creative team collaboration and sharing, and team cohesion through social and team building initiatives

 

SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Solid experience within editorial 
  • Expert knowledge of social media and digital marketing
  • Experience of building a creative team
  • Outstanding portfolio of work that works
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate well with the team and clients
  • High attention to visual and copywriting details
  • Ability to remain focused under pressure within a fast-paced environment
  • A love for learning new things and exploring new mediums

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Adobe creative suite



HEALTH, WELLBEING & BENEFITS 

As the business has grown, we have and will continue to evolve the benefits that we offer to our people. Here is a snapshot of some of the perks you can expect. 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off each year
  • Company Pension scheme 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • EAP scheme
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Sabbatical 
  • Enhanced family friendly policies 
  • Flexible working* 
  • Mental Health First Aiders 
  • Training & development opportunities 
  • Events calendar throughout the year promoting health & wellbeing, learning, fun, and good Bytes
  • Global Annual Dept Cares Day which cadets can donate their skills to support local charities
  • Annual Dept Festival 

*The COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly everybody move to remote working. Our approach is reviewed and adapted in line with the changing restrictions. When it’s safe to return to the office our flexible working approach will include a hybrid mode of working incorporating remote and in-office working.



OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

Diversity, Equal Opportunity & Inclusion (DEI) are hugely important to us. Our DEI commitments sit at the core of our business and are part of our culture. We’ve always held the belief that being a progressive and innovative business necessitates a diverse team with an inclusive attitude - one cannot exist without the other. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop, nurture and retain the most talented people from a range of diverse backgrounds, skills and perspectives. We encourage all applications irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, and disability. 

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Self-starting, reliable and dependable
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Open to feedback and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Sense of humour



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