Posted on 31 July 2017
Deputy Editor at White NoiseWhite City, West London, is changing. Imperial College are building a world-class research hub, the Royal College of Art are founding a new campus and what will be the biggest John Lewis in Europe gets bigger every day. The place promises to be a hub for art and innovation.
The White Noise website (whitenoise.city) is the voice of White City old and new. As the neighbourhood rises in public consciousness, we write, photograph, and make art that's as innovative and surprising as the place itself. We're enthusiastically local and intelligently global, covering stories both in the immediate vicinity and of broader interest to the tech, fashion, art and science communities.
As many of the area's new neighbours move in this autumn, now is a fascinating point in the life of the website. We're looking for an exuberant and culturally-savvy deputy editor to help drive the next stage of White Noise's evolution and establish the site's identity as the platform for the area.
This is no ordinary local website or local newspaper role. We're looking for someone who's just as at home commissioning a video inspired by found sound or planning a playful intervention in Westfield as they are attending a local gallery opening or interviewing a restaurateur. In this job, you'd do both.
We're looking for a digital editor with around 3 years experience. Copy-editing and proofreading skills and experience commissioning copy are essential, as are a strong understanding of digital journalism, social media and SEO. Experience commissioning images and video are a plus, as is a specialism in one of the following areas: art, tech, fashion or urban issues. Formal experience of art direction is not essential, but you need to be confident making decisions about photography and art direction.
More importantly, we'd like someone with the vision to both fulfil and overturn the expectations for a local website. You should both care about getting deeply embedded in this fascinating place and yet have the imagination to pull in a general London and global readership. We’d like a deputy editor who’s not afraid to pitch the over-the-top idea or rally local groups around an unashamedly silly event.
We'd like to be of West London as well as in it. Hence, applications from those who are based in West London are particularly encouraged.
The role is 4 days a week. However, we are open to applications from a broad range of candidates and would consider filling the role with either 3 or 5 days.
10 month fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension.