London and remote based, £48-53k subject to experience
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- Are you an experienced, hands-on digital magazine editor, keen to play a leading role on one of the energy industry's most respected titles?
- Can you lead a small, cohesive team delivering insightful weekly news, comment and feature content, and increase reach through creative marketing approaches?
- And, crucially, are you familiar with and passionate about the global energy transition?
We're looking for a new Senior Editor to lead our friendly editorial team to deliver engaging, thought-provoking, science/evidence-based and technology-inclusive content for the Energy Institute's weekly online magazine, New Energy World.
What you'll do
- Responsible for producing insightful and engaging digital content each week for New Energy World
- Determine the strategic direction of the digital magazine, working closely with the editorial team.
- Work closely with the Features Editor and Editor-at-Large to identify and cover topics across the global energy system, showing its interconnected nature and its transition towards net zero, by commissioning both freelance and industry writers to produce Comment and Feature articles.
- Manage workflow, assign articles to the Features Editor, Editor-at-Large and yourself to edit and prepare content for online publication.
- Alongside Executive Editor, agree final selection of latest industry stories for publication in each issue with support from the Executive Editor.
- Research, develop and occasionally write engaging and thought-provoking content for online delivery.
- Agree with the Editor-at-Large the content of the quarterly printed magazine and support the Executive Editor with its production.
- Take a data-driven, creative approach to building New Energy World's readership
- Oversee and support the promotion of the magazine, working closely with comms and marketing to capitalise on weekly New Energy World emails to members and subscribers, social media channels, and through setting up paid marketing (Google Ads and LinkedIn ads) to build the magazine audience and market content.
- Track, monitor and analyse data to ensure editorial content reaches and engages its audience, and is tailored to build traffic volume.
- Lead the editorial team and ensure New Energy World is connected into the wider Energy Institute
- Lead, develop and line manage the editorial team.
- Strategic budgetary oversight for the magazine, supported by the Executive Editor.
- Provide back up support, particularly uploading content to content management system, during any team absences.
- Represent the magazine at internal staff and external stakeholder events.
- Work closely with the business development, marketing, events, technical, knowledge and other teams to realise cross-content and revenue generating opportunities as part of the Energy Institute's end-to-end offering.
Who we are looking for
- An experienced editor with energy sector knowledge, familiar with industry trends and ideally with some relevant contacts for writers covering technical topics and energy strategy on an international basis
- Recognition of the challenges and opportunities the global energy system faces as it transitions to net zero, and that a range of different technologies will be needed to deliver energy and this change at pace
- Demonstrable experience and flair for editing online articles
- Experience managing a predominantly remote working team
- Proficient at working to tight deadlines and balancing multiple ongoing projects (New Energy World is a weekly publication with a quarterly printed version)
- Science, environment or energy background
- Digital expertise, familiar with content and project management systems
- Proficient at digital marketing, both through paid methods (such as Google Ads) and social media savvy with experience of building and nurturing communications on platforms such as LinkedIn and Tweets
- Comfortable networking and building industry connections
- Excellent grasp of SEO and analytics to help build and engage new audience
- Adept at writing analytical articles and other copy for digital publications
- Open to and ready to lead on new formats for online delivery and promotion
- Dynamic, agile and self-motivated
- Salary: £48k-£53k per annum subject to experience.
- Flexible working - the role is split between our central London offices and remote working
- Compressed working scheme - extended daily hours in return for every other Friday off (for full time staff)
- Cross-organisation/team socials
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Training and professional development opportunities
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Great office culture
Who we are
The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for people who work across the world of energy. Our purpose is creating a better energy future for our members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero. We do this by attracting, developing and equipping the diverse future energy workforce; informing energy decision-making through convening expertise and advice; and enabling industry and consumers to make energy lower carbon, safer and more efficient.
At the EI we endeavour to find talent that will live and breathe our values. The staff team and our extensive network of volunteers pursue their work in line with a set of values reflecting the culture of the organisation: we are inclusive by treating each other with care and respect; we build trust through open and professional collaboration; and we are passionate about making a difference.
A registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter in 2003 but with heritage dating back more than a century, the EI is licensed to offer professional registration as Chartered Energy Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and, uniquely, Chartered Energy Manager status. It is also home to a range of collaborative initiatives, including the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, SafetyOn and POWERful Women. We host the annual International Energy Week, International Energy Awards, publish the annual Statistical Review of World Energy, the Energy Barometer, weekly New Energy World Magazine, and provide the Toolbox web app helping the energy workforce learn lessons from incidents and get home safe.