Design Week is looking for a Reporter to join its team on a FTC. This is a varied role in an exciting sector. You could be interviewing product designers and graphic designers one day or exhibition curators and start-up company founders another.
Design Week recently celebrated its 30th birthday. We are the leading industry title and have operated as an online-only magazine since 2011, bringing designers all the latest news, views and inspiration.
The chosen candidate will have a broad understanding of what Design Week is, the kind of content we produce and who it’s targeted at. A general interest in the arts, culture and the creative industries is preferable.
As a team, we constantly think about how to create enticing, original content, and come up with creative solutions for digital publishing. We are a small team, and you will take on exciting opportunities from the get-go. You will report in directly to Design Week’s deputy editor.
What we’re looking for:
- You will have journalism experience and be prepared to write across a broad range of subjects.
- A journalism undergraduate or postgraduate qualification is desirable.
- You will have some experience of working on an editorial desk and have a portfolio of published work to share.
- You must be able to work to tight deadlines and juggle your own diary arrangements, which will extend to press conferences, events and editorial meetings, sometimes in the evenings. The role will involve some travel. You will be a fast learner and worker, able to turn around great, polished copy quickly, and will be a team player, enthusiastic to pitch in with picking up quick stories or putting together a newsletter.
- You’ll show an ability for finding leads and generating your own ideas and will have an eye for news.
- You should also be comfortable writing long-form copy, such as features, reviews and research-led pieces.
- You will also be happy to work alongside our video producer to create multimedia content, and have knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO), content management systems, Photoshop, and social media, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
We are looking to make this role permanent in the new year (following a successful probation period).