Dezeen is on the hunt for an ambitious design editor to join its award-winning team in Hoxton, east London.
This is a high-profile position for a talented journalist with experience of writing about the sector in an online environment and an impressive list of industry contacts. Proven management ability is essential as the role involves managing a small team of reporters, including briefing, setting and monitoring deadlines. editing copy and providing feedback.
The design editor will be the face of Dezeen within the design industries around the world, representing the magazine at major events and helping us set the global design agenda.
Working closely with the editor, deputy editor and editor-in-chief, they will help run a team of in-house journalists and international freelancers.
They will be responsible for covering product, industrial and furniture design as well as graphics, fashion, food, tech and interiors.
They will deliver intelligently written news and features, controversial interviews, cutting-edge projects and curated content published at regular intervals each day.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of negotiating exclusives and breaking major news stories, as well as covering major international events like Milan design week. They should be able to suggest a constant stream of great ideas for news stories, features and special projects. Needless to say, they will also need to be able to turn out lively, immaculate copy and explain complex issues in simple language.
Dezeen prides itself on the quality of its writing so an eagle eye for punctuation, spelling and grammar is essential, as is the ability to thrive under pressure and write and edit at speed with flair and accuracy.
An understanding of what makes a great online story, social media expertise and a working knowledge of Google Analytics, Parsely, Moz and other key web analytical tools is also vital.
If interested please send your CV plus a cover letter.
Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regretfully will only respond to candidates selected for interview.