Reference number gomw-429

Employer carwow

Location London
Job type Full time

Carwow is looking for a sharp and talented news editor to be responsible for writing, editing, commissioning, managing and promoting carwow’s substantial – and successful – written car buying guides and news content.

Responsibilities:

The bulk of the job will be making sure carwow's car-buying content is up-to-date and well optimised. This could include everything from organising new list posts and reporting on breaking consumer-related car news to commissioning rewrites of current content.

You’ll be a sharp news writer, able to write to the carwow house style, and have a keen eye for detail when editing copy from other members of the team – you’ll also know which pictures to choose to grab readers’ attention, and that fit with the house style.

You’ll be comfortable representing carwow at occasional car launches and industry events – although this isn’t a test driving role. You’ll need to build good working relationships with the PR departments of all the major car manufacturers to ensure carwow always kept in the loop of upcoming new car reveals and launches – and you’ll maintain a schedule of when new cars will be revealed and when they’re available to drive in the UK.

You’ll also proactively source information, pictures and video assets and inform social media and video teams to ensure carwow is first with all major car news stories and reviews across all of its platforms. You’ll also work closely with the video team, sometimes writing and editing scripts to help create unique content for the site and social media channels.

That’s not all – as news editor you’ll be a key stakeholder representing the content team to commercial and marketing colleagues, helping create content to meet the wider needs of the carwow business.

This is a full-time role based in carwow's London office, although attending national and international events will occasionally be required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experienced automotive journalist with strong knowledge of current UK cars
  • Excellent news writing skills
  • Good relationships with automotive PR teams
  • Strong SEO knowledge – you’ll know about page titles, meta descriptions and potential pitfalls when creating lots of car content. You’ll have a good idea of what content gets traffic through Google search
  • Self-starting attitude
  • Some experience with a CMS
  • Basic Photoshop and HTML skills are desirable
  • Experience managing a small team is desirable, but not essential

More details/How to apply https://carwow.workable.com/jobs/577287
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