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From our journalists to commercial team, we have some of the best talent in publishing, striving to inform, challenge and inspire our readers and clients. Our honest and open culture makes us one of the most passionate companies in the business.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.

Open Vacancies.

Job purpose

The campaign manager will be responsible for the day to day digital campaign management like trafficking ad campaigns, optimising campaigns, ensuring the campaigns hits its KPIs and making sure it delivers in full.

The Operations team

The Operations Team consists of 3 main parts: Campaign management, Programmatic Operations and Ad technology. This campaign manager will be a part of a team of 3 and will have influence on other parts too. The operations team has grown from 2 to 10 members with in the span of last 2 years.

About you

  • Familiarity and understanding of current digital advertising offerings and products.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a high-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to deal and listen to people at all levels.
  • Support Sales teams with reports and analysis for campaign delivery and pitches.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft package including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as Google packages.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • To ensure full delivery of booked advertising campaigns (programmatic PG and PMP or direct IO) and to support the online sales team reach sales targets.
  • To provide insight and analysis into inventory availability across ESI Media websites and assist ESI Media achieve the maximum sell through rate.
  • Recommend distribution and allocation of ad inventory to meet existing and anticipated commitments to advertisers.
  • To provide insight and analysis into user behaviour across ESI Media websites and interpret for aiding sales pitches and campaign delivery.
  • Strive to find efficiencies in current workflows.
  • Manage and monitor online ad campaigns using DFP and Internal Campaign Manager spreadsheets.
  • Optimisation of campaigns to improve performance and to obtain additional revenue (viewability, clicks and impressions).
  • Highlight problem campaigns and recommend delivery solutions and optimisations.
  • Ensure full delivery of booked impressions and revenue.
  • Using data segments to enhance campaign reach, providing useful insights on lookalike audiences.
  • Using data studio/other reporting tool to extrapolate meaningful data.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 2+ years’ relevant experience with transferable skills, knowledge on DFP is essential.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, to prioritise workload and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard – and be comfortable under pressure and amenable to out of hours issue resolution.
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate workload to meet deadlines and SLA's.
  • Must be able to multi-task and remain calm under pressure.
  • Highly organised.
  • An analytical and systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Familiar with online advertising, sales, and marketing concepts & metrics.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Good understanding of HTML, JavaScript & Rich Media knowledge.
  • Ability to "think outside of the box".
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Flexible and willing to go the extra mile.

Expected behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.
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About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, attracting a digital audience of over 100 million unique visitors a month. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Data Team

Reports to: Commercial Data Manager

The ESI data team provides analysis, reporting and insight across The Independent and Evening Standard brands, enabling the business to make data-informed decisions. Areas of responsibility include data analytics, the commercial use of data, CRM and subscription marketing.

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for providing the commercial sales team and wider business with data and insights that support the strategic objectives of the business and help to increase revenues for the company’s digital media properties.

The Senior Commercial Data Analyst will be the lead technical advisor on ESI’s data management platform, supporting different areas of the business including trading, creative solutions, digital sales, and partnerships/sponsorship. They will support the Commercial Data Analyst and Commercial Data Manager in extracting and analysing data from our data analytics and data management platforms to create compelling data-informed insight stories for the business and the commercial team.

Key responsibilities

  • Be the technical lead advisor for data usage in Business Insights (BI) projects
  • Manage the DMP relationship to ensure optimum data collection and accuracy across all platforms
  • Work closely with the sales & trading teams to provide relevant data insights and audience segments in response to briefs
  • Work with Commercial Data Analyst to build and categorise new audience segments using 1st and 3rd party data in response to business requirements
  • Identify new opportunities for revenue generation and BI utilising DMP data
  • Work with wider commercial team including digital marketing, affiliates and ESI events to maximise commercial opportunities using data insights
  • Work with Commercial Data Analyst to ensure all sales materials (including category presentations, case studies and one pagers) are kept up to date
  • Work with campaign managers to continuously improve our optimisation and reporting offering for the business and for clients/agencies
  • Keep abreast of industry and competitor developments, identifying opportunities & threats and communicating them with the wider data team
  • Handle all data securely and responsibly, observing the Data Protection Act and Company Code of Conduct.

About you

  • Passion for digital and the future of news brands
  • Educated to degree level
  • 1-2 years’ work experience ideally in a data-focused role within media/advertising
  • Technical expertise with knowledge of DMPs and programmatic marketplace
  • Enthusiastic about data and its applications
  • Proactive approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Curious and questioning nature
  • Self-starter

Skills and experience

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations to esirecruitment@esimedia.co.uk.

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About us

ES Magazine is looking for an experienced features director to oversee the commissioning and editing of ES Magazine features as part of a tight-knit team.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Overseeing all magazine content in terms of copy mix, accuracy, layout and legality.
  • Commissioning and editing features and reviews for the magazine and overseeing the planning for all special editions in conjunction with the editor, deputy editor, arts and entertainment director and fashion and beauty departments.
  • Working with ES’s commercial department to ensure editorial and advertising work in harmony.
  • Maintain a broad list of freelance writers who can write with knowledge and to tight briefs and deadlines on all areas the magazine covers.

About you

  • Experienced editor, overseeing the commissioning and editing of magazine features
  • Ability to work independently but also as part of a team
  • Organised, with a logical approach to managing tasks
  • Capacity to be clear and communicative
  • Proactive – can spot potential issues and address them before they become problems
  • Capability to learn quickly
  • Strong industry contacts both editorially and commercially
  • Dynamic, culturally relevant ideas

Expected behaviours

  • A positive, problem solving, can-do attitude
  • The ability to work well in a team, to be punctual and organised
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a natural curiosity are an advantage
  • Be an ambassador for the magazine at industry events such as shows, press events, dinners and trips.
  • Liaise with colleagues to generate current news driven ideas for the magazine.
  • Contribute to ES Magazine’s social media platforms including posting covers and content and flagging ES attendance or participation in events.

Skills and Experience

  • Managing the day-to-day running of the features pages including regular contributors and liaising with the fashion desk over fashion content.
  • Set the agenda for what should be on readers’ radar in the weeks and months ahead.
  • Keep abreast of the cultural, lifestyle and sporting scene in London to identify trends and emerging talent.
  • Liaising with PRs, brands and London institutions for celebrity talent for cover shoots and interviews, or for exclusive content and imagery.
  • Attending/representing the title at openings and events that might generate ideas or contacts.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks with accuracy
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience of problem solving
  • Experience of presenting detailed data in a clear, succinct format, while highlighting the key points
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a busy environment
  • Experience of interaction with customers is a benefit
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About us

Recruiting a strong Junior Graphic Designer to work in the Digital team; to sit within the product team and report to the Lead Product Designer.

A fantastic opportunity to join an established national news media group with a fast-growing digital business and work on products at the heart of news consumption that are massive drivers of growth for the group.

The Team

The Product Team is responsible for defining the vision for the products that millions of our valued customers use every day.

We have a strong focus on effectively serving our users; on working closely with stakeholders across the commercial, editorial and development teams to create products that are beautiful, functional and profitable.

The Junior Graphic Designer will deliver visual assets for The Independent, Evening Standard and Homes & Property web products across mobile, desktop and tablet, as well as contributing to defining the look and feel of these sites.

You will be someone who likes to explore all aspects of digital design and may be expected to deliver user interfaces, icons, banners, page layouts, logos as well as anything else that contributes to the visual design of our properties.

You will work within brand guidelines, but also have the opportunity to explore new design concepts.

You will be confident in presenting your ideas to marketing teams, to stakeholders within the business and collaborating with all members of the product team and importantly, you will enjoy taking ownership of your work and ideas.

Responsibilities

● Production of high-quality graphic assets including but not limited to icons, mockups, online advertising formats, landing pages and article templates

● Use prototypes and low-fidelity mockups to communicate ideas in a short amount of time

● Drive attention-to-detail regarding design within the business to continually raise our bar of quality

● Help drive creative direction for on and off-site visual language

● Present your designs to internal stakeholders

● Keep up to date with design trends and understanding the influences of modern digital design

Candidate Experience/Skills

Required:
● Strong graphic design skills: typography, layout, colour, understanding of setup for print, using industry-standard software products such as Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-design.
● Able to bring your ideas to life both verbally and visually and comfortable presenting to other members of the team
● Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst being highly adaptable
● Solution-focused, proactive, resilient and able to use feedback as a tool to progress and improve.
● A love for visual storytelling
● Creative thinker who can translate strategic and marketing needs into beautiful brand work
● Expert eye for detail and pixel perfection
● Varied design experience showing you can take adapt a design or concept across a variety of channels

● Ability to work within brand guidelines and also understanding when to break them
● Effective communication skills
● Excellent problem solving through creative solutions
● Understanding of scope limitations to work within timelines


Desirable:


● Prototyping skills using software such as Marvel, Invision, Principle or others
● Familiarity with existing design frameworks such as Google’s Material
Design & Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines
● Motion Design skills
● Familiarity with news and media web design trends
● Understanding of web page structure including knowledge of HTML, CSS & Javascript

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and attach or send links to your portfolio

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About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, attracting a digital audience of over 100 million unique visitors a month. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

ESI Live produces some of the most coveted and respected Awards and events in the capital such as the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Progress 1000 and the Evening Standard Business Awards. We broke into the consumer event space in June 2017 with the now Award Winning London Food Month and have since launched premium passion led consumer events like the Evening Standard Speakeasy series and the Evening Standard ICON series. ESI Live also creates a host of bespoke events for clients.

About you

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and expertise:

  • Proven success in B2B and B2C event sponsorship sales and closing deals
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of the start to end sales process
  • Impeccable pipeline management and lead generation
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of brands and how they buy sponsorship
  • Knowledge of CRM systems, Ad Point is desirable
  • An up to date black book of current brand relationships
  • Experience in face-to-face meetings, presentation creation and proposal writing
  • Knowledge of lifestyle and F&B brand landscape

Job Purpose

To generate sponsorship sales across a variety of Evening Standard owned events. Responsible for creating key commercial relationships, meeting sponsorship targets and working across bespoke and consumer events within ESI Live.

Key responsibilities

To maximise sponsorship sales by creating new relationships and opportunities across the portfolio.

  • Consistently identify target brands and generate face-to-face meetings to establish new client relationships and sales
  • Perform contractual negotiations with clients through to signature
  • Manage the renewal of existing sponsorship partnerships
  • Support and work closely with head of Event of Event Sponsorship, Event Directors/Managers and Marketing to ensure commercial partnerships are in keeping with the event content
  • Maximise all potential revenue to achieve/exceed event targets
  • Deliver a consultative and tailored service to the client that meets all objectives in order to build long lasting client relationships.
  • Ensure that related admin and reporting is always up to date through Ad Point (CRM)
  • Maintain a good knowledge of competitor events and relevant sponsorships.
  • Weekly sales reporting to senior management

Skills and experience

  • Ability to network and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Confident sales hungry individual with ability to have a positive impact on the culture of the business
  • Team player with ability to understand all elements of the event portfolio.
  • Ability to handle pressure, be tenacious, remain professional and stay calm
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Strong record of accomplishment in a sales role.

Expected behaviours

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations. Closing date is 28th March.

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

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About us

ESI is an award-winning international media group and leading digital business. We reach more than 49 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions for passionate consumers online, on tablet, smartphone and in print.

The Operations team

The operations team consists of 3 main parts: Campaign management, Programmatic Operations and Ad technology. This Programmatic Optimisation Exec will be a part of a team of 4 and will have influence on other parts too. The operations team has grown from 2 to 10 members with in the span of last 2 years.

About you

  • Familiarity and understanding of current digital advertising offerings and products.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a high-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to deal and listen to people at all levels.
  • Support Sales teams with reports and analysis for campaign delivery and pitches.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft package including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as Google packages

Job purpose

The Sr. Programmatic Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the programmatic operations team, leading all the programmatic optimisation, data analysis, finance analysis, troubleshooting, helping with programmatic campaigns and playing a key role in programmatic strategy for ESI

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Work very closely with Operations Director
  • Overseeing and manage the programmatic operations and its strategy for UK, APAC and EMEA
  • Manage financial reconciliation
  • Work on several programmatic and operation related projects
  • Help Troubleshoot any programmatic set up and campaigns
  • Manage SSPs and Ad networks.

Day to Day Operations

  • Managing team and their motivation
  • Identify any issues and potential revenue opportunities
  • Troubleshoot PMPs and maximise their performance
  • Daily revenue tracking
  • Regularly compare campaign objectives vs. performance data and identify strategies for maximising advertiser ROI
  • Work collaboratively with Head of Programmatic and Operations Director on various programmatic strategy
  • 1st level troubleshooting of any ad creative issues that affect tracking, implementation, or reporting
  • Day to day contact with various SSPs, adnetworks and finding opportunities to grow more revenue

Expected behaviours

1. Leadership – These are challenging and changing times so it’s important you provide strong, clear direction and inspire and motivate your staff to deliver against objectives. You should be a trusted figure for your team so should always manage and engage with them with honesty and integrity

2. Commercial Awareness – Our managers must be able to identify where the market is going and what customers need in order to promote the best business models to deliver value whilst still ensuring a tight rein on finances.

3. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done

4. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment

5. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives

6. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality

7. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs

8. Information: Understanding the media space and publisher environment. Being aware of the industry, technology changes and its effect

Skills & experience

  • At least 5+ years’ experience working at a media company, SSP or ad network ideally in programmatic space.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a high-paced environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of RTB, audience data collection / tracking; ad network strategies and tactics, audience targeting best practice, ad serving, media reporting and analytics in web, mobile and video.
  • Experience in using Ad server, SSP, DMPs and working with ad networks.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, to prioritize work load and deliver accurate information on time to a high standard – and be comfortable under pressure and to work out of hours for issue resolution.
  • Strong business acumen and account management skills; financial and revenue accountability.
  • Robust analytical abilities and quantitative skills.
  • Key attention to detail and ability to spot issues.
  • Ability to take ownership and face challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent Excel skills (create custom formulas, pivot tables, macros, etc).
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Job Purpose

The Independent is looking for an Assistant News Editor to join its dynamic newsdesk. The successful candidate will be a team player with a deep understanding of all aspects of online journalism.

The job will entail homepage editing, commissioning content, attending news meetings, taking part in the planning process and project management. Part of the job will also be running the late desk between the hours of 5pm-2am, every third week, to ensure continuity of quality into the evening. As well as running the London news operation this position will also involve liaising with the US team and other staff across the world.

Applicants must also be capable of making late changes to The Independent Daily Edition app, and when necessary have the confidence to rip up the front page and start again.

Candidates with a strong background at a comparative title are encouraged to apply, equally applications from strong senior journalists looking to make the step to newsdesk are also welcome.

About You

  • At least two years of working on a comparative title
  • Excellent news sense
  • Proven track record for writing headlines and selecting images
  • A strong understanding of what makes a great splash
  • Understanding of all digital platforms and how to commission for each
  • Experience on a busy, prominent newsdesk

Key responsibilities

  • Commission, edit and prioritise news stories
  • Lead the London news team in the evenings
  • Edit the homepage
  • Make late changes and big calls on the daily edition app
  • Write engaging headlines for the homepage and daily edition app
  • Communicate with the US team and production team in London
  • Be clear, organised and communicative with the wider team
  • Make sure all essential stories are covered in the most engaging way possible
  • Be mindful of the ethos of the Independent and cover stories accordingly

Skills & experiences

  • A broad understanding of all sections – from news to features, obituaries to sport
  • Experience editing homepages or section pages
  • Clear communication style
  • Team player
  • A strong news industry professional
  • Ability to inspire a team and develop team-members’ skills and careers in order to collectively achieve business goals
  • Understanding of SEO. Social media, digital journalism
  • Experience using a CMS
  • Page layout/design skills
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and prioritise accordingly
  • Have the confidence to make big decisions, but also know when to raise the flag with the senior editorial team
  • Evidence of leading teams during major events
  • Ability to use tools such as liveblogs and break stories quickly
  • Know who to contact and in what in order in the event of breaking news
  • The ability to remain calm in pressured situations
  • Strong background as a journalist on a comparative title

Expected Behaviours

Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.

Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.

Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.

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