Careers.

Engaging. Strategic. Individuals.

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.

The role

Sport represents a huge opportunity for ESI Media, with readers across our brands enjoying credible, trusted journalism on multiple platforms.

Sport has been identified as an area for revenue growth for ESI Media and we aim to match high reader engagement with well thought out sponsorship opportunities for brands. The Sports Sponsorship Manager will be key in developing a future strategy and increasing revenue for our sport business.

You will be skilled across multi-platforms, have a good understanding of the media landscape and an appreciation of what works well for readers, providing the perfect balance to deliver effective campaigns for brands.

Reporting into the head of sponsorship, this forward facing and pro-active role will be instrumental in helping to build on a growing area of our business and key to ESI Media’s goal as being one of the most high profile and engaging media owners in the market place.

Revenue generation will be delivered around a focused sport sponsorship strategy and sales plan for 2019-20:

  • Grow sport sector again
    1. Increase revenue again with special focus on independent.co.uk
    2. Repeat football success with other sports (US sport)
    3. Increase brand count. Reduce risk of reliance on bookmakers
    4. Explore new platforms (Events, Video, Social etc)
  1. Improve reputation and profile
    1. Share knowledge and experience with rest of business
      1. Inspire more internally and externally
      2. Improve external profile – be targeted

The sport sponsorship manager will be ensuring that there is a spotlight on ESI Media’s business by developing memorable and exciting packages to engage with clients and agencies.

An ability to articulate our sport sponsorship offering in an informative, exciting and interesting way is a must as is forward planning, organisation, persistence, patience and a proven track record of closing business.

The sport sponsorship manager will represent all ESI Media brands and platforms working closely with all departments to consistently feed the pipeline.

An understanding of or background in editorial or content creation is essential as the sport sponsorship manager will be expected to work closely with both sports editorial and commercial teams to ensure they are fused with the ambitions of our clients and agencies.

The sport sponsorship manager will also be expected to have a strong knowledge in the fields of sport and business which have represented significant areas of growth in sponsorship over the past four years.

Ultimate success will be based on relationships being strong AND profitable.

The sport sponsorship manager will be responsible with generating revenue for sponsorship around the following key events: The Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games.

Role description

  • Pro-active – to continually identify, improve and increase the level of proactive ideas for key clients and categories. Selling directly to clients, senior agency buyers, partnership units within media agencies and directly to PR agencies and sports marketing agencies.
  • Tactical – To improve our revenue performance and reputation by responding to sports news, current affairs or market intelligence in real-time with relevant creative ideas to key clients and categories.
  • Planning – Demonstrating an understanding of the sporting calendar year and recognising that some sponsorships can take in excess of six months to close.
  • Collaboration - To work closely with sports editorial to identify new content opportunities within their particular area and sell these to appropriate customers.
  • Sales Strategy – To create a strategy that fits with the overall business objectives and strategic aims of the brands and made relevant for a portfolio of agencies. Focused on driving revenue and identify the tactics and activities that will make that happen.
  • Creative Reputation – To work with our marketing team to build engaging ways to interact with the creative and planning community.
  • Relationships - PR – To have unique relationships within the field of sports marketing and developing on the increased budgets now available to PR agencies.
  • Relationships - Agency - To have the gravitas and understanding of how to effectively position sponsorship ideas with senior planners in specialist sports and business teams.
  • Relationships - Client – Ability to build new client relationships based around the existing portfolio of official sponsors at key calendar events.
  • Platform agnostic – To be able to identify and explore the creative opportunities of all the platforms we represent.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

  1. Ability to create and execute against a clear strategy, galvanizing a multifunctional team around its purpose and its goals.
  • Builds strong and trusting strategic relationships across a significant stakeholder population to drive business performance forward, both internally and externally.
  • Innovative in outlook to use future trends to define current strategy.
  • Results focussed with experience of making a difference and winning business.

Skills, attitude and outlook

  • Creative
  • Proactive
  • Challenging
  • Passionate
  • Fresh thinker
  • Articulate
  • Energised
  • Motivated
  • Confident
  • Charismatic
  • Curious

To Apply

Please send us an updated CV and a cover letter with salary expectation, explaining why you feel you are suited to ESI Media group and this role.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

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Job Purpose

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an Account Executive to represent ESI Media group, selling our high value products and audiences to advertisers via programmatic channels.

The role will be based in our Manhattan office.

With a market leading proposition, deep agency relationships and the latest ad technologies, this role is set up for a driven, switched on Account Executive. You will feel confident pitching, presenting and responding to briefs, all with a consultative approach. Technical understanding is certainly a plus but more important is an ability to prospect and establish new relationships while meeting/exceeding quarterly revenue goals.

You will report to the US Head of Programmatic Partnerships, work closely with the traditional sales and operation teams and spend the majority of your time finding opportunities to maximize programmatic revenues across the ESI network.

You will already have a demonstrable track record in pitching programmatic solutions to agencies and advertisers as well as an ability to manage a pipeline to ensure successful delivery against quarterly revenue targets. Preference will be given to candidates who possess an established roster of advertiser and agency buyer contacts.

1-2 year’s minimum experience of selling to programmatic buyers is preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed quarterly programmatic revenue goals.
  • Build strong relationships with agency trading teams at relevant levels through regular communication, meetings and entertainment as appropriate
  • Propose, pitch and close business for new clients, establish and manage pipeline, maintain knowledge of industry trends and client activity
  • Work closely with Programmatic Operations team to ensure the full delivery and optimisation of campaigns
  • Analyse data and accumulate insights on campaign performance and market intelligence
  • Input into our programmatic trading strategy and help enhance our offering
  • Perform all other reasonable duties as requested by the US Head of Programmatic Partnerships and adhere to all company and departmental principles and guidelines

Key Requirements

  • 1 year + programmatic sales experience; ideally with a publisher, ad network, ad tech.
  • Strong contacts within digital buyers across DSPs, Trading desks, agency programmatic buying teams, and individual advertisers
  • Successful track record managing sales pipeplines and selling PG and PMP solutions.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in designing data enabled solutions and comfortable leveraging large data sets to inform optimizations.
  • Proficient in pitching data
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with multiple internal teams to facilitate channel revenue growth.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments across the media industry.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter attitude, proactively address challenges, and an unrelenting drive towards achieving success

To Apply

Please send us an updated CV and a cover letter with salary expectation, explaining why you feel you are suited to ESI Media group and this role.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

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About us:

Alongside its traditional portfolio, ESI Media has steadily built an impressive digital presence. Independent.co.uk is now the fastest growing quality news brand on the planet with over 95m monthly Unique Browsers.

This year will see a huge amount of investment across all digital sites, as well as mobile and tablet products, with considerable focus also on standard.co.uk looking to become the number one site for London echoing the success of the newspaper. As part of this investment ESI is looking to build a dynamic, best-in-class commercial team.

Job description:

Customer service, real-time optimisation and reporting will set ESI apart from our competitors and deliver increased revenue.

Reporting to the Digital Director you will be responsible for supporting the sales team to help create and deliver client success stories.

Innovation, attention to detail and service is key to this role. You will need to command the respect of both clients and colleagues and demonstrate knowledge of all digital advertising formats, solutions, project management and campaign management.

The team:

5x Digital Account Managers, 1x Digital Account Executive, 1x Digital Account Planner

Internal working relationships:

Publishing; Partnerships; Ad Ops; Data; Story Studio; Programmatic and Finance

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing all digital direct campaigns from start to finish – includes recommending best performing placements, audience segments, ad units etc. to support team responses
  • Real-time reporting to clients & agencies on performance of direct sold campaigns – includes communication re. optimisation, delivery and up-weights
  • Police and manage the digital campaign process with authority
  • Managing teams internally to ensure the digital campaign process is seamless
  • Support the Digital Agency Director and team with the upkeep of Google Docs – budget, trading sheets, sales activity
  • Work with Commercial Operations for financial reporting/analysis
  • Provide support for the Digital Agency Director on Adpoint including reporting on activities, generated pipeline by the sales team.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to create proposals and sales collateral

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 years digital media experience
  • Preferably from a pure-play digital sales background
  • Experienced in working with large digital campaigns that have used data led targeting
  • Ability to think and act conceptually and consultatively
  • Self - starting but recognition of when to ask for support
  • Excellent project management skills and acute attention to detail
  • Punctual, responsible and passionate about digital marketing
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Job purpose

ESI Media – Publishers of The Independent’s suite of digital products, The London Evening Standard and Broadcasters of London Live TV – are looking to recruit a Product Development Manager to work in the Digital Product team.

As Product Development Manager, you are part project manager, part product manager. You’re great at delivery but you want to be more involved in the strategic direction of the projects you deliver. You will play an integral part in developing the next generation of digital experiences for all newspaper titles. You will report to the Head of Product and have frequent and significant exposure to the senior management team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established national news media group with a fast-growing digital business. You will be working on products that are at the heart of news consumption and a massive driver of growth for the group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively take ownership of projects from inception to completion as part of the product development team
  • Work closely with designers and developers to develop, manage and deliver new and innovative digital product propositions
  • Support stakeholders to ensure their priorities are recognised within the roadmap
  • Influence decision-makers to ensure the right decisions are taken at the right time
  • Contribute to product strategy
  • Evaluate and understand market trends and client and customer needs to drive product development.
  • Manage cross-functional engagement and delivery of the agreed product development roadmap

Essential Skills & Experience Required:

    • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills & experienced in using analytics to drive Product decisions.
    • Motivated self starter; problem solver, enjoys creating something new. Action orientated with a clear focus on delivery.
    • Proven ability in dealing with and presenting to senior management teams
    • Experience of working within a fast-paced and deadline-focused environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Required Competencies:

    • Customer focus - dedicated to finding new ways to delight the customer and drive sales, committed to increasing customer satisfaction, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
    • Results focus - targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability
    • Creativity/innovation - generates new ideas, lateral thinking, challenges the status quo, supports change, solves problems creatively
    • Problem solving/judgment - recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, communicates decisions to others.
    • Planning - develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others
    • Initiative - tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
    • Organisational effectiveness - operates within the organisation's formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell projects and get things done in a complex multi-level organization.

Key Relationships

Head of Product

Product, Design and UX teams

MD Consumer

Managing Director, Digital

Editor(s)

Chief Digital Revenue Officer

Chief Data Officer

Chief Technology Officer

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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.
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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

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.

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.

Job purpose

Story Studio are looking for a Commercial Content Sub-editor to be responsible for the quality and accuracy of all written content produced by the commercial department.

About you

Essential:

  • Proven experience of editing, sub-editing and proofreading print and online content
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with tight, multiple deadlines
  • Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to work within set brand guidelines
  • Proactive – can spot potential issues and address them before they become problems

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the Evening Standard/Independent audience

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all created content is of excellent quality. This includes sub-editing native articles, advertorials, supplements, magazines, online hubs and social content
  • Subbing, meticulous fact checking, fitting copy
  • Writing creative heads, sells and captions
  • Writing/rewriting copy
  • Laying out templated content as and when required
  • Manage and update the house-style guide

Skills and experience

  • Fluent in InDesign, Photoshop and content management systems
  • Knowledge of branded content compliance

Expected behaviours

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good commercial acumen
  • Good team player
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible

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To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

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 Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US and are expanding to editions in other languages.

We’re looking for:

A talented and ambitious individual with experience delivering outstanding UI and visual designs for complex products; 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.

We’re looking for someone who has gained solid Visual and UI skills and experience across multiple platforms. You’ll be able to tell a great user story and clearly articulate the rationale for your work. We will expect you to be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of how to balance commercial and editorial requirements with a core focus on user-centric design.

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.

You will be hands on, designing digital display ads for our large campaigns, designing emails, enhancing digital customer experience wherever possible, as well as more traditional UI tasks.

About the role

  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Develop UI mock-ups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look
  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Working with the product lead and creative designer to incorporate a visual or brand identity into the finished product.
  • Prepare and present rough drafts and digital solutions to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Constantly looks to raise the creative bar for digital deliverables: campaigns, onsite and offsite experience, emails etc

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Developing and maintaining a robust UI brand guidelines.
  • Design and maintenance, making sure homepage, product pages, and other vital parts of the experience flow beautifully, communicate our mission, and the products simply and inspire conversion.
  • Work closely with the creative designer to ensure consistency and cohesion throughout all brands and products.
  • Support with illustration and animation to add personality and clarity for our campaigns.
  • Work with product team to deliver UI design consistency across all touchpoints.
  • Work with Product Lead and Creative designer to conceptualise and deliver art direction for campaigns, across all social and digital marketing collateral.
  • Bring new and exciting developments, design practices and ideas to the product team to inspire them.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

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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Job Purpose

We are looking for a talented news desk journalist to join one of the fastest growing websites in the UK.

The Evening Standard online is breaking audience records every month as it continues to assert itself as one of the leading news brands in the UK. We are now seeking a Number 2 on the news desk to build on the significant progress already made this year.

You will help run the desk and lead the team of talented reporters who deliver a daily package of breaking news and event-driven stories. This role operates as part of a 24/7 shift pattern including evenings and weekends.

Requirements

  • You will have significant digital content experience
  • A proven track record in delivering exclusive, original and high-quality content, news stories and projects
  • A keen news sense and an appreciation of what type of content works well online and across social media
  • Experience in stepping in for a news editor and taking responsibility for briefing and leading other reporters
  • Experience at dealing with other section editors and news execs on the paper to ensure smooth communication and execution of content packages
  • Be adept at producing fast and accurate copy on breaking stories
  • Have an understanding of and practical ability to carry out picture and video editing skills.
  • Have an understanding of the key role data analytics play in story selection and execution and familiarity with the tools which assist this
  • Ensure that all content is of the highest possible standard and adheres to ‘house-brand’ requirements, with an awareness of the readers’ point of view.
  • Ensure legal and taste and decency obligations are adhered to.
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About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of over 23m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and our sister company London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US providing a full media service for advertisers, including events, ad sales, partnerships, sponsorships, promotions, production, design and campaign delivery across both publishing and digital platforms.

Finance Team – Management Accounts

The finance team consists of approximately 18 people covering management and financial accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable. The Finance Department looks after 5 companies within the Group – Evening Standard Ltd, (ESL) Independent Print Ltd (IPL), Independent Digital News and Media Ltd (DIG), Independent News and Media Inc. (DUS) London Live (ETV).

About you

· The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing their day and workload and ideally have experience using Adpoint and SUN Systems.

· Have the ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal.

· Be able to demonstrate prioritising your workload.

· Have previous experience in finance positions

· A desire to study and complete a professional accounting qualification

Job purpose

An accounting role providing insight and analysis on various departments including Marketing, Production, Classified costs and Other Revenue to help make business decisions that maximise revenues and net profit for the group. In addition, the role contributes to daily and weekly reporting and some group functions including payroll.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Provide support and assist in Daily, Weekly, Monthly reporting and analysis
  • Allocate invoices correctly, liaising with external suppliers and customers where necessary
  • Preparation of accrual and prepayment journal entries, developing in depth knowledge to provide month end analysis
  • Provide ad hoc analysis to support decision making
  • Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Contribute to a strong and effective financial control environment
  • Any other duties to support the finance function
  • Reconciliation of purchasing credit cards
  • Provide support with budget/forecast building
  • Undertake ad-hoc duties as required including completion of ONS surveys
  • Produce surveys for National Statistics Office
  • System updates and analysis – Adpoint/ V1/ SunSystems
  • Support the preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Liaise with auditors, answering queries and providing documentation

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous finance experience essential, including Accounts payable and/or Accounts receivable
  • Media industry experience advantageous
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Planning and organisations skills are essential, prioritisating needs as required when working to strict deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to easily identify data anomolies
  • Ability to use initiative, anticipate issues and develop common sense, practical solutions to deliver high quality output to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with many stakeholders and prioritise workload appropriately
  • Influencing, facilitation and communication skills at all levels characterised by a diplomatic and consultative approach.
  • A team player with the confidence to develop good relationships with senior management teams and across the company
  • Planning and organisations skills are essential, prioritisating needs as required when working to strict deadlines
  • Entry level (CA, ACCA, CIMA) with a strong academic record
  • Strong IT, Excel and Word skills are essential
  • Ability to present financial information in a clear and concise manner to a non-financial audience; Intermediate to advanced excel, PowerPoint skills
  • SUN accounts, Q&A, Contextual and Adpoint experience is preferable but not essential
  • Interest in the Media sector and appreciation for the business as a whole

Skills & experience

  1. 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.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, with a cross-platform reach of 23.1m. Our brands include the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The Evening Standard continues to expand after yet another record-breaking month as the UK’s fastest growing news site.

We are looking for an ambitious reporter to join a fast-paced 24/7 operation, covering not just the capital’s breaking stories but also serving our ever-growing UK and global audiences.

This role comprises three overnight shifts a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but you will initially work a five-day week shift to gain familiarity with the site.

The role requires a confident, self-motivator who is experienced at identifying and developing stories that represent the Standard’s brand.

Skills and experience required

  • Fast and accurate coverage of breaking stories
  • Ability to write clean, compelling and accurate copy
  • Experience at publishing on a web CMS
  • Understanding and regular use of social media
  • Experience of using analytics platforms

Expected behaviours

  • Brimming with ideas and enthusiasm
  • Responsive delivery – work to specified traffic targets and commercial objectives
  • Collaboration – ability to build and maintain positive and supporting working relationships with colleagues, helping to create an inclusive and professional work environment
  • Initiative – effort to continuously update own knowledge and skill-set to support the achievement of business objectives
  • Flexible – able to work in a smart, flexible and focussed way, and be open to change, while also suggesting ideas for improvements

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations. Closing date is Friday 12th April 2019.

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 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. In June 2017 we launched into the consumer events space with the now Award Winning London Food Month. ESI Live also creates a host of bespoke events for clients.

About you

  • You will be motivated to secure significant income for our live events and commercial brand partnerships, ensuring targets are met, while observing the integrity of our events, managing relationships and ensuring all sponsorships and partnerships are delivered to the highest standard.
  • You will have a consistent record in driving and developing sponsorship strategies to attract and retain sponsors, a strong understanding of the marketing, sponsorship and events role within the marketing mix, will have developed many high-level contacts in the sponsorship industry over a number of years and will thrive in managing, inspiring and mentoring teams.

Job purpose

Working in a fast-paced commercial environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and owning the sponsorship and partnerships strategy and will manage the sponsorship team, to ensure it meets all its financial targets and all aspects of commercial development and sponsorship across the business.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Managing Director and other senior managers to set the vision for the events business.
  • Develop the events sponsorship strategy and plans and oversee implementation.
  • Manage and deliver a growing income budget of £3.5m.
  • Manage the sponsorship team to ensure it meets all its financial targets.
  • Actively and intelligently develop appropriate new sponsorship opportunities and commercial brand partnerships.
  • Work with colleagues to develop propositions, scope proposals and oversee the 'go-to market’ strategy for new events and then coordinate delivery to the highest standard.
  • Ensure exceptional value for sponsors across all activities and champion high-quality account management across the team.
  • Day-to-day management and development of a team of two commercial sponsorship managers.
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to the team as needed.
  • Clear understanding of the future of live brand experiences.
  • Passionate in pushing innovation & creative brand solutions within the live experience sector
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the ESI Media audiences, their challenges, passions and how to engage with the them through live experiences

Skills and experience

  • Passionate about live experiences and complete belief in the power of live experiences.
  • A consistent record in driving and developing event sponsorship strategies to attract and retain sponsors.
  • Excellent people management skills, leading and managing a team, setting clear objectives and managing performance.
  • Commercial flair with ability to spot and capitalise on profitable opportunities.
  • Experience negotiating complex multi-channel event sponsorships and partnerships at senior level.
  • Strong influencer and negotiator who is skilled in winning new business.
  • The gravitas required to get buy-in at the most senior level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, able to communicate in an engaging way.
  • Exceptional account management and client liaison skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing skills, flair, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Tenacious, determined and realistic.
  • A strong understanding of the market, competing events and the engagement of brands already committed to similar events
  • An extraordinary “little black book” of active contacts
  • The practical actions required to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements
  • Commitment to work as part of a team.
  • A proactive and energetic approach to work.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations.

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

Apply

The Team

ESI Media is the commercial department for the London Evening Standard, The Independent and TV channel, London Live.

The Story Studio division within ESI Media commercial is made up of commercial editors, designers and project managers meeting the increased demand for solutions partnerships and sponsorships.

Job purpose

The role will report to the Head of Project Management and share in the delivery of cross-media projects: from one-off advertorials to long-term partnerships which may require liaising with Events, Promotions and digital specialists.

Project managers work across our whole portfolio of titles, covering ESI’s main media (print and digital including social media and video).

Skills

  • Excellent precision and attention to detail.
  • Pro-active team player.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Fast worker.
  • Curious and discerning mind.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Skilled interpreter of briefs.
  • Project risk aware.

Experience & Requirements

  • Circa 3+ years project management experience.
  • Media owner background an advantage.
  • Creative agency or client (marketing projects) background also considered.
  • Client facing experience.
  • Proven ability to manage internal and external resources.
  • Proven ability to manage, control and deliver successful and profitable projects/campaigns.
  • Creation of production and campaign timelines.
  • Eye for design.
  • Good understanding of digital creative and platforms.
  • Optimising live campaigns.
  • Social media project experience.

Expected behaviours

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

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

Apply

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