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.

About the role:

The Evening Standard is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Showbiz Editor to lead a team covering the biggest celebrity news and TV stories. The role is responsible for all digital showbiz news output and works across both print and digital. The post holder will regularly contribute to and feature in print.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with teams from SEO to social as well as the picture and video departments to create eye-catching and up-to-date content as well as growing the sections
  • Be confident in leading a team including pitching, attending conferences and conducting meetings and subbing copy to a high standard
  • Managing and mentoring staff
  • Spotting great stories and interesting angles, from original content to trending stories ahead of competitors
  • Plan all relevant content and coordinate planning with other sections online and in print
  • Being confident in covering live events and securing exclusives
  • Contributing to the Evening Standard’s newspaper as well as online
  • Ability to produce fast, accurate and engaging content and cover breaking news stories in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Generate original ideas and creative thinking to keep us one-step ahead of rivals
  • When appropriate coordinate with colleagues in events and commercial departments

Key requirements:

• Strong news sense and passion for TV and entertainment, from Doctor Who and Game of Thrones to Kim Kardashian and Holly Willoughby

• At least two years’ experience reporting on entertainment for a digital media outlet, and able to demonstrate some experience managing people

• Excellent attention to detail for spelling and grammar as well having a lively and engaging writing style

• Ability to work fast and deliver content to a high standard under pressure

• Good contacts and social skills to secure content

• Being able to conduct interviews, including on camera

• Pro-active and on board to be flexible with shift patterns including some weekends to cover big TV shows and events

• Video editing is a bonus

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About us

ESI Media is constantly evolving as a data-informed business, and the data team is growing in line with the needs of the company. Globally The Independent and the Evening Standard websites now attract over 125 million unique users a month. A Customer Services Executive is needed to support the award-winning editorial, data, commercial and technology teams to ensure the readers of The Independent, Indy 100 and Evening Standard receive excellent customer service

The data team

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.

About you

• Educated to degree level

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Particular attention to detail.

• Excellent problem-solving skills.

• Curiosity and a questioning nature.

• Strong collaborative skills.

• Proficient user of Excel.

Job purpose:

The successful candidate will be part of a small Customer Services team within the broader Data team, dealing with a wide range of queries including editorial, technical, commercial, subscriptions and registrations.

This vacancy requires an outstanding communicator who is comfortable dealing with customers online and, to a small extent, over the telephone. They must be willing to learn how content is published both from an editorial as well as a technical perspective, the brand values of the two newspapers and who their customers are, in order to provide the optimal help and guidance to this group.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Identify and assess customers’ needs in order to achieve efficient query workflows.
  • Resolve product or service problems by clarifying the customer's complaint, determining the cause of the problem, selecting and explaining the best solution, expediting correction or adjustment and following up to ensure resolution.
  • Build sustainable relationships and trust with customers through open and interactive communication.
  • Analyse queries and trends so underlying problems can be speedily identified and fixed.
  • Report back to the product team about common trends and problems.
  • Handle the processing of subscription orders and queries which include subscription set-ups, password/username resets, lapsed subscriptions, cancellations, refunds, customer data updates.
  • Manage the processing of technical app queries which can include app updates, in-app purchases, push notifications control, app performance, minimum hardware/software requirements.
  • Update self-help documents so customers/employees can try to fix problems themselves.
  • Attract potential customers by answering product and service questions and upselling where appropriate.
  • Produce a weekly report which analyses queries, monitors KPIs and trends and provides insights.

Expected behaviors

  • 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.
  • 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.

Essential

  • The ability to effectively communicate technical solutions, outputs and resolutions to a non-technical audience.
  • The ability to represent the company externally to readers using excellent communication and empathy skills.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Curiosity and a questioning nature.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Proficient user of Excel.

Desirable

  • Experience in customer services
  • Understanding of digital media, social media and news publishing
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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 Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US.

The data team

The ESI Media data department provides analysis, reporting and insight across The Independent and Evening Standard brands, enabling the business to make data-informed decisions. It also includes certain customer-facing teams dealing with registrations, subscriptions, customer services and CRM. The privacy executive will also work with the Head of Legal and the Data Protection Officer as required.

About you

  • Passionate and pragmatic about data privacy
  • Interested in digital advertising market
  • Digitally-savvy
  • Comfortable working across all business functions
  • Highly motivated, results orientated
  • Exhibits a high level of integrity and trust

JOB PURPOSE:

The Privacy executive will help ESI Media to comply with GDPR across all business divisions. This will include helping to develop policies, education programmes and other key documentation.

KEY RESPONSIIBLITES & ACCOUNTABILITES

 To keep all privacy-related processes and associated policies up-to-date and easily accessible to the business.

 To administer the privacy education and training programme for all staff members and new starters (and to help develop training materials as appropriate).
 To support the commercial sales teams with maintaining the record of processing, and ensuring DPAs with all trading partners are complete.
 To help run and monitor processes relating to subject access requests and account deletions.
 To support the completion of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs).
 To participate in monthly Information Governance Steering Committee meetings.
 To develop best practice in privacy across the business.
 To act as a liaison between our outsourced IT suppliers, operations team and wider business for all privacy matters.
 To maintain current knowledge of applicable privacy rules and guidance.
 To attend external events where appropriate to represent ESI Media’s interests.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS

• 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.

• 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.

Essential

• Educated to degree level

• Good working knowledge of privacy rules and guidance

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ambitious, mature self-starter, able to work in a fast-paced environment

• Ability to engage and work well with a wide range of teams, both internal and external

• Excellent problem-solving skills

• Reliable, flexible and highly organised

• Ability to prioritise workload

Preferred

  • Previous experience in a privacy role
  • Previous experience in a B2C media or ecommerce business
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About the role:

ESI Media is constantly evolving as a data-informed business. A Senior Data Analyst is needed to ensure the newsroom has an analytics environment which meets current business needs and future aspirations of the editorial teams.

This role requires an outstanding Analyst who can provide regular and proactive business insights to the content team from a variety of data sources used by the publisher, in particular social media and video analytics. It is also the role of the Senior Data Analyst to respond to and shape requests from key stakeholders for data that can be applied to these business areas to improve customer engagement and retention, shape product development and increase revenues.

The candidate needs to be able to distinguish between the delivery of data and the delivery of insights that are of use to the business.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Analytics Manager, the candidate’s key responsibilities include:

  • Compilation of regular and proactive editorial and management insight reports from key data sources, specialising in social media and video analytics.
  • Building bespoke BI dashboards for various business stakeholders to help report key performance metrics from multiple data sources
  • Identification of key audience or interest-based trends and insights from the data sources which could have product development or business applications, and working closely with the relevant content and business teams to act on the findings.
  • Ensuring analysis and actionable insights for the newsroom fit with business objectives, and proactively identifying publishing trends, areas of opportunity, efficiencies and support for the changing nature of digital content publishing.
  • Identification of the structure and breadth of specific project requirements which deliver value to key editorial business areas.
  • Introduction of best practise methods for control measurement and test and learn approaches to projects.
  • Working closely with the Head of Data Analytics, Commercial Data Manager and CRM Manager to ensure best practise use of data and the co-ordination of insights.
  • Rapidly develop proficient working knowledge of all databases and platforms used within the company.
  • Handle all data securely and responsibly, observing the Data Protection Act and Company Code of Conduct.
  • Helping non-data oriented colleagues understand where analysis can help support their objectives

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • In-depth knowledge of the use and application of Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics, a social media analytics tool such as Newswhip or Crowdtangle, and a video analytics tool such as Brightcove or similar.
  • Experience building custom dashboards using dedicated BI tools, e.g. Google Data Studio, Domo, Tableau, Looker etc
  • The ability to clearly communicate technical requirements, outputs and business issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Proven experience of successfully applying actionable data insights to editorial business areas, particularly social media, video and audience development teams.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Curiosity and a questioning nature.

Desirable

  • The ability to work on multiple projects and manage conflicting demands.
  • Experience within a newsroom environment.
  • An understanding of business applications of data.
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Reports to: Group Financial Controller

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.

Finance Team

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

About you

· The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing and prioritising their day and workload and have experience using SUN Systems & Q&A analysis module

· Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal

· Strong IT skills, including Excel

· Experience in management accounting and FP&A which include all aspects of account preparation and analysis, costs control, planning and budgeting

· Interest in financial accounting and controls which would include statutory accounts preparation & tax reporting

· A qualified accountant ACA/ACCA (or other overseas equivalent)

Job purpose

Role which will support the Group Financial Controller in managing finance and accounting operations across the Group companies. The role has a unique perspective as it includes elements of corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, financial planning as well as maintenance of internal control policies and procedures and a strong control environment.

Key responsibilities

· Financial accounting

· Responsible for the monthly reporting of group holding companies

· Support the year end Group consolidation and annual financial statements process including drafting financial accounts and related notes

· Involvement in the timetabling and preparation of annual budgets/forecasts

· Be a key contact for the auditors and tax advisors as part of the annual financial audit; answering queries and providing documentation

· Deputise where necessary for the Group Financial Controller

· Regulation & compliance

· Preparation of quarterly VAT returns (including EU MOSS) as well as other tax returns for group companies

· Responsible for insurance returns of the Group which includes liaising with the business to gather relevant information

· Providing analysis and information for the Group’s Research & Development submissions

· Key contact for information in respect of UK and US tax and compliance returns

· Systems

· Maintenance of exchange rates in all finance related systems

· Creation & maintenance of budget templates and other systems generated templates as required by the finance team

· Continuous improvement of monthly and weekly templates

· Custodian of master data in all finance related systems

· Regular audit checks of all systems, specifically including Contextual

· Other

· Contribute to a strong and effective financial control environment

· Adopt a business partnering approach when interacting with key stakeholders, providing ad hoc analysis and modelling to support decision making and projects across all Group companies

· Create additional management reporting information across the group as required

· Other ad-hoc duties as required

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. Closing date is 12th July 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.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

Hours: Your working week will be 3-4 days.

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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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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Job description

We are looking for a highly creative and versatile Mid-weight Designer to support our internal Consumer Marketing team. As the lead designer for marketing, y ou’ll interpret and implement the creative vision for a broad range of marketing materials, assets and advertising campaigns – both print, digital, social and motion taking direction from the Head of Consumer Marketing.

The successful candidate must be willing to develop ideas and executions from an initial brief and therefore have experience in presenting ideas and concepts, sourcing feedback and then working final versions/variants for approval.

The Role

The role sits within the Product Team who are 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.

You’ll be confident in producing and art-working files ready for print. Experience in digital and social media design is also crucial, as you will be expected to create assets for online and digital display ads, email campaigns, both static and moving image.

About you

The successful candidate must have strong attention to detail, and ability to identify creative consistency across colour, typography, composition and layout, and other essential design principles. You’ll be excellent at idea generation and visualisation whilst having the ability to creative engaging visuals that adhere to brand guidelines.

You’ll be confident in presenting your ideas to marketing teams, 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 whilst championing the brand. You will be able to quickly translate briefs and business needs into engaging visual content and be comfortable working across a range of styles.

Overview of core role responsibilities:

● Developing and maintaining robust brand marketing guidelines, ensuring a consistent and high standard of The Independent, Evening Standard and other subsidiary brands’ style and tone of voice is maintained across all design solutions

● Exploration and conceptualising for both marketing and editorial campaigns that are relevant for our target audience which will involve development and execution of creative assets that can be used for both customer acquisition and retention journeys.

● Working on live BAU projects for marketing across platforms (Web, App, Email and Social etc) as part of overarching campaigns.

● Assess current email templates and present new designs to improve overall engagement rates (open, clicks and unsubscribes)

● Design and produce assets to be used at all Subscriber Events (tickets, flyers, billboards etc)

● Produce print assets to be included within our own titles as well as third party Publishers

● Work with our Product Lead and Creative Designer to conceptualise and deliver art direction for product launches and development

Mandatory requirements and experience:

● 4+ years experience within a fast paced integrated environment

● Degree level professional qualification in design or equivalent

● Worked in a B2C environment (brandside) with both creative and commercial

experience

● Knowledge of best graphic design practices

● Be a creative thinker with an exceptional design and creative eye

● Good typographic skills

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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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Job purpose

The Independent is recruiting a Deputy Premium Editor to take a leading role in commissioning and editing exclusive content for subscribers.

The job will include regular duty editing of the Daily Edition – our subscriber app – so candidates will need to be brilliant headline writers, have experience presenting and packaging editorial products and be confident being in charge. The successful candidate will also be brimming with ideas for exclusive long-reads, features and analysis.

Key responsibilities

  • Duty editing of Daily Edition (note: working week likely to be Sunday to Thursday)
  • Commissioning and editing exclusive content for subscribers
  • Deciding on packages of content
  • Working closely with all editorial departments to ensure copy deadlines are met
  • Working with marketing on promotions
  • Feeding into events and other subscriber benefits

Skills and experience

    • Track record across news and features
    • Experience presenting and packaging editorial products (magazines, newspapers, websites or apps)
    • At least two years of experience working on a comparative title
    • Proven track record of writing headlines and selecting pictures

Expected behaviours

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.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations. Closing date is 5th July 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.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer

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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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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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