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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 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.

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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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The role

The successful candidate will be on the front line, taking London Live to market across multiple platforms and maximising this opportunity.

Key objectives will be to quickly establish revenue in your business portfolio, build and maintain relationships and deliver new revenue streams from London agencies.

ESI Media is looking for a high-caliber individual who has a good combination of business acumen, engaging sales personality combined with ambition

Key roles and responsibilities

This is commercial role tasked with monetising the London Live proposition to agencies within your business patch. This will require a level of understanding of the working of broadcast sales to position the role of London Live both in the context of the TV and multimedia marketplace:

  • Generate revenue and establish new business
  • Manage a portfolio of accounts
  • Achieve company objectives and targets
  • Develop, establish and maintain strong agency relationships (planners, buyers and other functions)
  • Identify revenue generating opportunities and implement them
  • Reach out to client leads through cold calling
  • Predominately external facing to present, promote and sell commercial opportunities
  • Create and deliver bespoke presentations to clients
  • Report client activity to the Sales Director
  • Administration; which may include booking commercial advertising, and social media posts

Skills

  • Relationship building - be a positive ambassador for London Live and ESI Media
  • Commercial acumen – focused on incremental revenue generation from a known/new client base
  • Creative thinking – ability to identify opportunities and develop new initiatives
  • Goal orientation – focused on setting and exceeding personal, team and organisational goals
  • Sales – strong experience and expertise in the psychology of selling
  • Interpersonal skills – effectively communicating, building rapport and relating to others at all levels. Adept at networking and able to socialize productively

Experience

  • Strong sales background
  • A proven track record in delivering revenue

What sort of person are you?

Must be a confident and credible individual, enthusiastic, self-motivated and with self-set high standards of workmanship. Possess the gravitas and personal characteristics to communicate at all levels when dealing with agencies and all teams involved in the process

  • Always show initiative and enterprise
  • Numerate
  • Ability to think and act creatively and laterally
  • Ability to have fun and socialize productively
  • Highly motivated, target driven and hungry to succeed in a competitive media landscape

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.

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

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

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.

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About us

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

The Operations team

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

About you

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

Job purpose

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

Key responsibilities

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

Day to Day Operations

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

Skills and experience

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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 video team:

You’ll be joining a high-performing video team at an exciting time of development, with an ambition to create best-in-class video content for multi-platform delivery

About you:

• Min. 2 years’ experience in a news environment

• Combination of journalism and video production skills

• Strong news sense with a creative approach to storytelling

• Creative, fast and efficient with a no-fuss attitude

• An active interest in online/multi-platform video content

• Willingness to work a 5/7 shift pattern, including at weekends, early/late or unsociable hours

• Willingness to travel when required

Job purpose:

You will be one of three video journalists sourcing, creating and publishing video content for Standard.co.uk and associated platforms. Reporting to the Video News Editor you will be making fast-turnaround video content as well as evergreen explainers and news video packages

Key responsibilities:

• Identifying, verifying and sourcing news video clips, including handling copyright permissions for UGC content

• Fast-turnaround editing of news clips, third party footage in response to the daily news agenda

• Editing clips in Adobe Premier & CC software

• Publishing clips to CMS and video hosting platforms, with appropriate use of metadata

• Generating & pitching ideas for explainers and original video content, taking into account desk requirements and video analytics data

• Producing, shooting, and editing high-quality video content for Standard.co.uk and associated social platforms

• Creation of original graphics- and archive-led explainers around news and lifestyle subjects

• Monitoring and responding to video & website analytics to ensure optimised placement of content

Skills and experience:

· Working understanding of UK media law as pertains to video content creation and publishing

· Experience working in a fast-paced newsroom with proven ability to deliver to pressing deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

· Research skills - identifying newsworthy stories, finding compelling contributors and coming up with regular video story ideas

· Provable use of online research tools and social media search functions

· Strong communication skills, including ability to pitch stories well

· Experience writing video scripts, pitches and treatments, including writing pithy on-screen copy and voiceover

· Self-shooting video to a professional standard using DSLRs, including competent lighting, composition and shooting for the edit

· Fast, efficient editing in Adobe Premier Pro. Working knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop and Audition desirable.

· Familiarity with news wires and clipping services

· Experience with Content Management Systems, including video hosting systems, with an understanding of metadata

· Experience using video and article analytics to inform creative decisions

· Understanding of best practices in content production for multi-platform distribution

Expected behaviours: (how the remit is delivered, add any additional required).

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 3rd 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 hours will be 40 hours per week.

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

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 - Accounts Payable Team

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. (US) London Live (ETV).

Job purpose

You will join the accounts payable team (of three people in total) to process all invoices, expenses and payments for ESI Media

About you

  • The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, a logical approach to managing their day and workload and ideally have experience using SUN Systems and invoice authorisation workflows.
  • Have the ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbal.
  • Be able to demonstrate prioritising your workload.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Check and process purchase invoices within agreed deadlines
  • Manage direct debit payments
  • Check and process staff expenses claims within agreed deadlines
  • Efficiently deal with supplier and contributor queries
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Process bulk payment runs via online Lloyds banking system and B4B
  • Process ad-hoc payments on the online payments system
  • Process foreign payments on the online payments system
  • Undertake adhoc duties as required

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.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of SUN V6 Accounts and V1 Document Authorisation System
  • Previous Accounts Payable experience
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
  • 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;

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.

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.

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.

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The role

The Independent is looking for a Commissioning Editor to join its award-winning Voices desk. The successful candidate will be a team player with an excellent and diverse contacts book, a passion for representing varied opinions on the biggest news stories of the day, and a good knowledge of all aspects of digital journalism including social media and SEO.

We are looking for someone who reads the news compulsively; who has an opinion on everything but also has the ability to work fairly and diplomatically with people who might hold opposing views to their own; who prides themselves on snappy headline-writing and excellent copy-editing; and who can engage audiences in innovative ways.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the co-editors as a member of a close-knit team delivering a diverse list of opinion pieces each day
  • Suggesting ideas for news-hooked articles each day (as well as potential writers to commission)
  • Attending meetings to represent the desk when needed
  • Writing opinion pieces when called upon
  • Commissioning writers appropriate for a wide range of different subjects
  • Helping with speaking events, podcasts and videos
  • Maintaining good relationships with long-standing columnists and guiding ideas for their weekly columns

About you

  • Experience of working in comment journalism, or for a mainstream publication in a related capacity
  • Proven track record in building new audiences and introducing exciting writers to a digital space
  • Strong understanding of social media
  • Resilient and friendly in a busy newsroom with competing demands
  • Confident in writing and on the phone checking facts with organisations and reaching out to politicians and prominent public figures
  • Experience using a CMS
  • Excellent writer with the ability to turn around an opinion piece at short notice if needed
  • Happy to communicate across different desks and mindful of how an opinion story can collaborate with news, video, features and any other section
  • Good at timekeeping and used to turning work around quickly but accurately
  • Ability to use Trello, Slack, Chartbeat and other similar tools

Desirable

  • Experience of working on video journalism and/or podcasts in addition to written journalism
  • Qualification or training in media law and ethics

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

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

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

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.

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.

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The role

The Independent is looking for a deputy editor to join its award-winning Voices desk. The successful candidate will be a team player with an excellent and diverse contacts book, a passion for representing varied opinions on the biggest news stories of the day, and a good knowledge of all aspects of digital journalism including social media and SEO. You will act as deputy to two co-editors who job share across our UK and US offices, and will be expected to run the UK team in their absence.

The right candidate will have leadership experience and will feel comfortable managing a busy national desk with a demanding daily output. We are looking for someone who can work fairly and diplomatically with people who might hold opposing views to their own; who prides themselves on snappy headline-writing and excellent copy-editing; and who can engage new audiences in innovative ways.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the editors as a member of a close-knit team delivering a diverse list of opinion pieces
  • Suggesting ideas for news-hooked articles each day, commissioning our world-class columnists and bringing in new writers
  • Deputising for the editors during absences and holidays including attending daily news conferences and other meetings to represent the desk when needed
  • Writing opinion pieces, bringing a distinctive style and new audience to the desk
  • Helping to organise speaking events, commission podcasts and direct video journalism

About you

  • At least five years’ experience working in comment journalism or news analysis for a mainstream newspaper or news website
  • Proven track record in building new audiences and introducing exciting writers to a digital space
  • Strong understanding of social media
  • Resilient and friendly in a busy newsroom with competing demands
  • Confident in working with high profile names in British journalism and reaching out to politicians and prominent public figures
  • Experience using a CMS
  • Excellent writer, with the ability to turn around an opinion piece at short notice
  • Happy to communicate across different desks and mindful of how an opinion story can collaborate with news, video, features and any other section
  • Good at timekeeping and used to work fast and with accuracy

Desirable

  • Experience of working on video journalism and/or podcasts, in addition to written journalism
  • Qualification or training in media law and ethics
  • Ability to use Trello, Slack, Chartbeat and other similar digital tools

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

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

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

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.

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.

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You will be able to

  • Work quickly and accurately on a range of stories – news, comment, features, business
  • Spot and eradicate errors/typos and make improvements to copy
  • Write good headlines and page furniture
  • Be comfortable with digital working (prior knowledge is essential)
  • Work to tight deadlines on daily edition
  • Work within a team, adapting quickly to changes
  • Deputise for the chief sub-editor on occasion

Key responsibilities

  • The senior sub-editor must tidy up and polish stories on the website, check spelling and grammar, and ensure house style is followed and intros are tight and well-written.
  • All sub-editors must enrich articles by ensuring there are links to related stories, ‘read more’ boxes, pictures and galleries. Ultimately, the aim is to keep the user on the site for longer.
  • The senior sub-editor is part of the team creating the Independent Daily Edition mobile app. Articles (mainly but not exclusively from the website) will be prepared with appropriate style and furniture for the app. An eye for detail and presentation will be key to this part of the role.
  • The senior sub-editor will on occasion deputise for the chief sub-editor, overseeing the edition on certain days (including some weekends); liaising with the app editor and other desks to maintain copy flow and ensure deadlines are met; revising pages, headlines and captions; and ensuring the edition is ready for sign-off. Ability to provide guidance to subs on style and other matters will be an advantage

Skills and experience

  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Good general knowledge of current affairs
  • Flexibility, can-do attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Digital experience would be an advantage for this role, but not essential. There would be opportunities to write and contribute in other areas.
  • Shift work including weekends. Extend vigilance across compliance and ethical status.

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.

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

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

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.

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.

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Job Role

Evening Standard Insider is looking for a brilliant junior writer to join its New York team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the editorial teams in both London and New York to write and source news stories, interviews and features for the site. Strong pop culture knowledge, a love of the royals and a nose for a great story are essential. The candidate must be willing when required to work evening and weekend shifts (particularly during awards season) to cover parties and events.

The ES Digital Features team

The Evening Standard’s Digital Features team incorporates four key pillars: Lifestyle, GO London, Shopping and Insider, which focusses on celebrity, VIP society and style content. Each section is committed to delivering the latest news, reviews and features on the newest trends and topical issues. We deliver quality cross-platform content for a global urban audience.

The dynamic, fast-growing team covers a wide spectrum of subjects from restaurants and bars to fashion, travel, tech and fitness. We also champion the arts and entertainment.

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience of entry-level writing on a relevant publication
  • Speed and accuracy in a fast-paced digital media environment
  • A passion for Insider’s content pillars: royals, celebrities and luxury lifestyle

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.

Location: You will be based at our New York office, please only apply if you are BASED in the US

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.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer 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.

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About us

ESI Media is an innovative multichannel media business, with a cross-platform reach of 24.9M readers – up 15% year on year. Our brands include The Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. We have offices based in the UK and US and have expanded to editions in other languages.

The team

The Content and Syndication Teams are responsible for licensing ESI content and manage high revenue relationships with a range of publishers, digital partners and other content providers. The Independent has partnered with Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) in a joint venture to launch four Independent-branded sites in Arabic, Turkish, Urdu and Persian.

Job purpose

You will support the Content and Syndication Teams by reviewing content used by partners on English and non-English language websites. The role also involves assisting other team members in providing feeds and client support and may require weekend and out-of-hours working.

About you

  • Experienced translator from Urdu to English and vice versa
  • Ability to work accurately and present reports in a timely fashion
  • 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
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, common sense and a natural curiosity are an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Key responsibilities and accountabilities - what is delivered

  • Monitor ESI content on partner sites
  • Log the content published on partner sites in Excel
  • Check the translated articles by comparing them with the source articles
  • Highlight any translation issues/errors and clearly report them to the Consultant Editors
  • Liaise with Consultant Editors over errors and anomalies to maintain the quality of translation
  • Assist the team with other tasks as required

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.

Skills and experience

  • Completely fluent in English and Urdu. Additional languages such as Arabic and Turkish and Persian will be a plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. Previous experience in proofreading/editing/reviewing is preferable.
  • Excellent research skills and ability to choose the right keywords to find relevant information
  • 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 (particularly Excel)
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a busy environment with a noisy background
  • Experience of interaction with customers is a benefit
  • Confident but diplomatic in communicating errors to Consultant Editors
  • Previous media/journalism experience (desirable)
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About you

The ideal candidate will leverage their familiarity with the programmatic ecosystem and monetization to help deliver against monthly and quarterly revenue targets.

Job purpose

ESI Media is looking for a Programmatic Account Manager to prospect, manage, and optimize both indirect and direct programmatic partnerships. This role will be crucial to consistently delivering revenue at and above monthly and quarterly goals.

In addition to assisting the US Head of Programmatic with daily revenue performance analysis and reporting, this role will serve as the primary contact for all US indirect partnerships and lead efforts to maximize revenue generation across all partners and solutions.

When appropriate, this role will also work with the programmatic sales team to service direct programmatic accounts. This is a tremendous opportunity to help shape the growth and evolution of the US business and have a measurable impact on its success.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement, maintain, and optimize 3rd party monetization partners, programmatic platforms, and header bidders to drive revenue for US/CAN programmatic channel
  • Take lead in onboarding of new programmatic partnerships and platform solutions to ensure organized integration, manage internal communications and onboarding timeline, and execute successful launch
  • Daily and weekly generation of reports and analysis for senior stakeholders
  • Track partner revenue and actively participate in monthly and quarterly partner reviews
  • Produce frequent fill/yield analysis across all available media opportunities within US/CAN
  • Serve as main conduit between US Head of Programmatic and UK ops and dev teams
  • Help internal ops team troubleshoot and solve ad delivery issues and yield inefficiencies
  • Set up Deal IDs for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed private marketplace deals
  • Analyze PG/PMP performance and communicate insights to partners
  • Troubleshoot PMP issues around delivery and performance
  • Conduct frequent open market performance analysis to recommend optimizations
  • Use internal tools to gather audience data, competitive insights, ad performance, and traffic trends
  • Understand all platform UIs and reporting functions. Produce ad hoc reporting upon request

Skills and experience

  • Bachelors or higher from accredited university
  • 1-2 yrs programmatic account management or operations experience, publisher side a plus
  • Publisher experience working with DFP, SSPs, and Header Bidders a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel - comfortable working with large data sets/conducting ad hoc data analysis
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint – ability to present to both internal stakeholders and external partners a plus
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple internal teams in pursuit of business objectives
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Possess deep sense of integrity, strong work ethic, and penchant for taking initiative

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.
  6. Revenue Growth – Works toward onboarding new partners and solution while optimizing existing relationships to increase revenue and achieve monthly and quarterly goals.

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.

Location: You will be based at New York, NY. Please only apply if you are based in the United States, or have the right to work in the US.

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week working Monday to Fridays.

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.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer 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.

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Job Purpose

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an Account Manager at ESI, selling our high value products and audiences to advertisers via programmatic channels. With a market leading proposition, deep agency relationships and the latest ad technologies, this role is set up for a driven, switched on AM.

You will feel confident pitching, presenting and responding to briefs, all with a consultative approach. Technical understand is certainly a plus but more important is a willingness and ability to learn.

You will report to the Head of Programmatic, work closely with the immediate team, the Direct and Ad Ops teams and spend the majority of your time finding opportunities to maximise revenues across the ESI network.

You will already have a demonstrable track record in programmatic sales as well as an ability to build new relationships. You will understanding the different ways in which the modern planner/buyer wants to interact

One year’s minimum experience of selling and managing agency programmatic relationships and campaigns are essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Propose, pitch and close business for existing clients, manage pipelines, maintain knowledge of market activity
  • Build strong relationships with agency trading teams at relevant levels through regular communication, meetings and entertainment as appropriate
  • Establish new business through structured pitches and pipeline management to dormant clients within agency/buyer portfolio
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of designated agencies and clients, their strategies and approaches
  • Work closely with Programmatic Ops 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
  • Be aware of relevant developments in the digital industry and to ensure sales teams are kept abreast of all new opportunities as well as competitor activity
  • Perform all other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Programmatic and adhere to all company and departmental principles and guidelines

Key Relationships

  • Head of programmatic (direct report)
  • Agency digital trading teams (inc traders), account teams and planners
  • ESI Ad operations
  • ESI digital, publishing teams as well as other commercial teams (e,g, creative solutions)
  • Chief digital revenue officer

Key Requirements

  • 1 year + agency programmatic sales experience; ideally with a publisher, ad network, ad tech or agency.
  • Strong contacts within programmatic digital buyers across the major agency group.
  • Excellent, proven ability to sell programmatic solutions
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills.
  • An understanding of programmatic campaign optimisation
  • An understanding of how programmatic trading works – trading, analytics, site specific sales, networks, research, technical terms, etc.
  • Professional, diligent, proactive and a good team player.
  • Enthusiasm for working in the media industry and an aspiration to grow and develop in digital sales.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments across the media industry.

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.

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.

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

The Independent is looking for an Environment Correspondent to deliver exclusive stories, breaking news, features and analysis.

Key responsibilities

  • Find, pitch and write exclusive stories that will lead The Independent website and Daily Edition app.
  • Produce quick and accurate breaking news stories
  • Write analysis, features and long reads on key developments on your beat
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts
  • Suggest and write headlines to best promote stories on the website and social media
  • Choose pictures and videos to accompany stories

Skills and experience

  • At least two years’ experience working for a newspaper or news website
  • A proven track record of bringing in the kind of exclusive stories that will get the Independent noticed
  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts
  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

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.

Location: You will be based at our London office.

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.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer 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.

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Job purpose

The Independent is looking for a business correspondent with experience of delivering breaking news stories, in-depth analysis and original features. You will become a key member of the team, reporting on general business and economics news from the UK and US.

Key responsibilities

  • Cover breaking business stories
  • Produce explainers, analyses and features
  • Proactively search for stories to give our coverage a distinctive edge
  • Maintain and develop contacts with companies, analysts, think tanks and other relevant organisations

Skills and experience

  • At least two years’ experience in a business or economics reporting role in a fast-paced newsroom
  • A strong news sense and an understanding of companies and business trends, as well as the broader economy
  • Proven ability to produce clean copy under tight deadline pressure
  • A proven understanding of digital journalism and a desire to deepen your knowledge
  • A team player who can work collaboratively with colleagues across departments

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.

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

Hours: Your hours will be 40 hours per week.

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

We're looking for an excited and talented middleweight Integrated Designer to work within our design team across Multi platforms.

About Us

The ESI Media is the commercial arm of the Evening Standard (in print and at standard.co.uk) and the Independent (independent.co.uk). Story Studio, it’s award-winning Content Creation Agency, is looking for an Integrated Designer. Our work spans a variety of forms, which include but are not limited to, print and digital content and advertising, social campaigns, video, AR/VR and experiential activations. While the majority of work focuses on creating content campaigns for clients, the Design team also work on ESI branding concepts, trade marketing campaigns and supporting other areas of our growing business such as our events team.

Story Studio is divided into three areas: design, project management and content (including social media). The culture is can do, fast-paced and focussed on creating great work that works for our clients. We pride ourselves on being creative, flexible and effective.

About You

Enjoy taking ownership of your work and ideas whilst championing the brand. As referenced above, experience in digital and social media design, as you will be expected to design and create assets for online and digital display ads, email campaigns, social campaign and more, all of which will require static and moving image. Non-digital formats and concepts will be required on an ad-hoc basis.

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 will be excellent at idea generation and visualisation whilst having the ability to creative engaging visuals that adhere to brand guidelines.

Responsibilities/ Job Role

  • Building Presentation and pitch documents.
  • Digital design and production
  • Motion Graphic and animation
  • Print design and production
  • Create marketing videos for social networks
  • Editing and post production
  • Re-edit supplied content
  • Take responsibility for deadline management, consistency, accuracy and ensure all work produced is of a high.
  • Participate in the creative process, offer ideas and creative solutions

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • 3+ years design experience
  • A portfolio with range of projects
  • Intermediate skills with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premiere.
  • Powerpoint
  • Sketch
  • Experience in creating motion graphics
  • Good typographic skills
  • HTML And CSS and other standard coding languages
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Positive and up beat
  • Self-motivated and collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of trends within design

Desirable Experience

  • Grading skills
  • Sound design
  • Working in the media/publishing industry

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.

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

Hours: Your hours will be 37.5 hours per week working Monday to Fridays.

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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