Features Editor

Job ID: 
Local Government Chronicle
Employment Type: 
Permanent Full Time
Telephone House - Old Street

LGC seeks a features editor, with first-class abilities with regards to commissioning and editing content, engage with some of the most senior figures in local government and beyond, organise and deliver commercial projects including roundtables, and with the ability to report on councils’ multi-billion pound pension investments.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Editing, commissioning and writing copy
  • Commissioning articles from leading opinion formers in local government and beyond
  • Identifying and commissioning articles on best practice in local government for LGC’s Idea Exchange
  • Serving as LGC’s editorial lead on commercial projects, including roundtables and sponsored written or filmed content
  • Being the LGC editorial lead on our investment products, offering information on councils’ pension fund investments. This includes liaising with key figures in the industry, attending events, commissioning content for four supplements each year and writing articles
  • Writing or commissioning articles on the most pressing issues in local government
  • Passion for journalism
  • Engaging with leading figures in and around local government
  • Ability to understand the complicated structure and systems of local government
  • Graduate journalism qualification preferred
  • Experience of work on trade title desirable
  • A journalistic track-record of delivering commercial projects would be a bonus
  • Able to demonstrate from past career that you can easily grasp appreciation of a complicated subject area – for instance on local government and pension investments
Skills & Competencies: 
  • First-class organisational abilities
  • Strong commissioning and editing skills
  • Ability to deliver commercial projects and engage with commercial partners
  • Track-record of maintaining contact with significant individuals in a sector
  • Ability to maintain a reporting brief of a financial nature
  • Strong at producing high quality, accurate work to detailed deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of public sector, especially councils, is desirable
  • Familiarity with the demands of journalism in the digital age, including social media and openness to the opportunities offered by digital journalism
  • Strong web editor

Please email you CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@emap.com to apply for this job