• Permanent - Full Time
  • £ DOE
  • Blackfriars, London
  • This position has been filled.

  • Business: emap
  • Brand: New Civil Engineer
  • Base Location: Shoreditch/Hybrid ( 3 days from home, 2 days in the office)
  • Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
  • Salary: £ DOE

Are you an experienced journalist who is intrigued by the built environment and infrastructure? Do you have an interest in how political decisions impact investment in road, rail, airports, water and energy infrastructure? Do you want the articles you write or edit to influence people who deliver and maintain this essential infrastructure and support them in undertaking that task, while also moving towards carbon net zero?

New Civil Engineer (NCE) and newcivilengineer.com is the leading name in the civil engineering sector with a 50 year history of providing compelling, insightful and technically grounded news and features. It is the official magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers and read by 50,000 both in the UK and internationally.

NCE is looking for a deputy editor to join the team to support the editor in developing, shaping and driving its content – both online and in print – and its events programme.

The role would suit someone looking to make the leap from a news or features editor role or moving from a deputy editor role on a smaller brand and looking to gain broader experience.

Key responsibilities

  • Prioritising to make sure that NCE’s news team is best meeting the needs of our audience
  • Working with the features editor to ensure NCE’s longer reads provide the technical insight the industry expects
  • Editing, to ensure copy is accurate, concise and mistake-free
  • Reporting on the fast-paced world of civil engineering
  • Working to ensure deadlines are met for our Morning Brief and afternoon News Drop newsletter, as well as our monthly newsletter content
  • Working with the editor and other team members to provide content and hit deadlines for NCE’s monthly magazine
  • Chairing, presenting and hosting at NCE’s conferences and awards
  • Working on and hosting bespoke events for clients, such as round tables and webinars
  • Taking a lead on episodes of NCE’s podcast The Engineers Collective and its News Wrap video bulletin
  • Developing and maintaining high level contacts within the sector
  • Attending events in London and around the UK

Skills and Experience

  • A track record of overseeing high-quality journalism and delivering exclusive stories
  • Strong experience of news editing and taking the decisions required to ensure a news desk meets the needs of a title’s audience
  • Excellent writing and grammatical skills, as well as being a stickler for both accuracy and deadlines
  • Knowledge of the built environmental and government departments, in particular, is an asset
  • Experience on the trade press preferred
  • Knowledge of video editing would be a benefit, but not essential

Core Competencies

  • A thirst for news
  • The ability to turn a tip-off into a publishable news story
  • Ability to appreciate the content needs of NCE’s audience and to engage with essential contacts within the sector
  • First-class writing skills, including the ability to write concise copy
  • Excellent people skills
  • Data analytical skills desirable
  • Tenacious, diligent, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

Please apply with your CV, covering letter and examples of work.

Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group, together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Rail season ticket loans
  • Continuous learning & Development opportunities for Editors
  • Quarterly In-house Editorial Excellence Awards
  • Volunteer day
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Seasonal flue jabs on site
  • Pension scheme
  • Income Protection and more

Equipment: Due to hybrid working laptops are provided.

Place of work: This exciting position is a full-time hybrid role. 2 days in the office, 3 days from home. This could change over time depending on business needs.

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at www.metropolis.co.uk/privacy.

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.