• Business: emap
  • Brand: Property Week
  • Title: Digital Assistant
  • Base Location: Croydon/Hybrid ( 3 days from home, 2 days in the office)
  • Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
  • Salary: £26,000 DOE
  • Remote working or visa sponsorship are not available.

Trading as emap for its B2B division, Metropolis International is a fast-growing business, privately owned Media Group with over £50m of annual revenue, structured in two divisions – consumer media, and business-to-business media. In both parts of the business, we run print magazines, digital content and both face-to-face and virtual awards, conferences and other events. Metropolis is actively looking at acquiring more media businesses. We employ over 480 people in offices in West London, Croydon, Fleet street, Devon and Dublin.

Property Week is the leading news magazine in the commercial and residential property market. Packed with news, features, opinion and analysis, Property Week keeps readers fully briefed on all the latest information from the industry, including major property deals, development opportunities and investment prospects.
Property Week’s award-winning editorial team also produces various Supplements, Sector Reports and Special Focus Features. Each feature will concentrate on important topics within the industry, from international matters to financial analysis.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Reporting into the digital editor, the digital assistant will help produce and edit regular editorial content across all channels, with an emphasis on digital and social media. They will help with the day-to-day maintenance of the Property Week website, edit editorial content and help develop Property Week’s strategy to drive user engagement. They will also help develop our social media strategy and post daily engaging content across all PW social channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce regular online web articles
  • Investigate and report on industry news under the guidance of the news editor
  • Helping with overall maintenance of website
  • Helping upload weekly PW magazine content to the website
  • Help develop and implement a new social media strategy
  • Responsible for posting engaging social posts each day across our Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram channels to help drive digital engagement and followers
  • Support on upcoming digital projects
  • Help to promote and support annual industry events

Skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with a journalism, digital or media qualification
  • Ability to produce engaging written articles for both print and digital
  • Experience of implementing a social media strategy desirable
  • Knowledge of current social media trends
  • Property industry knowledge desirable but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines

Core competencies:

  • Ability to writing engaging social media posts
  • Ability to write clean, accurate and informative news copy for the website
  • Basic CMS/web experience a plus
  • Basic ESP experience a plus
  • An ability to think analytically and grasp complex new subjects quickly

Personal Attributes:

  • Pro-active
  • Strong work ethic
  • Tenacious
  • Highly organised
  • Positive attitude
  • Focused
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Thrives in a fast-paced news environment

Learning & Development:

 At emap, we believe that employee learning and development are the key drivers of our success. To ensure continuous growth and meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace, we provide an environment that fosters continuous development for our employees.

Our employees are encouraged to identify their areas of personal and professional development aligned with our strategic areas, including management development, health, safety & wellbeing, sales, events management, marketing strategy, editorial, and information technology. We have a structured framework designed to help equip our employees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to excel in their job roles, contributing to achieving our organizational objectives.

To support our employees’ career development, we have designed specialized programs, as well as other stand-alone role-specific and generic courses, under the emap academy.


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.


 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
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Pension scheme
  • Income protection and more
  • Continuous learning & development opportunities
  • Seasonal flu jabs on site
  • One paid volunteer day per year
  • Summer and Winter parties
  • Work from home during August
  • In-house Excellence Awards and other innovation projects

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.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to bobby.pepelyashka@emap.com .  Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date

emap does not offer visa sponsorship. Based on the UK employment law you need to have valid right to work in UK. Share code will be required during the interview process.



Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 30 MB.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.