We're hiring! RoadCyclingUK seeks deputy editor

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We’re hiring! RoadCyclingUK seeks deputy editor

Want to work on the UK's leading performance road cycling website?

We’re hiring! Want to work for the UK’s leading performance road cycling website?

RoadCyclingUK, part of Factory Media in London, is seeking a deputy editor to work closely with the editor to develop roadcyclinguk.com as the go-to online resource for cyclists obsessed by performance, delivering a high-quality mix of original content, including reviews, buyer’s guides and tech features, as well as sportive, coaching and maintenance advice.

The role

This is a key position and would suit a journalist and passionate road cyclist with a background in digital publishing. You will work with the editor to develop and deliver the editorial strategy of roadcyclinguk.com, conceiving, commissioning, writing and editing articles across all areas of the site. You will represent RCUK within the cycling industry at trade shows and events in the UK and internationally, and deputise for the editor when required.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the editor with editorial planning, commissioning content and generating innovative ideas
  • Ensure the site has at least four pieces of content uploaded each day
  • Liaise with contributors and sub-edit freelance copy
  • Write news and features across all areas of the site, with a focus on product news, reviews and features. Select and test products for review.
  • Attend and file copy from trade shows and product launches
  • Manage social media channels, creating engaging content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Skills and experience required

  • Experience in a digital content role, working with a content management system on a variety of online formats and to tight deadlines
  • An inquisitive mind full of ideas for high quality, original and engaging content to satisfy the demands of the modern road cyclist
  • Experience of developing and executing a social media strategy
  • A strong interest in cycling is essential
  • Previous experience of cycling journalism and contacts within the industry are preferable
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of cycling technology is highly desirable
  • Photography skills are desirable
  • The ability to work in a small team and be self-motivated
  • Good planning and organisation skills

Visit the Factory Media website to apply.

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