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Editorial Assistant

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. eCommerce, Digital and Insights
  4. Permanent
VAC- 38169

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Harrods presents an exciting opportunity as a Editorial Assistant on the Creative Content Team which help to produce over 15 annual publications that comprise Harrods Magazine, Harrods Home, Harrods Estates and all other supplements.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

The Editorial Assistant’s main responsibility is to manage the workflow of magazine page approvals via Trello, our workflow management system, and Proof HQ, our online approval process. They will be the principal port of call for communicating amends and approvals between internal parties and external clients – where necessary.

They will work closely with both the Partnerships and the Buying teams across the company to gather relevant information, and liaise regularly with the magazine’s team of sub-editors and the design team. The Editorial Assistant will also play an integral supportive role in assisting the Managing Editor, Deputy Editor and Editor with everyday administrative tasks.

Other responsibilities and attributes include:

  • Taking full ownership of the magazine page approval process: circulating pages to all stakeholders via Proof HQ and Trello. 
  • Raising purchase orders for commissioned writers and contributors and logging these accordingly.
  • Assisting in sourcing assets for each issue including images, press releases and credit information, for both editorial and advertorial features.
  • Managing the workflow of brand mailers – additional paid supplements created by the magazine team – via supporting the writers, editors and design teams with sourcing assets, and overseeing the approval process of pages with both internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Calendar management, diarising key dates within the publishing schedule.
  • Liaising with external contributors, gathering information for cover letters and keeping track of required URLs for QR codes for relevant features

About You

As a dedicated Editorial Assistant, you will bring a passion for language and a meticulous eye for detail to support your editorial team. You will thrive in dynamic environments where deadlines are paramount. You have a strong genuine passion for the inner operations of a magazine and a passion for print.

As well as:

  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and prioritise.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines with accuracy.
  • Ability to manage workflows
  • Able to think coolly in stressful situations, dealing professionally and objectively with colleagues from across all departments, senior management and third parties.
  • Working knowledge of Trello would be beneficial.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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