Haymarket is seeking an editor for its flagship global renewables brand Windpower Monthly. In these exciting times for the windpower sector, we are reimagining the brand in all its channels and the editor will be key to leading on these changes and helping us to drive our already successful products to a whole new level.
We need someone who’s keen, motivated, knowledgeable and bursting with ideas. Proven leadership and a full range of editorial skills are essential. Our new editor must hit the ground running and deliver brilliant outcomes that will help the burgeoning windpower industry to reshape the consumption of energy across the world.
The editor will lead the Windpower Monthly editorial team working across online, print and content solutions. The role will create efficiencies to deliver effective, relevant and highly engaging content with a view to growing our audience share and taking the brand forward.
The editor should be the face of the brand, moderate and host WPM events, lead and moderate video’s, roundtable discussions, podcasts and webinars. The focus should be on making the brand the go-to source for information, intelligence and networking within the sector and show proactivity in exploring new opportunities to elevate the brand within the wind industry.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Lead the editorial team and global network of correspondents to produce content for a digital first brand. Namely, a website, daily and weekly bulletins, quarterly print magazine, special reports and events. Launch webinars and podcasts to provide new content solution offerings for the audience
Create opinion-led content to move the brand into a thought-leadership position and away from a predominately news led site. Develop a content strategy including editorial focus, themes, frequency, bulletin offerings and content promotion using HAI metrics to drive the direction
Manage the Windpower Intelligence data editor to maximise and optimise the use of Windpower Intelligence data content in editorial reports and features
Initiate, develop and deliver innovative story ideas for a variety of media platforms that help extend the brand’s reach and engagement. Actively use WPI data and intelligence in features and stories
Actively engage with the content and website’s performance through HAI, in terms of increasing monthly LIUs and known audience metrics, ensuring agreed targets are achieved
Work with colleagues across departments to achieve reach & engagement goals across social media, the web and live events, to support the brand’s commercial success
Maintain solid market awareness in order to identify new opportunities through which to expand the brand’s scope and visibility
Stay ahead of industry trends and own the development of creating a thought leadership position in the industry
Manage implementation of new projects and launches
Attract, hire, develop and manage the performance of people, coaching, counseling and communicating the business needs in order to ensure the team is fully effective.
Manage the editorial freelance budget and optimise spend to align with content strategy
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of editorial processes and best practices
Liaise regularly with commercial and events teams to ensure brand goals are aligned and commercial initiatives are supported by editorial to help achieve brand commercial success
Hold regular editorial team meetings to set the tone and encourage discussion to build team camaraderie
Experience in creating content strategies to drive growth and reach
Excellent organisational and communication skills to led the editorial team and collaborate with internal teams
Significant experience in a senior editorial role with a successful and complex B2B — preferably a global brand
Demonstrated leadership and team management experience, including a remote global network of freelance correspondents.
Ability to produce the highest-quality exclusive editorial content commanding premium subscription rates, including data-led content
Experience in working with content performance metrics, such as HAI, understanding how to use them to drive content strategies and a focus on driving known audience targets
A proven ability to work effectively under stringent budgetary and deadline requirements.
A proven ability to prioritise and juggle new projects with routine editorial activities
Background in and passion for renewables, energy and environment
Excellent contacts within the wind power and renewable industry
A confident outgoing leader
Excellent communication skills
Comfort in working with commercial teams and understanding the brand’s financial objectives
A can-do attitude and positive mindset
A team player who leads by example
Why work with us?
People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. We pride ourselves on being the best specialist media company in the world and we’re hard-wired to produce brilliant content for our readers and event attendees, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career.
Our working culture
Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We have just as much fun after hours, too - be it drinks with colleagues, awards ceremonies, sports teams, or our infamous annual Haymarket Awards. There is a relaxed vibe in our offices and we give you the tools to work flexibly, move around our environment freely and collaborate with your colleagues.
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Haymarket is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. Applications will be treated in strict confidence and information will be used for recruitment purposes only.
Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding, exciting and fun place to work!