Technical Editor, Bikeradar (Road)

Bikeradar / Immediate Media
Published
19 July, 2021
Location
Eagle House, Bristol, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type

Description

Immediate Media is the special interest content and platform company. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK including BBC Countryfile Magazine, Gardens Illustrated, BikeRadar and Simply Sewing Magazine. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 82 million passionate consumers globally each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services.

We sum up our mission in three words: Content. Passion. Engagement. Our focus is to help our audiences get the most out of the things they love, whatever they spend their time and energy on. Our people are as passionate about their subjects as our consumers. We’re focussed on growth across our business are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to innovate.

We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative and dynamic culture which encourages people to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed and nurtured. As we care about our people, our environment and the impact we make, we have an active Diversity & Inclusion network, comprehensive well-being programmes, and clear sustainability strategies.

For us, it’s really important to connect with our people, particularly as we’re all remote right now. So, we’ve developed a programme of events, workshops and webinars with a rich and diverse mix of content to appeal to everyone.

A BIT ABOUT THE ROLE
BikeRadar is looking for a digitally-minded technical editor to join our fast-growing team and lead the brand’s road tech coverage. Working as part of the BikeRadar team, and collaborating closely with the Technical Hub and Cycling Plus magazine, you will be responsible for the organisation, planning and execution of world-leading tech content on BikeRadar, including news, reviews, launches, group tests and features. You will be comfortable working across a range of formats, whether producing sharp, incisive copy optimised for the web, hosting podcasts or presenting video for BikeRadar’s YouTube channel. As technical editor, you will ensure BikeRadar consistently produces informative, engaging and authoritative content, striving to constantly push the brand’s tech coverage forward.

Lead BikeRadar’s road and gravel tech coverage, in line with the content strategy
Curate and commission key road/gravel news and launch coverage to ensure the site remains as current and up-to-date as possible
Produce content across all formats, including news, reviews, group tests and features, ensuring copy is submitted on time and to the required standard
Ensure BikeRadar features new and key products in a timely fashion, in the appropriate format
Work closely with the Technical Hub and Cycling Plus magazine to contribute to and manage IM Cycling’s bike and product tests
Collaborate with the Technical Hub and Cycling Plus magazine to plan and facilitate the flow of content from print to digital, and vice versa
Monitor the performance of tech content to plan and inform future content; report on the performance of content as required
Generate ideas for BikeRadar’s YouTube channel and present video as required
Work alongside the senior editorial team to ensure BikeRadar’s technical coverage is delivered in an appropriate tone and to house style
Manage relationships with key freelance contributors and commission tech content; edit freelance copy and provide feedback as required
Ensure technical coverage is accompanied by appropriate photography for the web
Coordinate and lead regular meetings to plan and report on BikeRadar’s road and gravel technical coverage
Manage BikeRadar’s road tech team, ensuring copy is commissioned, edited and published on time and to the required standard; provide feedback as required
Attend launches, trade shows, races and events
Ensure technical content is planned to meet search and commerce demands
Work with the editor-in-chief and audience development team to ensure technical content is optimised for search, and to identify new content opportunities
Be a champion for BikeRadar’s tech coverage, striving to maintain the highest editorial standards and providing guidance, feedback and support to other team members
Maintain and develop industry relationships, securing exclusive coverage or insight where possible
Contribute to the continued growth and production of the BikeRadar Podcast

A BIT ABOUT YOU
Experience working in digital journalism
Previous management experience is desirable
A demonstrable passion for cycling and cycling technology
In-depth knowledge of road cycling technology, trends and the wider market
Work experience in the bike industry or cycling journalism
Excellent written English and communication skills
Experience working with a content management system
Competence in photography and video presenting
A thorough understanding of SEO and experience using SEO tools

We’re committed to building a diverse group of talent with a broad range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities and will give full and fair consideration to all applicants.

We know that flexibility is key to success and our people work flexibly in many different ways, so if this is important to you please let us know.

As you apply, we’ll ask you to share some personal information which will help us understand how we’re doing in our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We’d really appreciate if you’d take a few moments to complete this but if you’d rather not that’s fine too. Rest assured; we’ll treat your information confidentially.

Salary: Up to £31,000
Applications close 01/08/21

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