We are looking for an assistant writer with strong digital skills to join our team. For 40 years, Aerial past – Britain’s best-selling monthly publication devoted to vintage aviation – has been at the heart of the ever-growing warbird scene, reporting on restorations and air shows and providing in-depth historical perspective. Its sister title, Plane, has been published for more than a century, while the recent www.key.aero is packed with fantastic digital content.
Working across the entire aviation history portfolio, your primary role is to create, gather and upload content to Key.Aeroensuring a constant flow of content on a daily basis.
You will also:
- Champion the creation of digital content, while reusing as much relevant historical aviation content as possible.
- Learn how to shoot and edit video and record audio material for podcasts.
- Download historic aviation magazines at Key.Aero.
- Plan, assemble and upload the historical e-newsletter each week.
- Coach the team on Key.Aero’s CMS and production systems.
- You will be expected to attend planning meetings and visit air shows and events.
Your skills, knowledge and experience:
- GCSEs and preferably A Levels in relevant subjects
- A knowledge of and interest in historic aviation, or an enthusiasm to learn more about it
- Knowledge or willingness to learn how to use content management systems.
- Good knowledge and use of written English and grammar
- Good sense of organization and communication
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- An understanding of social media, including Facebook and Instagram
This role is ideal for an entry-level journalist with one or two years of experience, or a self-driven and dynamic aviation fan who wants to learn new media skills.
This is a full-time position based in our office in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Some weekend work and UK/overseas travel is to be expected.