Assistant Editor – Digital (Historic Aviation)

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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.

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