Blenheim Chalcot Group is hiring a

Managing Editor (FinTech)

London, United Kingdom

Company and Role Overview

Contentive is a forward-thinking digital media company specialising in B2B publishing and content marketing. With our advanced digital marketing services and technology, we help our clients grow their businesses by engaging with audiences through outstanding content and positioning themselves as thought leaders. Our clients include a broad range of businesses, from large established businesses to ambitious start-ups, in exciting, fast-growth industries.

We are looking for a Managing Editor of our Digital Finance (FinTech) titles. There are two main elements to the role: overseeing editorial and journalism for a portfolio of 3 titles we operate, and secondly working with our team of analysts and account managers to create content marketing campaigns for clients, leveraging Contentive’s global portfolio of titles.  

The three portfolio of titles that you will be responsible for managing include: bobsguide http://www.bobsguide.com/, Payment Eye http://www.paymenteye.com/ and GT News https://www.gtnews.com/. For a full list of all Contentive titles, see our website.

This is a central role within Contentive at an exciting time for the company, offering the opportunity to come in and make your mark within our editorial team as we seek to redefine B2B publishing and content marketing.

Main duties will include:

  • Sourcing and writing news stories relevant to the financial technology industry
  • Oversee daily output across managed titles, commissioning and editing content from a team of freelancers, as well as writing content yourself
  • Representing the publications at events in the UK and worldwide
  • Interviewing industry leaders and writing up show reports from events
  • Monitor engagement statistics across the sites, helping set and manage editorial targets
  • Work closely with our marketing team to help grow audiences across the managed portfolio
  • Managing relationships with PR companies and other industry contacts
  • Enhancing SEO for content and driving engagement
  • Distributing content via social media

Key Skills/Experience required:

  • Degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or related work experience
  • Experience managing content for a publication in the B2B sector
  • Proven digital B2B editorial experience, producing insight-driven journalism for news portals (previous financial technology journalism ideal, but not essential).
  • Experience in content or news ideation and production for either a news organization or a brand
  • Familiarity with digital marketing space and enthusiasm for working with commercial brands
  • Great proofing / subbing skills/attention to detail
  • Ability to research and analyse information efficiently and get to grips with new subject areas quickly
  • Experience using Wordpress (or at least other CMS) is essential, as is knowledge and experience of SEO techniques
  • Experience of audience engagement through social media

Qualities we look for in Contentive employees:

  • Self-motivated and happy taking the initiative to drive projects forward
  • Enjoys working as part of team in a busy start-up environment, happy to get stuck in across the business to get things done
  • A diligent, disciplined work ethic and the ability to meet tight deadlines

We enjoy a smart/casual environment and our culture is inclusive, modern, friendly, smart and innovative – we seek to employ bright, positive thinking self-starters with a can-do attitude.  Our people enjoy challenging themselves to be the best at what they do – if that sounds like you and you want to join a fast growing and innovative digital company with real prospects for career progression then we welcome your application.

Additional Information:

You can find us located in One Hammersmith Broadway; a five story modern and spacious office building which host is a hotbed of technology start-up companies and venture capitalist organisations.  We are all backed by Blenheim Chalcot, leading active venture investors with operations in the UK and Asia.

We also offer a generous benefits package including Life Assurance, Private Healthcare, Bike to Work and Childcare Vouchers.

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