Editorial Assistant (FTC) - MIF23, Factory International


Job Summary

facilitate artist interviews, utilise your copywriting and editing skills - you’ll have a hand in all things written and editorial at this exciting time!

Job Description

Closing date: 9 April 2023
Salary - £23-25,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Department: Audiences - Marketing
Locations: Office / Factory International

Please note this is a fixed term role until end July 2023.

Manchester International Festival is back this summer - taking over the city once again with a world-class line-up of art, music, theatre and cultural events. And we're also preparing to open the doors to the new Factory International space - so there's never been a better time to join the team.

You'll work in our Digital Content team, supporting the Editorial Manager with creating, delivering and publishing original content to support the festival programme and our body of work this summer. From producing daily coverage of what's on at the festival, to helping facilitate artist interviews and supporting our wider team with your copywriting and editing skills, you'll have a hand in all things written and editorial at this incredibly exciting time. The work you do will be key in helping us build and deepen our relationships with our audiences through masterful storytelling.

Job Requirements

Experience of working in an editorial environment
Demonstrable creative copywriting and editing skills and an acute attention to detail
Experience of writing for target audiences, using data to understand their needs and expectations
Ability to develop fresh, new creative ideas
An understanding and experience of website CMS systems
Effective planning and organising skills. Ability to manage several areas of work at one time, prioritising, delivering consistently to deadlines and reacting positively to changes and conflicting priorities
Commitment to championing representation and inclusion at every level of the organisation with a proven ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds

Job Responsibilities

Supporting the Editorial Manager with the delivery, creation and publishing of original, fresh and regular editorial content across the Factory International website, especially supporting MIF23
Supporting the Digital Content and Marketing teams in updating pages across the Factory International website
Writing, editing and proofing copy for key pages on the website in collaboration with the Marketing team and other departments
Championing our editorial standards, guidelines and tone of voice, helping to ensure compliance of output produced by different teams and collaborators
Developing creative ideas and actively championing new and innovate ways to tell our many important stories
Supporting in the briefing and sourcing of appropriate photography, imagery and licensing for publication online and in editorial content
Liaising with different internal departments and external partners, developing positive working relationships with artists, contributors and talent

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