Editor, Haringey Community Press (3 day per week role), Social Spider CIC

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Location: London
Salary details: £15,900pa (£26,500pa FTE for 35-hour week)
  • Part-Time

Haringey Community Press is an independent community newspaper published by Social Spider CIC — a social enterprise which has four other news publications: Waltham Forest Echo, Enfield Dispatch, EC1 Echo and Barnet Post.

The Editor will be responsible for producing a community newspaper for Haringey every month, liaising with voluntary contributors from the community to develop articles to be included in the paper and writing articles as and when necessary. The Editor will be based primarily at our office space in High Road, N17

Duties include:

  • Writing and editing articles for the newspaper
  • Commissioning contributions from volunteer writers
  • Responding to emails and enquiries from local people in a timely manner
  • Ensuring the newspaper reflects the interests and needs of the local community
  • Coordinating production and proofing of the newspaper with the designer
  • Developing the newspaper’s online presence by regularly uploading articles to the website and updating social media platforms
  • Writing and sending out both weekly and monthly newsletters via Mailchimp
  • Representing the newspaper at meetings and events
  • Developing relationships with the local community by developing local contacts, forging new partnerships with other organisations and acting as the public face of the newspaper

Person Specification

We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with the borough of Haringey and has (or knows how to develop) good contacts within the local community.

This role is suitable for someone who is an experienced local news journalist and is comfortable working independently and autonomously.

Skills and experiences

Essential:

  • Experience in journalism and strong writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organisational skills and knowledge of basic IT software;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Confident working independently;
  • Experience of using social media;

Desirable

  • Interest in local media
  • Knowledge of the borough of Haringey Responsible to Editor-in-Chief, Social Spider CIC

About Us

Social Spider CIC is a social enterprise based in North London. We launched our first newspaper, Waltham Forest Echo in 2014 and have since launched Haringey Community Press, Enfield Dispatch, EC1 Echo and Barnet Post. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise that puts the concerns of our community at the heart of our publications.

Our four print newspapers have a circulation of over 50,000. We are a small, fast-paced organisation developing a sustainable model for accountable and engaged local news when traditional models are in severe decline.

Deadline & Content

Please send a CV and cover letter to David Floyd at david@socialspider.com. Please mention Journo Resources, it really helps us out.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 24th November.

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