Do you have an eye for detail and a desire to get into digital publishing? Do you know your colors from your colours, your licenses from your licences and your plows from your ploughs? Can you spot a comma splice at fifty paces? We’re looking for an Evening Production Assistant to keep our sites looking great between the hours of 6pm and 11pm in the UK evening, Monday to Friday. You’ll also work occasional additional hours as part of the Gizmodo and Kotaku UK teams during big events like and E3 and CES, and as holiday cover.
This is a contracted position, renewing every three months, which would suit someone with an interest in tech and games and a desire to develop their knowledge and experience. It’s not a writing role: the job consists of localising and formatting posts from the Kotaku and Gizmodo US sites and bringing them across through our own CMS. Experience with Wordpress is beneficial, but not necessary – what’s more important is that you’re independent and a quick learner.
Interested? Send us your CV by next Thursday, October 6th. If you are selected for interview, you’ll be given a timed sub-editing test to complete as well. We’re looking for someone who can start around October 21st. (IMPORTANT: Please use the subject line “Evening Production Assistant Application”, or your email might slip through the cracks.)
Job Title: Evening Production Assistant
Publications: Kotaku UK and Gizmodo UK
Hours: 6pm-11pm Monday-Friday, with occasional extra hours during big events/for holiday cover.
Duties: Syndication, localisation and scheduling of posts for Kotaku UK and Gizmodo UK, as directed by the Editors of each site, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. Social posting through Twitter and Facebook for both sites. Occasional extra hours to support the editorial team during big news events (eg E3, CES) or holidays.
Contract: Initially 3 months, renewable every 3 months thereafter
Salary: £1000 pcm
How to apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, using subject line “Evening Production Assistant Application”
Closing date for applications: October 6th
Starting date: October 21st