Editorial Director

We have an exciting opportunity for a Editorial Director to join our expanding company in our lovely Marble Arch office.

The role of the Editorial Director is to champion creative excellence internally and externally. You will work closely with the Managing Director and Account Directors to ensure creative excellence across all accounts, motivate editorial staff, participate in all omni-channel new business pitches, oversee any new magazine launches, entertain clients and represent The River Group at relevant events.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Inspire Editors and creative staff
  • Lead/ participate in internal lunches/talks
  • Attend reviews with key creative staff
  • Sign off all magazine content and covers alongside the Creative Director
  • Attend client meetings and key client reviews
  • Oversee new product launches; owned media and client brands
  • Drive creative excellence and strategy across all new business pitches
  • Oversee and approve all award entries
  • Together with the Editorial Operations Director;
  • Ensure legal matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner
  • Deal with any disciplinary procedures alongside the appropriate manager & HR
  • Recruit and develop the best creative talent in the industry
  • Oversee the recruitment of key senior editorial staff
  • Recruit new business teams and ensure the product and direction are as pitched and agreed
  • Attend reviews with key creative staff

Experience Required

  • Proven experience in a similar role within the industry
  • Core knowledge of Omni channel content strategy and magazine creative strategy 
  • Skilled in brand strategy and client management
  • Able to deliver unique ideas from concept to roll out
  • Able to build rapport and long-term relationships both internally and externally
  • Proactive and positive approach
  • Excellent people skills, able to build rapport and long-term relationships both internally and externally, inspire, manage and motivate others
  • Able to represent The River Group at speaking engagements desirable

Our Amazing Company

We are The River Group, the UK’s award winning & leading independent content marketing agency. We produce omnichannel content for the likes of Holland & Barrett International, Co-op, Superdrug, Weight Watchers International, Cunard and Ramblers.

We’re based in a bright, open planned office near Marble Arch tube. We have two private gardens, which are amazing over summer! We have our own office dog, we practice yoga & jog in Hyde Park and often pop down to the pub .


25 days holiday, pension, day off for your birthday

Working hours

9.30 to 6.00 (Mon to Thu) 9.30 to 4.00 (Fri)

If you’d like to learn more about this role then please press the apply button or get in touch directly at recruitment@therivergroup.co.uk

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