Startup Europe. Grown up reporting
Sifted is looking to hire a head of content to lead the creation and execution of Sifted’s commercial content. Inspired by our journalism, Sifted’s commercial content offering helps clients communicate with the European startup ecosystem in an effective, branded aligned way.
You will ensure that all commercial content is ‘Sifted’ through and through, meets the client’s goals and exceeds their expectations, and is delivered on time.
This is a multifaceted role, involving ideation, pitching, writing, commissioning, editing and managing a content editor and pool of freelance writers. You should be confident in and enjoy communicating with clients, not only at pitch stage but also during the content production process. We’ve got aspirations to launch a fully-fledged inhouse brand studio in the future, and so we’re looking for a candidate who shares that ambition.
Sifted is a new media platform reporting on the world of technology and startups in Europe, backed by the Financial Times. Three years after launching, our high-quality journalism has become a must-read for many founders, investors and people working in startups across the continent.
But Sifted is more than just a website. We create podcasts, produce reports and host events across Europe for a startup, scaleup and investor audience. We’re also building exciting new data products and we recently raised £4m to do more of what we do, even better.
The commercial content team is responsible for the production of branded content, newsletter insertions, pre and post-event articles and the odd creative product (videos, microsites etc). However we’re keen to expand our creative, bespoke, client-integrated projects in exciting ways — and you will play a major role in allowing this to happen. You will initially report to Helen, commercial director, and support, mentor and manage our content editor, Stephanie (who also writes articles) and our bank of freelancers. In time we expect a junior writer to join the team. Additionally, you’ll work closely with our campaigns manager and coordinator and the business development team.
We’re looking for someone with strong editing skills, who has worked in a commercial content media team, or creative/marketing agency, previously, and can bring some best-in-class know-how to our team.
We are still a startup — and growing fast — but our exact trajectory is not yet set. This role will suit a creative person who understands commercial relationships and whose ambitions include growing a team.
We have a small-company mindset, but big company goals, and can draw on many of the strengths and benefits of a world-respected brand, the Financial Times.
We’re friendly, hard-working and passionate about what we do. We like everyone to have an impact across many areas of the business. We value feedback, honesty and clear communication.
London – with hybrid working in the office two or three days per week
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