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Editorial assistant

Editorial assistant

locationUnited Kingdom
ExpiresExpires: 31/07/2024
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Closing date: 31st July 2024 at 23:59

Salary range: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum

Location: Remote


Make a difference for journalists world-wide! Combine your communication and time management skills in this editorial assistant role at the International News Safety Institute (INSI).

We are looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented editorial assistant to assist the director with communications, administrative, and editorial support. This individual will play a vital role in helping editors and safety managers proactively manage the safety of their media staff. 

This individual would have applicable experience in a news media organisation or international NGO. They must possess excellent communication acumen, time management skills, and attention to detail, and will be a key link between INSI and its members. They would also be able to write clearly and practically, proofread to a high ability and be flexible in providing a range of support to the director and INSI’s wider network.

Please note this is not an entry level position and therefore not suitable for new graduates or applicants looking for a first-time job. It is fully remote and applicants must be comfortable working without the support of colleagues in an office environment.


Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to the director: Be flexible in assisting the director with a variety of daily tasks and longer-term projects, coordinating the director’s comms and scheduling with INSI members and other contacts.
  • Project work: Participate in ongoing projects monitoring press safety and journalist casualties; help compile reports and resources.
  • Website maintenance: Add and edit articles, upload resources, and manage the secure members’ area.
  • Writing, research, and proofreading: Create advanced notes and minutes from meetings, write and edit advisories and briefings, transcribe, and conduct research into developing news stories and high-risk hotspots.
  • Manage comms and collaborations: Handle mass comms such as email campaigns, contact lists, events, calendars, queries, social media, organising meetings, distributing information, and dealing with security providers.
  • Additional responsibilities: Take on other tasks as determined by the director.


Essential skills and experience

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills and a desire to build organisational processes.
  • Attention to detail: High standards in all internal and external communications.
  • Adaptability and independence: Ability to work effectively independently.
  • Collaboration skills: Eager to work closely with the director on many tasks.
  • Writing skills: High-quality, succinct writing with clarity, and proofreading.
  • Passion for journalism: A thorough, demonstrable knowledge of international news and current affairs.
  • Experience: Background in news media or international NGOs.
  • Discretion: A thorough understanding of confidentiality needs and how to handle sensitive information.
  • Compliance and cybersecurity: Knowledge of best practices in these areas.
  • Technical and social media fluency: Competency across tech and social media platforms.


How to apply

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the ‘essential skills and experience’ section of this advertisement (no more than one page) via the 'Apply' button, using the subject line 'editorial assistant application' in your email. Applications that do not directly address the required skills will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close once a suitable candidate is found. 


INSI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Fields of study

  • Media / Communication

Required degree level

  • Level 6 (e.g. Bachelor's degree)

Level of experience

  • Junior

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year

Required skills

  • Office applications
  • MS Excel
  • MS Office