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Parkers Consumer Editor

Department:
Editorial
Brand:
Parkers
Location:
Peterborough

Parkers is looking for a new consumer editor to work on Britain’s biggest and best car-buying website at a time of exciting growth on a temporary to permanent basis. The successful candidate will act as the gatekeeper of all things car advice on the site, keeping tabs on what’s on the UK’s car-buying public’s collective minds, coming up with new and exciting content initiatives, delivering laser-focused advice, and acting as a brand ambassador for Parkers.


Key tasks are:
 Maintain the currency of the advice section of the site, ensuring that we appear at or near the top of search rankings in all relevant areas
 Help create engaging content that helps the site’s users get the right new or used car for their money, they get the right answers to their motoring-related questions
 Talking to car buyers and owners in plain, jargon-free English
 Conceiving and masterminding new campaigns and creating exciting new ways of presenting this most important of subjects
 Participate in personal and Parkers-branded social media to promote Parkers.co.uk on Facebook, Twitter and other emerging platforms
 Adhering to SEO best practice to improve our search rankings
 Learning from analytics, applying digital best practice to all content
 Writing and supporting advice features and other departments
 Assisting with newsletters, valuations and housekeeping across the site


This is a brilliant opportunity grow your own section within Parkers in a versatile and fast-paced role. You’ll already be in a senior position in the industry, or have been in journalism for a while and are aspiring to take the next career step. Not only do you have a good understanding of motoring issues as a whole, you’ll also be familiar with digital publishing best practice. Immaculate organisation and communication skills are a given. Understanding the intricacies of SEO updating strategy, social media and digital marketing is crucial to get our content in front of as many eyeballs as possible.


Parkers is the best friend of Britain’s car-buying public, with around 2.5 million users a month who depend on us for buying and selling advice, reviews of the latest models, trusted valuations and much, much more. The successful candidate will be obsessed with growing our audience, getting the best deals for our readers and making our reviews brilliant.


A full driving licence, well-connected contacts book and digital journalistic experience are essential. If you are a consumer champion with a passion for cars, motoring and digital media, this is your dream job!

 

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How to apply

To apply send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re our perfect candidate to keith.jones@parkers.co.uk.

Closing Date for applications is Saturday 19 October 2019