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Thank you for your interest in working at Index on Censorship.

Assistant editor, online

Index on Censorship is currently seeking an online assistant editor to join its editorial team. The online assistant editor will be responsible mainly for creating and commissioning multimedia content for the website on topical freedom of expression stories, but will be expected to provide wider editorial support as needed. This is a full-time role based in our London Bridge office.

The role calls for a self-starter who is comfortable working in a small team and willing to take on projects outside of their core responsibilities as needed. We are looking for someone who can pitch ideas on free expression topics, assist in editing and commissioning and who has experience creating infographics, photo galleries and other story-telling forms. Candidates must be completely comfortable working with a variety of web platforms, a keen user of social media and be able to use Photoshop, InDesign or other graphics programmes. Candidates must be able to effectively manage their own projects and provide support to the web editor and other members to staff as directed. You must be a fluent English speaker.

Ideal candidates will have knowledge of html/css and have a working knowledge of another language.

Index is a 43-year old freedom of expression charity that defends the freedom of people to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution. Index publishes an award-winning quarterly magazine and runs a regular program of events to support censored writers and artists and to encourage discussion about free expression. The organisation also runs an annual Freedom of Expression Awards program.

Required experience

  • One to three years experience as a web journalist
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to produce creative, clean and accurate copy in a deadline-driven environment
  • Attention to detail and grammar
  • Skilled at promoting content through social media platforms
  • Be completely computer literate on a variety of programmes such as InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and projects
  • Experience with graphic design/infographics
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Preferred experience

  • Experience with search engine optimisation concepts and practices
  • Experience with legal and copyright laws in the UK and EU
  • Knowledge of html and css
  • Second language(s)

Salary £21,000-£22,500 dependent on experience. No relocation assistance available.

— Submit a one page cover letter, CV and two recently published pieces to assistanteditoronline@indexoncensorship.org
— Closing date: 20 July 2015

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Absolutely no calls or agencies

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