Media job: Heritage brands content editor, DC Thomson Media

CLOSING DATE: May 11, 2018

WE are looking for an exceptional candidate to be responsible for generating and managing editorial and art content for Commando, The Broons, Oor Wullie and other heritage titles within DC Thomson Media.

Reporting to the Heritage Brands and Licensing editor, the successful candidate will ensure entertaining, informative and engaging material is produced which promotes brand values on time, within budget and in the appropriate format. There is also a requirement to support brand activity with content generated for group newspapers and online.

The key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Editorial responsibility for Commando, The Broons and Oor Wullie – content (text, artwork, captions, scripts and headings), layout and planning, including the commissioning/sourcing of new and existing art.
  • Produce associated brand material for all relevant media platforms (including social media, TV, digital).
  • Identify opportunities to grow the Commando, Broons and Oor Wullie and associated comic brands through new products and innovations.

In this role, you will be required to generate, capture and communicate creative ideas which build on brand values. A key aspect will be managing in-house, and commissioning freelance, writers and artists to produce material which meets required standards and briefs (deadline, word count, fee, style etc), appropriate for the brand(s).

The responsibility for sourcing Beano/Dandy classic/archive material for publication is also incumbent. Sourcing and producing material for all classic/archive annuals and books within Children’s Entertainment, including commissioning new material where appropriate. Provide creative content to develop merchandising products via DC Thomson Media Licensing.

In addition, an aptitude to maintain and actively seek opportunities to raise the brand profiles and act as an ambassador for DC Thomson Media and the brands where required. Manage budgets and costs in line with requirements and within agreed limits. Provide timely business information to assist business planning process in line with prescribed reporting format. Devise long-term strategies for the future direction of the brands to maximise opportunities.

The successful candidate will have proven experience and experience of both print and online strategic development. You will have excellent interpersonal and management skills. You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience. You should have an awareness of copyright laws and codes of practice.

To apply for this position, please follow the online application process and submit a CV and cover letter. 

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This is a permanent, full-time position, based in Dundee. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday pro rata, health cash plan, on-site gym, childcare vouchers, excellent pension, a competitive salary and many more staff discounts and benefits.