We Are Recruiting: Marketing and Editorial Assistant

Wednesday 12 January 2022
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We are delighted to announce that we are offering another paid role at LeftLion as part of the Department of Work & Pensions Kickstart Scheme.


This role is for a Marketing and Editorial Assistant. 

You will work within our Editorial team, under the supervision of our Marketing and Partnerships Manager to:

  • Write editorial copy for our website, magazine, and weekly newsletter
  • Create bespoke marketing campaigns for businesses working in a wide range of sectors
  • Help ensure that our partners receive a reliable, high quality service
  • Assist with the delivery of artwork, editorial and other collateral

Top tip: Familiarise yourself with some of the advertising in our magazine and on our website before you apply. 

Desirable qualities include:

  • Previous experience of writing
  • A good grasp of the English language
  • A good knowledge of using social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme provides new job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit. The placements are for a minimum of 25 hours a week for a total of 6 months and they are paid at the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (18-20yrs: £6.56 ; 21-22yrs: £8.36; 23+: £8.91).


Am I eligible?

To be eligible for these placements, you must be:

  • between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Unemployed and registered for Universal Credit (if you are unemployed and not currently registered for Universal Credit you can register here)
  • If you are both of the above please speak to your Job Centre work coach and ask to be referred to this role.

Our apologies to anyone who wants to apply who does not fit the above requirements, but those are the rules of the funding we have been allocated as part of this scheme. 

What support will we provide as part of the role?

At LeftLion we have a strong track record of bringing through people as apprentices and staff who have gone on to establish careers in national journalism and international marketing roles. These include people who went on to work at organisations such as; The Guardian, The Boots Company, NME Magazine, Buzzfeed, Reuters, Archant Media and Nottingham Trent University. 

As well as job specific training, we will also provide support for you in looking for long-term work after your placement ends (although we’re hopeful of being able to extend some of these placements ourselves). You will be assigned a mentor, a senior member of our team, who you will work with throughout your placement with us. They will help to train you in the systems and software that you will use in this role. We will also provide you with all the equipment that you need.

How can I apply?

1) You must be aged 16-24 and registered with the Jobcentre in order to apply. Find my local Jobcentre.

2) Once you are registered, please ask your Job Centre work coach to refer you to this role.

3) Once you have been referred please fill out our application form online. You will need a Google account (which is free and takes 2 minutes to set up) to do this. 

4) Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Monday 28 February. We will get back to all candidates to let you know if you have been selected for interview after then. 


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