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Deputy Editor

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The Job

Film Daily is a leading online publication dedicated to providing insightful and engaging coverage of the film and television industry. We’re seeking a talented and passionate individual to join our team as Deputy Editor. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the magazine’s content strategy, managing a team of writers, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality articles and features.


Editorial management

  • Collaborate with editor-in-chief to develop and execute editorial vision.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the editorial department, ensuring adherence to deadlines and quality standards.
  • Assign articles, features, and reviews to writers, providing clear guidelines and constructive feedback.
  • Edit and proofread articles for accuracy, style, grammar, and formatting.

Content strategy

  • Stay updated with the latest trends and news in the film and television industry, identifying relevant topics for coverage.
  • Assist in developing the magazine’s content strategy, ensuring a balance of news, features, interviews, and reviews.
  • Conduct research to identify potential interviewees, industry experts, and emerging talents for exclusive content opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the social media team to ensure consistent and engaging cross-platform content distribution.

Team management

  • Supervise and mentor a team of writers, fostering their professional growth and ensuring a cohesive editorial voice.
  • Conduct regular team meetings, providing guidance, feedback, and support to enhance individual and team performance.
  • Recruit and onboard new writers, conducting interviews and assessing writing samples.
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as photography and design, to ensure seamless integration of visual elements into articles.

Quality control

  • Maintain high editorial standards by ensuring articles are factually accurate, well-researched, and adhere to the magazine’s style guide.
  • Review and approve article pitches, outlines, and final drafts, ensuring they align with the magazine’s editorial standards.
  • Conduct thorough fact-checking to verify accuracy of information and quotes.
  • Stay vigilant for potential legal and ethical issues and address them appropriately.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field – advanced degree preferred
  • Proven experience in digital media, journalism, or related roles, with a strong focus on film and television content
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail and a solid understanding of AP style
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment
  • In-depth knowledge of the film and television industry, including current trends, key players, and emerging talents
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, including ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in content management systems (CMS), SEO best practices, and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with digital analytics tools to track and analyze the performance of published content


  • In-depth understanding of SEO principles, techniques, and best practices
  • Familiarity with keyword research tools and the ability to identify relevant keywords and phrases for content optimization
  • Experience optimizing content for search engines, including metadata, headings, and on-page elements
  • Knowledge of link-building strategies including ability to create content that attracts quality backlinks


  • Proficient in conducting thorough research on a wide range of topics.
  • Skilled in gathering information from various sources and synthesizing it into well-structured and authoritative content.
  • Ability to validate information and ensure accuracy and credibility of sources.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify trends, insights, and opportunities for content optimization.

Adaptability & creativity

  • Ability to adapt writing style and tone to suit different industries, target audiences, and content formats
  • Creativity to develop innovative content ideas and angles that resonate with readers & drive engagement
  • Maintain knowledge of latest industry trends, SEO algorithms, and content marketing practices.
  • Openness to feedback and a willingness to continuously learn & improve writing skills

Experience & education

  • Proven experience as an SEO content writer, copywriter, or related role
  • 2 years experience as a deputy editor for an online magazine
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field (preferred but not required)
  • Portfolio of writing samples showcasing a range of content styles, SEO optimization, and industry expertise

Joining Film Daily as Deputy Editor offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic media outlet and shape its coverage of the film and television industry. If you have a passion for storytelling, sharp editorial eye, and deep love for movies and TV, we’d love to hear from you.


Rates depend on experience and the level at which you will join our team.

Recruitment process

Successful candidates will be invited to take a timed, paid test online.

Due to the volume of candidates, we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.