Competitive salary + bonus structure
40 Hours per week
Contract length: 3 Months – the end of time

Film Daily is looking for an Editor for their Leeds-based office. This person will oversee our growing editorial and video team who are focused on creating unique, shareable content on the themes of film, TV, entertainment, and new media. The right person will oversee the blue-sky editorial strategy for the company as well as managing day-to-day operations of the publication.

The Editor will work hand-in-hand with the company directors, senior managers, partners, and editorial team to assure the highest level of content is produced to our tight deadlines.

Who we are: Always now, forever independent

Film Daily is a new online platform connecting audiences with indie filmmakers via news, views, and reviews.

We are a scrappy new media startup aiming to disrupt the film distribution and production industries. We work with amazing, storied clients and new emerging technologies & agencies.

Our work environment is relaxed, but we tell it like it is. We value proficiency and we promote from within. Positions tend to be flexible, with some work-at-home opportunities. Community is everything to us, and we want to work on building our core community in Yorkshire.

We foster a culture of communication, community, teamwork, and collaboration.

Person Specification

  • Are you a film & TV obsessive?
  • Do you know your Kurosawa from your Kubrick? Your Lynch from your Leigh? Your Girls from your Broad City?
  • Are you a high achiever? Do you have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results (in your last role, at University, on your personal projects)?
  • Do you understand the way the film & TV industries works?
  • Do you know how to use web searches to learn new skills?
  • Are you a dedicated lifelong learner?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge?
  • Are you willing to do whatever it takes to achieve results?
  • Are you able to prioritise your workload?
  • Do you think change in Hollywood is long overdue?

What we can offer for the right candidate

  • Ongoing training
  • Access to stream endless films & TV
  • Invitations to red carpet events & exclusive film previews
  • Market rate salary & attractive bonus structure
  • Travel opportunities within the UK & USA
  • 28 days (pro-rated) holiday entitlement


  • Oversee editorial team-setting deadlines and host daily scrum meetings.
  • Review trending news and assign features to writers.
  • Manage production of daily newsletter, including liaising with sponsors & partners.
  • Make sure all features & newsletters go out on time.
  • Analyze all available data to create writer assignments.
  • Set measurable goals for teams.
  • Recruit new writers & video creators.
  • Ensure all content has been promoted via all available tools.
  • Create detailed editorial calendars based on all available data.
  • Plan editorial strategically considering the long view.
  • Grow Film Daily’s presence on social media platforms.
  • Conceptualise new & innovative ways to tell stories across our media platforms.
  • Fact-check, proofread, and edit copy where needed
  • Liaise with team to boost sales & revenue.
  • Monitor staff performance and give relevant feedback.
  • Work with online advertising platforms to monetise our content.
  • Work with our growth hacker on advertising arbitrage content production.
  • Work with our social media team to create viral content.
  • Manage a team of interns.

The ideal candidate must possess

  • Proven track record of editorial skills, with a portfolio and references to back it up
  • Deep understanding of online magazines
  • WordPress admin skills
  • Deep understanding of social media and its relation to online publishing
  • Encyclopedic knowledge of film & TV
  • Stoic, can-do attitude
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Clear understanding of journalistic ethics & legal principles
  • Experience in strategic planning and management
  • Great attention to detail
  • High motivation
  • Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team leadership skills with experience motivating teams and influencing key stakeholders
  • Past experience running a successful online magazine
  • Knowledge of photo- and video-editing software
  • Experience with real-time social reporting
  • Fluency in sourcing stock images & videos
  • Understanding of the importance of community
  • Love of the internet & technology
  • Understanding of the digital landscape, being ahead of new developments
  • 3+ years management experience in a media company
  • Experience working with online advertising agencies & aggregators
  • Demonstrated ability to drive strategy and make smart business decisions
  • Great sense of humor
  • Patience
  • Ambition

How to apply

Your portfolio must include:

  • 3 examples of film related writing
  • Tear sheets from your past roles
  • Growth metrics and data relating to your last role, including revenue reports

Anyone applying without these requirements will be automatically disqualified.

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