Editor (SG)

We’re Looking for an Experienced Editor

At John Brown Novus the role of Editor is far beyond a back room role of correcting grammar and spelling errors (although you will need to have top-notch skills in this regard). You will be expected to plan editorial calendars, create project content and pitch content, as well as lead specific editorial initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats. You will partner with account leads to provide editorial direction where needed and lead brainstorms and ideation internally and with clients. You will drive copy flow and timelines, and be comfortable working with a team of writers, subeditors, designers and photo editors, ensuring that all work is well written and on brief.

Although your skills may be based in traditional media you will also have a sound knowledge of new media and how best to use different platforms and the latest technology for maximum impact.

Our editors take the editorial lead and work as part of an energetic and collaborative content floor, building meaningful relationships with clients and teams alike . With offices in Singapore and Hong Kong and global clients in a host of different industries, from healthcare to finance and hotels, each day offers unique possibilities.

You might be brainstorming a creative concept, leading a team of junior writers to create 140 features for a new website in less than six weeks; working with designers to conceptualise and execute an infographic and video on a sensitive subject that is both engaging and meets regulatory approval; or working with department heads to create and deliver a multi-platform content campaign. You can be assured that no two days will ever be the same.

If you are confident you can inspire and lead a team, think creatively and generate great ideas, then we want to hear from you.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates must:

  • Have excellent editing, writing, copyediting and proofreading skills across multiple industries
  • Possess a minimum of an associates (two year) degree in a journalism or mass communication. A bachelor degree is preferred
  • Have at least seven years of editorial experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Have two to three years of successful supervisory experience
  • Possess exceptional computer skills — Word, Excel and Powerpoint knowledge is a must
  • Display a proven ability to think creatively and strategically, providing marketable solutions that meet client objectives
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be able to multi-task and show first-rate planning and organisational abilities
  • Be passionate about producing outstanding work
  • Be results-oriented, self-reliant, proactive and able to work well under pressure
  • Be comfortable presenting concepts and justifying outputs to clients
  • Be unafraid to constructively challenge or resolve editorial matters internally and externally
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • Display a passion for omni channel content and making the most of creative ideas across multiple formats and platforms
  • Have experience and understanding of the interplay between creative and editorial
  • Be able to provide solid editorial insights from social/web metrics and analysis
  • Have an excellent level of general knowledge, as well as an interest and proven experience in crafting copy for different audiences on a diverse array of subject matters, from health and parenting to travel, insurance and banking.

What’s in store for the successful candidate?

  • A full-time permanent position
  • A multicultural environment with a diverse group of individuals
  • Career and personal growth
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Discretionary performance bonus
  • A centrally-located office in the heart of Tanjong Pagar
  • Salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications

Please send your CV to careers@johnbrownnovus.com. Shortlisted applicants will benotified within 14 workings days upon submission of application, and will be sent a summary job description.