Copy Editor

Ascential Events
Cannes Lions
Job function:
Job type:
Perm Full Time
London, UK
£ 0 - 0
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Close date:
15 January 2018
We’re Cannes Lions.

Cannes Lions we believe creativity is the driving force for business, for change and for good. That’s why we are campaigners for creativity: we inspire creative bravery that changes the course of communications. Our awards set a global benchmark for what good creative looks like, and our annual Festival connects those with a similar vision.

About the role

Key Purpose

  • Write clear, concise and effective marketing copy for Cannes Lions and its regional events.
  • Proofread, fact-check and edit all brand copy and external communications
  • Work with teams across the company (eg marketing, commercial, talent & training etc) to communicate the right messages at the right time
  • Understand the Cannes Lions community and the diverse industries they work in
  • Bring the event to life throughout the year.
Key Accountabilities
  • Produce creative, compelling copy across print and digital for marketing materials such as sales brochures, landing pages, social PPC, event programmes, leaflets, event listings, video scripts and more
  • Work with the marketing and design teams to produce frequent, effective email marketing campaigns
  • Amend, revise or redevelop copy in response to feedback from relevant stakeholders
  • Proofread and edit company communications for teams across Cannes Lions and its sister festivals e.g. event signage and customer-facing emails
  • Assist the social media manager with copy for social channels such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Cannes Lions and its sister festivals’ products and markets to ensure quality, accuracy and relevancy of copy
  • Learn, maintain and develop the voice and tone for each event.

  • Degree in communications/marketing/English/related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques and how to craft effective sales copy
  • Copywriting experience, ideally for a brand
  • Project management skills: assisting in the planning, executing and implementing of campaigns (particularly email marketing).
  • Working knowledge of Adobe programmes such as InDesign and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of content management systems (eg Sitecore)
  • UX writing experience
  • ·Experience working within the branded communications industry: knowledge of client/agency models and an understanding of the industry structure would be beneficial.
  • Strong copywriting and communication skills
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Thorough knowledge of marketing techniques
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects at a time
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to balance multiple stakeholder requirements
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team and build relationships across the business
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Personal Attributes
  • Creative
  • Resilient and receptive to feedback
  • Well-organised
  • Self-sufficient
  • Collaborative
  • Confident
  • Persuasive (in terms of writing skills and ability to sell creative ideas)
  • Adaptable
  • Interest in branded munications space
  • Strong eye for detail

What we offer

We offer our employees a great package of perks, including:
  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Bonus, Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

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About Ascential

Cannes Lions is a part of the Ascential group.

Each of our products and brands has its own unique heritage and voice, but all align to one common goal: to enable an eco-system that better informs and connects the business world.

Here at Ascential, we have a deep knowledge of our customers, their businesses and industries. Our aim is for our products – increasingly offered both face to face and online - to offer content and connections that professionals rely on for growth and value creation.

Operating from 14 offices around the world, Ascential serves customers in more than 150 countries, providing local and global knowledge, connections and access.

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