Production Assistant

Date Posted: 14 days ago
London N1

Job Description

Guardian Media Group (GMG) is a leading global media organisation, the publisher of the Guardian, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2021, the Observer and the, which attracts over 200 million global unique browsers each month. We are renowned for our ground-breaking independent journalism and our award-winning digital products.
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
We are now looking for a Production Assistant to monitor sites and work alongside colleagues to ensure the highest editorial, technical, production and design standards are maintained across the network on a 12 month fixed term contract.
About the role

  • Deal with the daily flow of production requests and queries from the editorial and project teams across the Guardian’s production offices globally.
  • Work as part of a 24/7 operation alongside colleagues in the Guardian’s New York and Sydney offices, to troubleshoot technical problems that impact on editorial production and escalate these when necessary.
  • Assist and advise on digital best practices across the Guardian’s platforms, supporting production desks internationally in upholding editorial standards.
  • Assist each news desk as required with production tasks associated with major breaking news stories.

About you

  • Journalistic experience in a print or online environment.
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for The Guardian’s editorial values.
  • Experience of working in a changing and pressurised environment.
  • Knowledge of web production.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for and interest in web journalism.
  • Experience with content management systems.

You can see the full job description here
Working pattern will be a 9-day fortnight with rota to include regular weekend work. Hybrid working involving both office and home shifts.
How to apply
To apply, please upload your latest CV and cover letter.
The closing date for applications is* Tuesday 9th November 2021*
About us
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.
We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.
It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.
We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.
At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.

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