Islam Channel has been broadcasting worldwide in English from London since 2004.
Established at the heart of the British and global Muslim community, it is watched by 60 per cent of British Muslims and reaches an engaged and active audience of millions worldwide, online and on TV. Islam Channel is a great place to work, offering exceptional opportunities. We are a diverse team of dedicated and hardworking professionals. If you would like to join us and have the opportunity to help shape our company, then we would love to hear from you.
Role summary We are seeking a creative content writer to produce articles for Islam Channel’s website, who can write to a high standard. The role is suitable for someone who has an interest in current affairs, especially when it comes to Muslims and Muslim issues.
Create engaging and topical editorial content in a range of formats
Conduct in-depth research on topics of interest to our audience to develop original content
Contribute feature and original story ideas
Help the News Editor further develop the content strategy
Conduct thorough interviews with key figures by phone, video or face-to-face;
Upload and update content on the Webflow CMS
Ensure the accuracy and correctness of all content through proofreading and editing
Produce sparkling copy at speed and to tight deadlines in line with SEO and web publishing principles
Understand social media and proactively suggest ideas on how it can be used to disseminate articles better.
Collaborate with the wider team to deliver and share content across platforms
Attend meetings as required to update on online content status and discuss ideas
Keep on top of analytics to tweak and improve content; compile and analyse content performance
About You You Will Have
An advanced understanding of Islam and of Islam Channel values
The basics of online journalism; know what makes a good story and how to write for the audience
Great research skills and be good at absorbing large amounts of information
The ability to manage efficiently your workload and meet scheduled deadlines
Educated to degree level, media or journalism qualification preferable;
Excellent English writing and grammar skills; often you will proof your own copy
Portfolio of published articles, proven content writing or copywriting materials
Have knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations
Motivation and a ‘can do attitude’ to ensure that all content is delivered on time and to a high standard
Have knowledge of SEO so that articles surface high on search engines
Highly creative and full of ideas;
Personable and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall passion for excellence
Please send your CV
Please also upload examples of your writing with your CV This position is based in our head office in Ilford, London.
Must have the right to work in the UK Must be able to commute