Editor (EMEIA Team) - 6 Month FTC in England - London, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Public Relations and Communications
Minimum Qualification
Professional Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

To plan, write and edit news for the EMEIA Area (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa), and chair weekly planning meetings for fellow editors in Sub-Areas within the EMEIA Area. 


  • Responsible for overall editorial management of EMEIA news. Provided via our intranet, with headlines and summaries emailed to everyone in the Area as part of our EY-wide daily news alert (this includes EMEIA content alongside global, Sub-Area, county, service line and local office content).
  • Attends weekly planning meetings with the Global, Area and CBS Editors, where the editors share information and plan, coordinate and discuss proposed content.
  • Chairs weekly planning meetings for the EMEIA Sub-Area, cascading information from the Global Editors meeting and working with the EMEIA editors to plan, coordinate and discuss proposed content.
  • Ensures EMEIA content is accurate, engaging, timely and relevant.
  • Works closely with the Global and EMEIA editorial team and key stakeholders, including other communications colleagues, to plan article topics/content for upcoming editions of the weekly newsletter.
  • Ensures EMEIA content on our article planning and scheduling tool is up to date.
  • Demonstrates all major strategic priorities are being covered with appropriate depth and frequency
  • Sources, prepares and writes engaging articles to reflect our over-arching EMEIA communications priorities, including EMEIA wins, new thought leadership, Quality & Risk Management matters, human interest, people news, service line (Assurance, Tax, Transaction services, Advisory) news, etc
  • Writes and/or edits all articles produced for the EMEIA-wide audience and manages review and sign-off.
  • Reviews content before forwarding to senior colleagues in the communications team for further review, and then to the EMEIA Executive for final comments.
  • Keeps track of comments and changes.
  • Uploads EMEIA content to our intranet, ensures each page is formatted correctly and error-free, and publishes stories to the intranet.
  • Liaises with Sub-Area Heads of Communications to ensure a regular feed of stories and to avoid duplication of content
  • Actively gathers ad-hoc feedback from Sub-Areas/communications leaders and uses Webtrends intranet use to assess the effectiveness of content and plan future coverage/editorial approaches. Feeds back on data to the rest of the group during Editorial Team meetings and EMEIA editors' calls.
  • Maintains ‘media-watch’ of all EY internal service line, sector, people communications to ensure all major internal topics/initiatives are covered.
  • Responds to all feedback.
  • Liaises with Global editor and contributes global stories.
  • Provides writing and editorial guidance as required.
  • Willing to work flexibly to meet deadlines and ensure timely articles.
  • Supports other communication projects and campaigns, as required.
  • Requirements

  • An excellent understanding of the role of the intranet and how web 2.0 can support strategic business objectives in a large,complex organisations.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong understanding of internal communications.

  • First class communication skills (written & verbal) – your message is clear and understood.

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships at a senior level and to team work across boundaries (geographical and functional).

  • Ability to develop a strong understanding of the business and its strategy, and integrate messages around this into news articles, as appropriate.

  • Creativity and innovation.

  • Focus on continuous improvement.

  • Working knowledge of professional services sector desirable, though not essential.

  • Graduate calibre, with professional or higher qualification in CIM, PR, Internal Communication or Corporate Communication.

  • Journalism qualification preferred.

  • Post-graduate experience in communications.
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