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

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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