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Olly Wehring | 19 March 2015

It is with great sadness that I announce that just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, will be leaving us next month. After three years in the hot seat, James is heading off to UK retail magazine Retail Week to be their news editor.

We'll miss him massively and both myself and Andy wish him all the best in his new position, which he is set to assume in mid-April.

What this means now is that we're on the hunt for a new deputy editor.

Here's the ad:

Deputy Editor (B2B)

Remote working, or from office in Worcestershire            Permanent, full-time position
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Leading international online business-to-business title just-drinks (part of the Aroq group) has a rare vacancy for an experienced, talented and versatile deputy editor, who has a demonstrable ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the website.

just-drinks provides daily news, incisive analysis and considered commentary on the key issues facing the global drinks industry to over 100,000 decision-makers a month. The site is widely-recognised as being at the forefront of online news for the beer, soft drinks, spirits, bottled water and wine categories worldwide.

We're looking for an excellent journalist to help drive just-drinks' editorial output, not only of news coverage, but also of comment, analysis and interviews. The successful candidate will be able to put the news into context, produce analysis on why developments are important for the industry and what they mean for our readers, and comment on such matters from a position of authority.

Previous - or existing - journalistic experience covering the drinks industry is essential, as is an NCTJ-recognised journalistic qualification. Experience in financial and business journalism would be a distinct advantage, as would the ability to oversee a team of freelancers and to work within pre-agreed budgets.

Beyond the editorial responsibilities, a proven track record in having developed new ideas for editorially-led commercial products would be a major benefit. The deputy editor will play an important role in the strategic direction of the publication.

The position will suit a person willing to either work remotely or from the office in Bromsgrove. If remote, then regular trips to the office would be required.

As an international B2B title, the role offers the opportunity for regular worldwide travel.

Company benefits include a profit share bonus, healthcare cash plan, holiday increasing with service and extra days paid holiday between Christmas and New Year. 

To apply, please submit your CV and a short covering letter to cat.jones@aroq.com by close of UK business on Friday 27 March, 2015.

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