Jobs

Editorial Officer

  • Deadline : Tue 5 Jul 2022 12:00pm
  • Interviews w/c : Mon 11 Jul 2022

Welsh National Opera shares the power of live opera with audiences and communities across Wales and England – in theatres, in neighbourhoods and online.

We are seeking to appoint an Editorial Officer which sits within the Audiences Department of Welsh National Opera (WNO). The Audiences team is responsible for all WNO’s main marketing and communications activities.

The main purpose of the job is to support and assist with English and Welsh editorial content generation for all WNO publications: main scale opera programmes, midscale and concert programmes.

 

Some of the responsibilities that you will have include

  • To work closely with the HPP on editorial for main-scale, midscale and concert programmes            
  • Assist in commissioning editorial for programmes from freelance writers and academics
  • To provide information, support and generate repertoire copy and notes to HPP as required
  • To research context, existing material and historical references as required
  • Liaising with Artistic Administration - to co-ordinate and update all performer and creative biographies, edit to standard in-house copy, and style conventions for all print and website needs
  • To support in proof-reading and sub-editing all English & Welsh programme content for WNO Style, grammar and accuracy, ensuring correct crediting of all material as required
  • Liaise with WNO’s roster of Welsh translators and agencies as required
  • Assist HPP in content & editorial planning, publications design, image sourcing, print scheduling and management
  • Consolidate Welsh editorial role across all WNO print and audience-facing material
  • To provide editorial research and content for WNO publications, website and digital projects, as required in both English and Welsh


The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent, creative and adaptable writing skills in both English and Welsh
  • Experience of editorial and publishing work
  • Extensive knowledge of operatic and classical concert repertoire
  • Excellent communicator (written and speaking) in both English and Welsh, with good inter-personal skills
  • Confidence in managing external suppliers and relationships
  • Ability to research and write effective and engaging audience-facing content that reflects the Company’s Brand & Style at all levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail and proof-reading skills
  • A flexible, enthusiastic and adaptable approach, a team-player
  • Self-reliance, dependability, discretion and punctuality
  • Able to work evenings and weekends, study days and events to promote WNO if required
  • Excellent ability to research and write creative content for print and digital platforms
  • Proven writing and editorial experience
  • An exceptional interest in opera and comprehensive knowledge of operatic and concert repertoire
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and schedule effectively and to work to tight deadlines occasionally under pressure
  • Exceptional IT and computer literacy skills
  •  A comprehensive understanding of musicology
  • Music qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Fluent Welsh speaker and ability to write and edit effectively in Welsh 

To apply please provide a CV along with a covering letter specifying their skills and experience for the role to recruitment@wno.org.uk

Welsh National Opera is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity.  We encourage people from any background to apply for vacancies.  We are committed to creating a workforce which is representative of society and brings together people with a variety of skills and experiences to help shape what we do and how we work. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates.