Content Development Executive -

This job has closed

£21,000 + benefits + OTE + bonus
5th December 2019
Start date:
Job type:
Graduate job

We are seeking to appoint a Content Development Executive for, the social network connecting the food and drinks sector with the media.

The role will suit someone who has graduated recently and who has excellent communications skills.

We’re looking for an energetic and passionate candidate, who is keen to work for a social network and who wants a role that offers opportunities to make monthly bonuses on top of an impressive base salary.

Our Content Development Executive role combines sourcing content from journalists, for which a bonus scheme applies, and managing content submitted by journalists and PR professionals.

Managing and approving content on a daily basis is key, together with daily proactive phone-based outreach to encourage journalists to register and post enquiries (Journalist Alerts). The candidate will earn impressive bonuses from sourcing content from their phone-based work.

Targets will be set for deliverables such as number of calls per day, number of new journalists publishing Journalist Alerts, and the total number of Journalist Alerts published each month. This means the successful candidate must be happy working towards targets.

The person appointed will report into the site’s Business Development Director and will work alongside a Marketing Manager.

Since its launch in 2005, Food4Media has grown to become the food and drinks sector's chosen channel of communication with the media. The site connects over 1000 PR & marketing professionals with over 2000 journalists. The site is owned by TravMedia, the world's leading social network connecting the travel industry with the media.

Over 100 top brands use Food4Media including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Muller, Parmigiano Reggiano, Rainforest Alliance, Yeo Valley, Parma Ham, Krispies, Ticklebox, Leiths, and more.

Registered media include Olive, Delicious, BBC Good Food, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Vegan Living, Housewares, Masterchef, Channel 4, and others.

The sites enable PRs to submit press releases, images, video and other media information, and respond to journalists breaking requests for information (‘Journalist Alerts’). Registered users build their own private network of industry contacts (Network) and communicate with each other (“Updates” and “Chat”). is operated under license in the UK by TravMedia (UK) Ltd. The company also runs in this marketplace, and were founders of the flagship show IMM (IMM 2020, 9-10 March, QEII Centre, Westminster, see The company's employees work alongside the staff of Property4Media and Homes4Media, operated by sister company News4Media Ltd.


Journalist Management

- Sole responsibility for liaison with our journalist users

- Daily phone outreach to journalists, registering them to the sites and encouraging them to post content

- Bonuses payable based on levels of Journalist Alerts and on new users posting Journalist Alerts

- Bonuses payable on two other monthly variables.


- Checking and approving uploaded Journalist Alerts, press releases, stories, images, video and other inbound content.

- Ensuring perfect presentation of content on the sites and on alert emails

- Attendance at industry events and our own events

Candidate Profile:

- Recent Graduate

- Ability to work under the pressure of a target-driven environment

- Persuasive phone manner

- Great communication skills – perfect spoken and written English,

- Capable, quick, determined

- Immaculate attention to detail

- Team player

Location: TravMedia UK Ltd, London SE1 (Waterloo).

Salary: The role pays a basic annual salary of £21,000 plus bonuses. We expect the candidate to achieve at least £5000 in bonuses, providing targets are hit, so an OTE of £26,000+ can be expected.

Location: London SE1 (Waterloo).

To apply: When applying through please also supply a covering letter explaining why in up to 300 own words why you're the right person for this role


Connecting journalists with PR professionals across the food and drinks sector.