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Editor - Food & Home

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Editor - Food & Home

Job Introduction

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…  

Rewards and benefits 

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary. 

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or hybrid working

  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service 

  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations 

  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies 

  • Defined pension contribution scheme  

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme  

  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days 

  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment 

  • Subsidised gym memberships  

  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members 

  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance 

  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail… 

Role Responsibility

The Food & Home Editor leads content across our digital channels in the eponymous categories. With a strategic, audience-focused approach, they shape and communicate Selfridges’ point of view on Food and Home through storytelling and product curation. They represent Selfridges at our own customer-facing activations and industry events. ​

Key Responsibilities:​

  • Positioning Selfridges at the forefront of the Food and Home categories through researching and generating new cross-platform franchise ideas, as well as cultivating and maintaining key relationships within the industry​
  • To create and oversee Home and Food content in line with Selfridges’ social first content strategy​
  • Workshop, develop and write product copy for a number of Selfridges’ own brand ranges, including Selfridges Selection food​
  • Managing the Food and Home content calendar ensuring it aligns with Selfridges’ business priorities ​
  • Partnering with the Food and Home Social Media Manager to create social-first content based on Selfridges’ content strategy​
  • Ensure all content ladders up to our business-wide Sustainability Strategy, through both product curation and approach to content​
  • Act as Creative content representative for Selfridges-own Food and Home projects across the business, such as Selfridges Selection, new services, etc ​
  • Ensure content is optimised and SEO friendly ​
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with the Social, Art Direction and Design teams to ensure Home and Food content is delivered smoothly and to brief ​
  • Acts as an ambassador for the business at all times

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience working in digital media or advertising in an editorial / copywriting capacity ​
  • Experience working in the food industry, with strong contacts ​
  • Experience in food brand copywriting​
  • A keen understanding of the role culture and experience play in retail​
  • A healthy social media presence and deep understanding of the digital/social media landscape​

The Ideal Candidate​

This is a role that combines a deep understanding of the worlds of food and interiors, a flair for writing, an original take on brand content and excellent people skills to be able to form strong relationships with key business stakeholders facilitating the best-informed content approach.​

About the Company

Everyone is welcome 

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.   


Our awards cabinet  

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times. 


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