Commercial Creative Editor

We are seeking a creative, talented and motivated candidate to head up a market-leading content team as Commercial Creative Editor, a role that combines editorial expertise with an understanding of the broader commercial environment.

You’ll be tasked with designing original content campaigns across Journal Media’s full suite of publications and formats; and then bringing these campaigns to life through the full production cycle. You’ll lead a team that is widely recognised as among the best in the marketplace.

About us

Journal Media has been a market leader in Irish digital publishing since 2010. We publish Ireland’s most-read digital native news outlet,, and the home of the modern Irish sports fan, The42.

Journal Media’s advertising network has now grown to encompass Ireland’s leading real estate platform, its largest motor marketplace DoneDeal, and its largest community website, Our products help users make smarter choices for themselves, their families and their communities.

Content is at the core of our advertising business. We pioneered native advertising in Ireland, and have built on that to create award-winning content for some of the biggest global and Irish brands.

Creative team values

We believe the best way to drive attention for our advertising clients is by creating content that their audience wants to consume. So our team is founded on creative talent, journalistic know-how, and a deep understanding of our users.

We believe that simple products can be the most impactful; that good information is good business; and that openness and inclusivity drive innovation and progress.

Role overview

The CCE role reports to the Commercial Director.

The key function is to lead the creative team in the design, communication and delivery of content marketing campaigns which deliver on client objectives - while also serving existing Journal Media audiences.

The key objective of this role is to drive advertising revenue for Journal Media by creating content.

The right candidate will be a talented journalist with leadership experience and a deep understanding of the content marketplace, including branded content in all its forms. S/he will lead designated major projects, and be a contact point across teams. S/he will have:

  • The vision to marry client requirements with audience needs
  • The communication and organisational skills to collaborate with internal stakeholders and external contractors, ensuring that campaigns are delivered to the highest standards
  • The leadership skills to be a manager and mentor, delivering feedback and building team capabilities

Key responsibilities

This role will work across our product portfolio to oversee the design and delivery of content campaigns. The primary phases of campaign production are:

  • Ideation: Designing original content campaigns which
    • engage and delight our users
    • deliver on the needs of commercial clients
    • are a native fit with the tone and style of Journal Media publications
  • Communication: Crafting brief responses and pitches to commercial clients which explain in clear and compelling ways why our proposals match both client and audience needs.
  • Production: Delivering great content that brings these ideas to life. This will include
    • reporting, writing, commissioning and editing written content
    • designing and managing production of video and other visual content, alongside external contractors
    • project managing campaigns which include multiple formats and contributors

This role is the operational leader of the creative team: assigning tasks, managing workflow and internally signing off content as well as owning internal and external collaborations. The primary organisational responsibilities are:

  • Empowering the creative team and building capabilities through active management, feedback and mentoring
  • Collaborating with editorial and product leads to
    • Be the key liaison point on content between commercial and editorial teams
    • Ensure alignment of commercial with editorial products
    • Deliver collaborative campaigns where appropriate
  • Working with the Commercial Director to contribute to the development of overall commercial strategy

Working with Journal Media

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment as part of a dynamic team in a young company, which in just over a decade has grown to challenge legacy publishers operating for more than a century. In this role you will be empowered to make decisions and set direction. The role is a hybrid one with the freedom to move between home and our offices in central Dublin as the work requires.


If you feel you could make a difference in this role, please send a CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit, to [email protected]. The closing date for applications has now been extended to Friday, 29 April 2022.

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