Road Tester - Autocar

  • Location Twickenham Google map this
  • Updated 02 Jun 2017
  • Category Editorial & Content Creation
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To apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@haymarket.com

Haymarket Automotive comprises What Car?, PistonHeads and Autocar - three brilliant brands that are world-famous for informing and entertaining car buyers, sellers and owners and which share the goal of leading in their chosen marketplaces.


Our reputation is built on quality journalism, slick marketing, product innovation and dogged and skilled salescraft, all in support of digital and print products that lead the market. No other automotive brand interacts with consumers and the car industry so comprehensively or is as well respected by its audience.


Whatever we do, we aim to be the best - and that starts with our teams and the way we place them at the heart of everything we do

Almost 100 years on from inventing the road test in the 1920s, Autocar remains the go-to destination in print and online for the most in-depth and authoritative enthusiast car reviews anywhere in the world. The road tester will work alongside the road test editor, deputy road test editor and wider team to play a key role in the creation of Autocar’s reviews content.  

 

  • Work with the road test editor and deputy road test editor to help create the weekly road test in Autocar magazine
  • Play a key role in covering launches at home and abroad for the first drives section of the website and magazine. While on launches, ensure we maximise every opportunity for news gathering and creating social media content
  • Work with the road test editor and digital editor to commission first drives for Autocar in print and online
  • Work with the digital editor to ensure timely publication to the website for first drive reviews, and be involved in checking the copy for accuracy and consistency, and the upload for housekeeping requirements
  • Book cars for first drives, group tests and road tests, and ensure the wider Autocar team is available to write them
  • Play a wider role in managing social media output of Autocar’s reviews content, ensuring that Autocar’s social coverage reflects and maximises the opportunities we get with cars
  • Work closely with the video team to ensure we’re getting the best possible value from each car loan and launch opportunity in creating video content
  • Work with the digital reviews editor to ensure the data in Autocar’s A-Z section is regularly updated, and data online is also up to date
  • Work with the digital reviews editor to ensure the online reviews are updated, and that there is an expanded bank of first drives to go with the flagship longer reviews on key cars
  • Manage the car list for the rest of the Autocar team, to ensure the staff all get regular access to key new cars
  • Contribute to the features section of the magazine and website in writing longer drive pieces and comparison tests as necessary. You should also regularly offer opinion pieces for the website, too
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