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Recruitment specialists in editorial and
content creation – digital and print

Honest, knowledgeable and friendly recruitment
to grow your career or your business

About

Welcome to Folio, a recruitment
agency for the media industry.
We place permanent and freelance
candidates in all areas of editorial
and content creation.

Penny Lawson founded Folio in 2005 after 13 years in publishing. In her previous career she worked as a chief sub and deputy editor on some of the UK’s best-known consumer and client magazines, so she knows the industry first-hand.

She has matched hundreds of candidates to exciting opportunities, whether that be within digital, social, content marketing, consumer, b2b, communications or PR. The fact that many of these candidates are now clients is testament to Folio’s success.

Folio prides itself on its honest, friendly approach and the business is built on integrity and reliability. Excellent recruitment isn’t about plugging gaps – it’s sharing the dream, giving intelligent advice and supporting you throughout the journey.

Candidates

Registering with Folio

Folio specialises in jobs in content creation. From editorial assistant to editorial director, or social media exec to senior strategist, we can help find the right role for you.

The form below gives you the chance to let us know your ideal job and salary expectations. We review every application and you will always hear back. If we think we can help, we’d like to meet to talk in more detail about your career moves and aspirations.

We get to know the people we work with – and that is what makes Folio special.

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Testimonials

“Penny is the friendliest face in recruitment, adding a personal touch that goes beyond the day-to-day normality of sharing CVs and portfolios, and chasing up work opportunities. She’s also efficient, with a great memory and network of contacts, placing people in the right roles for freelance and putting them forward for full-time vacancies. Penny maintains close communication when something’s come up, so you aren’t left wondering whatever happened to that mooted possibility (which some recruiters seem to do all too often!). It’s a pleasure to be on Penny’s books.” Stuart, Copywriter

“The difference between Penny and other recruiters is that she genuinely cares about you as an individual. Right from the outset, Penny took the time to get to know me and my likes and dislikes, and within weeks had placed me with a host of long-standing clients. Her connections are second to none, but it is her caring and personable approach that sets her apart from all other recruiters I’ve worked with. I’ve had nothing but a positive experience and can thoroughly recommend Folio!” Matt, Editor

“Penny really listened to what I wanted and only matched me with the roles and companies that would suit me best. Throughout I felt incredibly supported, at ease about big career decisions and altogether more confident about my future. Within two weeks I was offered the job I was looking for. I can’t thank Penny enough for all her help!” Emily, Content Exec

“I approached Penny after six months of searching for employment with no success. Her experience, expertise and guidance were exactly what I needed and she restored confidence in my abilities. She helped me refocus on what it was that I wanted to achieve. Within days, Penny had secured an interview for me and it was only a matter of weeks before I was offered a full-time position. Thanks to her, I am now in a job that I absolutely love.” Justine, Sub-editor

Freelance

Deciding whether to go freelance can be very daunting – sole trader versus limited company, what expenses are tax deductible, should you be VAT registered, etc. And when you are successfully working freelance, the chances are you’ll need advice from time to time.

These practical guides offer help on how to set up, expenses, personal indemnity insurance, self-assessment and a host of other important issues.

Clients

How Folio can help

Folio is a niche, specialist agency focussing on content creation. We work with content marketing agencies, ad agencies, global news publishers, consumer brands, PR agencies, social and video specialists, independent publishers and any business in need of engaging content.

Penny spent 13 years in publishing, so genuinely gets what you need. She loves combining the worlds of publishing and recruitment and has one simple aim – to truly match the needs of both clients and candidates.

Most of our clients come to us by referral (thank you) and they keep coming back. We interview all candidates and set tests, when relevant, to assess writing, editing, subbing, SEO, social, digital and IT skills. We only put forward people we believe are a strong fit and we will never clog your inbox with CVs.

To discuss a role you are recruiting, please call 020 3417 4060 or submit a brief here. We would love to help.

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Testimonials

“Folio’s editorial expertise and professionalism have been invaluable. Other recruitment agencies left us disappointed with their level of service, but Folio understood our needs completely and helped us find the right people for numerous roles, both temporary and permanent.” Barry, Director

“Penny hunts down the candidates other agencies don’t and doesn’t just rely on incoming CVs. She has placed several outstanding candidates with me over the years, both permanent, fixed contract and freelance, a number of which are still in place after many years.” Chris, Editor

“Folio has been an invaluable help to me, providing excellent, technically skilled, friendly and reliable sub-editors who meet the exact requirements of our demanding production desk. Folio provides such subs promptly and often at very short notice (due to the unforeseeable events of a busy publishing outfit), significantly easing the pressure at the most challenging times.” Stuart, Production Editor

“Penny delivers. She has never wasted my time by putting people forward who are not suitable. Everyone she sends my way has been more than capable of doing the job at hand. On the whole, freelancers I get through Penny come back to work with us job after job as her standard is incredibly high.” Zoe, Head of Content

Jobs

Content Editor
London
circa £40k
Apr 2019

Our client is a leading content marketing agency with offices in London. They are looking for an editor to work on digital and print content for two award-winning accounts. This is a great opportunity – call Penny on 020 3417 4060 to find out more.

 

Editor, equity research, private bank
London
£40k-£50k
Apr 2019

Our client is one of the oldest banks in the world, and with this heritage comes fantastic opportunities for bright and aspiring individuals. With its Head Office in Hamburg, Germany, and with a strong presence in the financial centres of London, Frankfurt and New York, it is one of Europe’s leading privately-owned banks.

For the market leading Research Editing and Production team in London they are looking for:

Editor (Junior / Associate, Equity Research), London

Responsibilities:

The editing of equity research notes and commentaries produced by a c100-strong team of analysts based in London, adhering at all times to established house style

  • Repairing incorrectly formatted financial data in tables and charts
  • Final proofreading and preparation of research for timely publication online
  • Final proofreading and preparation of the daily newsletter and the covering email sent out with it to a database of clients
  • Close liaison with analysts, other editors and the design/formatting team on everyday workflow production issues and deadlines, especially relating to newsletter content, to include the compilation of a detailed daily handover note for the incoming shift of editors/formatters, as required

Experience:

 An academic qualification in a journalism-related field is highly desirable

  • Some experience (circa 1-3 years) of financial editing, preferably (but not necessarily) in the equity research department of an investment bank
  • Excellent written English, an eye for detail and consistency, a strong grasp of grammar and syntax, and a clear sense of the importance of maintaining structure and style
  • Ability to edit quickly and accurately to tight deadlines
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, database applications and functions, and online publishing
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work independently but at the same time as part of a close-knit team of six editors and three designers
  • Excellent time management skills and a flexible attitude to working hours
Content writer/Copywriter
London
circa £45k
Apr 2019

A fantastic opportunity to join a City trading firm in their Marketing team. Must have 2 years’ copywriting experience within financial service/retail trading industry. Languages a bonus. Salary circa £45k

Full job spec available on application

Head of Content (fixed term contract)
London
on application
Apr 2019

Working at an award-winning content marketing agency. Must have a background in lifestyle publishing and experience of managing a team. Details on application