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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.

To start, please send us your CV with a cover letter outlining the type of role you are looking for 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.

Contact us

Please send your CV with a cover letter to hello@foliorecruitment.co.uk

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 speak to one of the team call 020 3417 4060 or email hello@foliorecruitment.co.uk

 

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

Social Media Lead, B2C and B2B
London
circa £45k
Jun 2021

As Social Media Lead, you will be working across a mix of high-profile B2C and B2B accounts, and new business, at an award-winning content marketing agency.

The Social Media Lead will be creative and full of new ideas. This is a client-facing role, and you’ll have the ability to think strategically and produce engaging and inspirational content across all platforms. You will lead the social media content process from identifying opportunities and receiving briefs to creating campaigns and setting and monitoring KPIs.

You will also lead social media knowledge and expertise in the agency, sharing the latest developments, trends and best practice with clients and colleagues. You will also manage and develop a team of two.

Some travel may be required.

Core responsibilities

  • Leading social best practice across the agency
  • Maintaining expertise on emerging social trends and technologies
  • Participating with the brainstorming, organisation and development
    of social media opportunities across accounts and new business
  • Regularly liaising with clients and external agencies
  • Creating audience and insight-driven campaigns for all social media channels
  • Setting KPIs, monitoring and reporting, utilising a mix of tools including native and 3rd party channels, Adobe and Google Analytics
SEO Writer - health, wellness and beauty
A mix of WFH and working in central London
Full time, 6-month contract, £30k-£32k
Jun 2021

To learn more, please email hello@foliorecruitment.co.uk for a job spec

Digital Writer - health, wellness and beauty
London and WFH
Full time, 6-month contract, £30-£32k
Jun 2021

To learn more, please email hello@foliorecruitment.co.uk for a job spec

Audience Engagement Editor
Central London
£45k - £50k
Jun 2021

Working for a multinational media publisher

Sub-editor
WFH and central London
£32k - £35k
Jun 2021

A minimum of four years’ experience needed working as a sub-editor for a women’s digital & print publishers

Social Media Lead
Working remotely
On application
Jun 2021

Working at a content marketing agency in London across a mix of B2C and B2B accounts. Must have solid social media experience, plus agency experience. To start ASAP

Assistant Editor, digital
London
£60k - £70k
Jun 2021

Working for a national newspaper. Must have experience of working on breaking news. Details on application