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Frequently Asked Questions

We want to make sure this page is relevant to you.

Hello! Below are some questions asked by our employees. Below are questions often asked by users like yourself. Below are questions asked by recruiters and admins.

What is your relationship to Hearst Magazines UK?

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Applying for Jobs

How do I apply?

Starting your application is easy!

Here are three quick steps to follow:
1. Find the job you want to apply for.

You may have already been directed straight to a job from a link sent by a friend. You can also search all job openings on the homepage.

2. Click "Apply for Job".

A window will pop up asking you to input your first name, last name, and email address. If you were referred, this will be denoted.

3. Start your application!

Fill in your full name and email address, and hit "Start Your Application". You"ll then be redirected into Hearst Magazines UK"s careers site to fill out the remainder of your information.

What are Job Alerts and how do I sign up for them?

Stay up to date with the latest Hearst Magazines UK jobs!

Social Sourcing sends Job Alerts emails to users who want to receive them. These alerts are sent according to your own selected frequency and include open jobs that you may be interested in depending upon the interests and locations you choose when signing up. Sign up to receive job alerts today. Here"s how:
1. Sign up at any time!

Not ready to apply, but want to hear about new Hearst Magazines UK jobs? Sign up for job alerts by hitting "Sign Up for Job Alerts" on the homepage or, from a mobile device, on any job detail page.

2. Fill in your information.

Submit your full name, email address, and the job locations/categories that best fit your career interests.

Sharing Jobs

How do I refer my friend?

Referring your friends is easy with Social Sourcing!

In fact, there"s two ways to share:
1. Share at any time!

When logged in, you can copy the URL in your browser and paste it in a message to your friend.

Additionally, any time you click a "Copy Link" button, it will generate a unique URL that will give you referral credit when you share it.

2. Share a specific job.

When logged in, click "Recommend Job to Friend" on the job"s detail page. From there you can share the job on LinkedIn or Twitter

Copy and paste your unique referral link into an email if you prefer not to use social networks.

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How can I track my referral?

Tracking your referrals:

1. After sharing your unique referral link, your friend/contact will enter the site as a referral from you.

2. Once your referral starts their application, you will receive an email notification making you aware of their activity.

3. Within this notification you will be presented with the option to share your insight regarding the candidate. This endorsement will go to Hearst Magazines UK"s Talent Acquisition Team.

4. Should you wish to follow-up further on the applicant"s status, you will need to reach out to the appropriate Hearst Magazines UK recruiter and/or hiring manager.

What does my social network post look like?

Social Network Posting:

What does my LinkedIn post look like?
What do my tweets look like on Twitter?

Can I upload my friend"s resume?

Uploading a Friend"s Resume:

You sure can! Each position on the Social Sourcing site has an "Upload Friend"s Resume" button. Clicking this will prompt a window to appear, requesting certain information about your friend. Fill that out, upload their resume, and submit.

Once you"ve done that, an application will be started on their behalf with you tagged as the referrer. They"ll receive an email allowing them to continue the process, while you"ll be able to endorse the candidate, providing more insight to recruiters.

What are the "Top Referrers"?

Social Sourcing Top Referrers:

How do I become a "Top Referrer"?

The simple answer is... recommend jobs!

Each Social Sourcing user is given a score based on their activity. Points are awarded for sharing links, generating clicks, and/or getting someone to apply.

To view your stats, check out your referral activity on the portal page.

What if I don"t want to be included in "Top Referrers"?

No worries, we understand.

Your privacy is important to us, and thus, any user can prevent their activity from being shown on the Social Sourcing site. To do so, access the "Privacy" section of your user settings.

By deselecting the option to publish, your information will no longer appear in the "Activity Feed" as well as the "Top Referrers" sections.

Applying for Jobs

Are employees able to apply?

Hearst Magazines UK employees cannot apply on the Social Sourcing site.

To view internally-posted positions, please click here

Can my friends receive Job Alerts?

Yes! Signing up for job alerts is quick and easy.

How can they sign up?

Your friends can simply click the "Sign Up for Job Alerts" button on the Social Sourcing homepage, or on any job page, and enter their information to start receiving alerts. Depending on the interests, locations, and frequency they select, we"ll start sending them emails with great jobs they might be interested in.

Will I still get credit if they apply later?

You sure will. Any link you share through the system is unique to your account. So, if your friend comes to the site as your referral and signs up for job alerts, they are still marked as your referral. If, months later, they apply from an alert they received and are hired - you"ll still get the credit!

Generating Referrals

Can I share with my networks, like regular employees?

Of course! Sharing is easy!

There are two ways to share:
1. Share at any time!

When logged in, you can copy the URL in your browser and paste it in a message to the potential candidate(s).

Additionally, any time you click a "Copy Link" button, it will generate a unique URL that will give you referral credit when you share it.

2. Share a specific job.

When logged in, click "Recommend Job" on the job"s detail page. From there you can share the position on LinkedIn or Twitter

Copy and paste your unique referral link into an email if you prefer not to use social networks.

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What does my social network post look like?

Sharing over social networks:

What does my LinkedIn post look like?
What do my tweets look like on Twitter?

What are the different campaigns and how can I use them?

All campaigns can be accessed from the "Promote Jobs" section at the top.
The campaign types are:

1. Automated Referral Marketing (ARM)

This type of campaign is only available to Social Sourcing administrators.

ARM campaigns are created with a schedule so that once they are set up, they will be sent out automatically without having to trigger the message each time. These messages can utilise the Social Sourcing job-targeting algorithm or, alternatively, can have no jobs at all.

To create a new ARM campaign, click "Create" from the Promote Jobs page or directly in the ARM section.

2. Referrals On-Demand

This campaign type allows you to proactively market certain positions to a population chosen by you. Select your audience, the jobs to highlight, and send a message out to start generating referrals.

To create a new Referrals On-Demand campaign, click "Create" from the Promote Jobs page or directly in the Referrals On-Demand section.

3. Send Jobs to Fans & Followers

Easily distribute jobs to your Twitter followers. You can pick individual positions to post, or set up an automated campaign that posts automatically based on a schedule you set.

To create a new Twitter campaign, click "Create" from the Promote Jobs page or directly in the Send Jobs to Fans & Followers section.

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4. Search and Message Your Talent Community

Take advantage of job seekers who have signed up for the Talent Community with a campaign that highlights jobs you would like them to apply to.

To create a new Talent Community campaign, click "Create" from the Promote Jobs page or directly in the Talent Community section.

Tracking & Analytics

Can I receive notifications about my jobs?

Sure! Star your jobs to receive notifications.

Starring Jobs:

Only need to see the jobs you"re responsible for? Star them!

By starring jobs, you"ll receive notifications when activity occurs on them. You can also filter directly to them when on the site.

Automatic Job Starring:

If you send a Recruiter Campaign from your account, the Social Sourcing system will automatically star the jobs you selected for that message. Therefore, you will be alerted immediately of any activity happening on those jobs.

How can I see all activity from Social Sourcing?

Check out everything happening on the site from the "Analytics" section at the top:

Overview

Get a high-level view of all activity occurring, and adjust the date range to fit your needs.

Here you can see metrics related to job shares, apply starts, job views, emails sent, population size, and social network presence.

Emails

View a log of all the messages sent through the Social Sourcing system.

Each sent message has its own set of metrics, detailing the open rates and click-through rates the email received. You can also preview any of the messages sent in the past.

Job Shares

Every time a job is shared through the system, it is tracked in the "Job Shares" section.

Here you can view the details around each recommendation and use filters on the left-hand side to refine your results. Search by name if you"d like to find an individual referrer. Once you have the results you want, you can download a report of the data to Excel.

Apply Starts

Every time an application is started through the system, it is tracked in the "Apply Starts" section.

Here you can view the details around each started application and use filters on the left-hand side to refine your results. Search by name if you"d like to find an individual referrer or candidate. Once you have the results you want, you can download a report of the data to Excel.

Social Sourcing Accounts

How can I create an account?

Set up your Social Sourcing account!

Signing up is quick and easy. Here"s how:
1. Click "Sign up" at any time.

Begin the registration process by clicking "Sign up" at the top right of any page.

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2. Fill in your information.

Sign up using one of your social networks or simply fill in the registration form with your full name and email address. Once you"ve defined your relationship to the company (employee, alumni, other), click "Sign up".

3. Register!

After successfully registering you will automatically be logged in, allowing you to utilise the full functionality of the Social Sourcing site. Enjoy!

Contact Us

You can reach out to HR with any questions you have about the Social Sourcing product.

Please note that Hearst Magazines UK's Recruitment Department sets all policies related to your Referral Program. If you are a current or former employee of Hearst Magazines UK, we suggest that you direct all policy-related questions to HR.

Learn Well, Work Well, Live Well

Hearst is a hub of extraordinary creativity and talent. Whatever your skillset, we are looking for brilliant, inspirational individuals. Join us and do the best work of your career.

Commercial

This ambitious team drives revenue across all Hearst platforms and the Hearst portfolio of brands, with a commitment to creating impactful and engaging partnership solutions, ranging from multi-platform campaigns to classified advertising.

Print Editorial

Our multiple award-winning editorial teams are experts in their fields and have a genuine flair for creating trusted, quality journalism. We know no bounds for producing content that is original, creative and empowering that inspires our audiences to get more out of life.We are print-proud with a circulation of more than 4 million magazines a month, which are read by 7 million UK adults.

Digital Editorial

From award-winning, current affairs reporting to deep, service-driven features, Hearst Digital creates innovative, industry-leading content for the audiences we know so well. We deliver the most engaging and thought-provoking digital journalism on every platform, to over 17 million UK readers and 24 million social media followers per month.

Central

At the heart of Hearst, we have our central teams. From the People Team, Finance, Facilities, IT and Administration to PR & Communications and Marketing, they are the backbone of our brands, playing a fundamental role in the success of our business.

Digital & Technology

Working across engineering, support and analytics, the digital and technology teams including system administrators, software developers, service-desk support and project managers, ensure we have the latest cutting-edge proprietary technologies to support innovation and keep our competitive edge.

Events

Our award-winning events team create immersive brand experiences that inspire and delight our clients and consumers. From exclusive parties to fashion shows to entrepreneurial workshops and masterclasses, our events cover a broad spectrum of interests including fashion, beauty, men's lifestyle and health & fitness. Each event brings our brands to life enabling us to truly connect with our audiences.

The Good Housekeeping Institute

Britain's best-loved and first-ever consumer champion, the Good Housekeeping Institute has been testing and recommending household products on behalf of the consumer since 1924. It continues to be an authority in consumer advice across food and drink, health and leisure, home and garden, electricals and fashion and beauty.

Strategy

The Strategy team provides business intelligence through insight and data to support our content and commercial strategies. They also look for new business development opportunities to drive incremental revenue for the business.

Our people and culture

At Hearst UK, we strive to create a culture that enables our people to Learn Well, Work Well and Live Well. Our talented people and winning culture are fundamental to the success of our organisation.

Our people live and breathe our values which are to: Break New Ground; Build Trust; Get Involved; Never Settle and Take Pride.

We believe in fostering an inclusive, diverse culture and we want to ensure Hearst attracts and retains a wide range of talent.

About Us

Hearst UK is a premium media owner publishing 24 well-known brands including ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. Our titles cover fashion, beauty, lifestyle, homes, health and wellbeing and inspire our readers ‘To Get More Out Of Life’. We reach over one in three UK women and one in four UK men every month, delivering trusted creative content to our audiences wherever they are.

We are print-proud with a circulation of more than 4 million magazines a month, which are read by 7 million UK adults. We have more than 17 million digital users a month in the UK and engage 24 million fans and followers through our social channels.

Hearst is a world-renowned publisher having launched a single newspaper in the US in 1887 and grown the business to become a global, privately-owned organisation with over 360 diversified businesses in more than 150 countries. We have spent decades building up a level of trust with our consumers – Harper's Bazaar is over 150 years old, and Good Housekeeping is almost 100 years old – so we have a loyal audience and globally famous brands.

We are proud of our publishing heritage and continue to look for innovative ways to diversify our business and engage with our audiences. Hearst UK's events division – Hearst Live – connects with over a million people a year through immersive experiential events such as Cosmopolitan’s Self Made, Country Living Fairs, Esquire Townhouse and Red Smart Women Week. Our licensed brand extensions include Country Living hotels and sofas, Men's Health Vitamins and House Beautiful Homes.

Our Values

GET INVOLVED

We each play a part in our success but we're strongest when we pull together. We support our colleagues and celebrate each other's achievements.

BREAK NEW GROUND

Great ideas can come from anyone. We are curious, brave and do the unexpected.

NEVER SETTLE

We're always looking for ways to develop and improve. We face challenges head-on and consider them opportunities.

BUILD TRUST

Integrity underpins everything we do. We trust each other and work to ensure our partners and audiences trust us too.

TAKE PRIDE

We have an extraordinary heritage and an even more exciting future. Let’s have fun, be positive and keep making history.

Benefits

At Hearst UK, our people have access to multiple benefits which are designed to help them learn well, work well and live well.

From healthcare contributions and summer working hours, to season ticket loans and shopping discounts, you can explore our many benefits below:

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Care first provides the Employee Assistance Programme at Hearst UK. They are a market leading provider and offer a confidential service and impartial advice. Our employees have access to a 24-hour telephone support and personal assistance service, 365 days a year.

Spot Coaching

Our people have the opportunity to access the support of an executive coach to work on any topic or issue, working one-to-one on a specific challenge with the aim of finding solutions, increasing effectiveness, confidence and fulfilment.

Lynda.com

We recognise the importance of continued development, so we have partnered with Lynda.com, also known as LinkedIn Learning, which is an online and app-enabled platform that gives our people access to over 5000 pieces of video-based learning content and courses, all delivered by experts in their fields.

Beauty Treatments

Whether it’s a mani or a pedi, Prettly offer cut-price beauty treatments on-site every Friday.

Massage Therapist

We also have an in-house massage therapist available to help with any aches and pains.

Magazine Subscriptions

Discounted subscriptions are available for any of our titles, including digital editions.

Charity Day

Our people are able to take one day off a year to volunteer for a charity of their choice.

GHI Cookery School

We offer a discount on all half or full day courses at the GHI Cookery School.

Eye Care Vouchers

Our people have access to an eye care voucher scheme with Specsavers which includes free eye examinations.

Life Assurance

All Hearst UK people benefit automatically from life insurance paid for by the company. The policy covers up to four times your basic annual salary.

Give as you earn

We have set up a Give As You Earn scheme so that you can make donations to any charitable or voluntary organisation in the UK.

Workplace Pension

Our people are automatically enrolled into our Hearst UK pension scheme, in which Hearst UK is willing to match your contribution up to 6%.

Holiday

In addition to the agreed holiday allowance, you can buy up to five days additional leave (subject to your current full-time equivalent).

Gym Membership

We'll take some of the weight of working out, by offering discounts on a gym, health club or leisure centre of your choice (including one you already use).

Nursery

The workplace nursery benefit enables parents and guardians to save tax and national insurance on monthly nursery fees, not just the amount provided for with the childcare voucher benefit.

Technology

The Enjoy Technology benefit helps our people spread the cost of technology purchases over a 12-month period; from TVs, to iPads, to games consoles.

Our people also have access to discounts across high street, entertainment and leisure, motoring, electrical, home and garden, fashion, food and drink, travel and gift card deals, discounts that can be used in store and online, discounts on thousands of leading stores.

Cycle to Work

We offer a cycle to work scheme that enables our people to purchase a new bicycle and safety equipment from any bicycle retailer. The cost of the bicycle is taken from your salary before tax and National Insurance is applied you could save between 32% - 47% off the cost of a new bicycle.

Salary Finance

We appreciate that financial concerns can impact employees at home and work so we offer valuable employee benefits which can help reduce this stress. Through Salary Finance, our people can apply for loans at affordable rates, pay off debts and access budgeting and saving tips and tools.

Season Ticket Loan

We know that commuting can be expensive, so we offer an interest free loan to cover the cost of an annual season ticket. The repayments will be deducted from your salary over 10 months.

Writing a Will

Preparing a will can be complex, so we offer a service that a can help you write a will and ensure your estate will go to the people you want it to.

Healthcare Cashplan

Through our Healthcare Cashplan employees can claim back the cost of everyday healthcare, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions.

Summer Working Hours

In recognition of the hard work and efforts of our people, the company offers 'Summer Working Hours' between the months of July and August (subject to managerial approval).

Childcare Vouchers

Parents or legal guardians of children up to the age of 15 (or 16 if the child has a disability), can exchange part of their salary for childcare vouchers, which can be used for everything from playgroups to nannies and more.

Income Protection

If you are unable to work or incapacitated, you could continue to receive 50% of your salary for up to five years (dependent on acceptance from our insurer, Aviva).