Alexander, Assistant Editor

Location
UK
Salary
TBD based on experience
Posted
12 Apr 2021
Closes
12 May 2021
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance
Hours
Full Time

Alexander is seeking an ambitious, motivated Assistant Editor to join an innovative, international and diverse team. 

Alexander publishes long-form stories from major international writers read by prestige talent. The Assistant Editor will support the Editor in researching, commissioning, editing and delivering true features from international creative talent: journalists, storytellers and writers of fiction and nonfiction. 

The successful applicant will ideally with a minimum 4 years of commissioning content and a wide and established network of contacts in publishing and journalism.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist on Alexander's work with major writing talent and their representatives, commissioning big, bold and beautiful true features for a global audience
  • Manage outreach and communication with agents and writers
  • Feed into Alexander's development process, matching ideas to talent
  • Foster a strong network of contacts in primarily the US, UK and international publishing and feature writing
  • Work with authors to support them on assignments and during drafting periods
  • Assist with the editing of longform features for publication
  • Write summaries, blurbs and promotional material to assist Alexander's multimedia production team

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years working at editorial level in publishing or narrative feature commissioning
  • Fearless, confident editing skills combined with a love of language and style
  • Deep knowledge of the publishing industry and a nose for identifying new talent and how to work to get the best from established talent
  • Rigorous time management skills and demonstrable experience of managing projects to deadline is essential
  • The successful applicant will have a live, enthusiastic disposition, be an excellent communicator verbally and in writing.

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