Best of British, Sub Editor

West London or Peterborough /Remote 
Closing date
2 Oct 2021

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Role: Sub Editor

Business: Metropolis

Brand: Best of British

Base Location: West London or Peterborough /Remote 

Employment Type: Part time, Permanent

Salary:  Competitive


About the role: As Sub editor for Best of British, you will support the UK’s top nostalgia monthly, within this small team your role is pivotal.

The articles featured in the magazine should be enough to pique your curiosity, inspiring you to discover other aspects of the era and enable to suggest themes to the Editor. The correct spelling and styling of film, television and song titles is essential, as is being aware of stars with unusually spelt surnames such as Matt Monro, Frankie Howerd and Wilfrid Brambell, and knowing the difference between Noël Coward, Noel Streatfeild and Noele Gordon. 

About us: Best of British is the UK’s premier nostalgia magazine covering every aspect of life from the 1930s to today. Every issue is packed with features that celebrate classic entertainment, transport, food and drink, and the great British countryside. Our readers are at the heart of what we do. As well as taking their suggestions on board, their voices are heard through our Yesterday Remembered memoir section, along with the Postbag and Question Time pages.

About you: As Sub editor for Best of British, you will have experience of working for a busy newspaper or magazine as a sub editor and have an awareness of libel law. You will have the ability to write snappy headlines, standfirsts, pull quotes and captions and a talent of learning new concepts/terminology quickly. You will also possess an essential interest in classic entertainment, heritage transport, living museums and the great British countryside.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for fact checking, article length, style, and structure. 
  • Subbing features and stories from outside contributors including our readers.
  • Sourcing images and other illustrations, while being aware of quality and budget requirements.
  • Proofreading and correcting the completed pages in InDesign.
  • Ensuring all pages and designs comply with Best of British house style and standards.
  • Liaise with Editor and/or contributors with copy queries.

Benefits: Diamond Publishing is part of the Metropolis Group, and together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers and more

How to apply:  Please send your CV, covering letter with notice and salary expectations.  Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.


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