Hearst UK, Sub-Editor - Lifestyle Hub

Hearst Magazines UK
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26 Aug 2022

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At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as a Sub-Editor to start the next chapter in your career.

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Good Housekeeping, CosmopolitanEsquireELLE and Country Living. We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

This is a full-time role working across Good HousekeepingRed and Prima on the Lifestyle Hub.



You’ll be joining a team of sub-editors working on editorial print content for three leading lifestyle titles, helping to ensure all content is of the highest quality and reflects the brands’ core values.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Sub-editing and second reading pages to a consistently high standard across the three titles, including meticulously checking facts, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Upholding each title’s house style and unique tone
  • Rewriting copy where necessary to improve the flow, questioning what is missing or seems incorrect and filling in the ‘gaps’ to improve clarity for the reader
  • Taking in corrections from departments and editors, and liaising with them on copy approval and legal checks
  • Proofreading and signing off pages for press
  • Supporting the chief subs, deputies and senior sub with moving pages through the production process
  • Liaising with Marketing, Subscriptions and Digital departments and Commercial partners on relevant pages
  • Being an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values



  • Sub-editing experience, preferably on a consumer title
  • Good knowledge of InDesign and CMS (Censhare a plus)
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Organised and methodical
  • Aware of deadlines and able to juggle tasks and prioritise layouts accordingly
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use and act on your own initiative
  • Calm under pressure



At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) – pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working model – 2 days per week in the office
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.


Our brilliant employees are what makes Hearst a driving force for innovation.

People join us because they love our brands, but they stay because we are a company that nurtures passion and creativity, all while striving towards a shared goal of excellence and originality.

We are looking to recruit exceptionally talented individuals, who not only have a chance to shape our friendly and creative culture, but work with world-class brands and mould their own careers in a truly unique environment.

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