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Chelsea Magazine Company - Retail Editor

The Telegraph
SW1W 0SR, London (Greater)
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

Job Details

This role is part of The Chelsea Magazine Company (CMC), an independent publisher of lifestyle content which has recently been acquired by Telegraph Media Group (TMG).

CMC offers a range of specialist consumer brands including; The English Home, The English Garden, Artists & Illustrators, Classic Boat and Britain. The portfolio offers print and digital subscriptions in the UK and abroad.

The Retail Editor will play a key role between the editorial and commercial teams of two of our highest-circulation titles, The English Home and The English Garden. The purpose of the role is to deliver high-quality, commercial content that fits seamlessly within the pages of our luxury print titles. Internally, you will collaborate with both your editorial and commercial colleagues on a daily basis. Externally, you will form effective and professional relationships with both existing and prospective clients, with an emphasis on commercially-driven content collaborations. This is not a direct sales role, but the ideal candidate will play a significant part in executing creative solutions and liaising with clients for approvals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing, producing and forward planning commercial content
  • Collating selected shopping content for the print publication
  • Compiling newsletters
  • Continuous monitoring of the retail landscape, in terms of brands and launches that are relevant to our readership
  • Working closely with advertising clients
  • Planning commercial content up to a year in advance
  • Keeping abreast of competitor titles/activity


  • Excellent written skills and the ability to adapt your tone to suit the voice of the publication
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work under pressure to achieve results
  • Ability to produce quality content at speed
  • An intelligent and sophisticated understanding of commercial content
  • An understanding of, and appreciation for, luxury lifestyle brands, retailers and publications.
  • Tenacity, when dealing with clients and colleagues
  • Confidence and a calm and professional manner when representing the business externally


The nature of our industry means life at the Chelsea Magazine Company is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here and so we offer competitive salaries and a range of benefits such as;

  • Free digital magazine subscriptions for any of our brands
  • Use of our onsite Gym, Yoga and Pilates Studio
  • Free onsite GP
  • Access to a range of massage and beauty services
  • Dynamic working opportunities

Please note that as the employer for this role is Chelsea Magazine Company (CMC), the terms, conditions, and benefits are of CMC and not the Telegraph.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

At CMC we believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.


The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years. 

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Telegraph is proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer for women in 2021.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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