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Hemming Group, Deputy Editor

The Hemming Group
Hybrid role – Blackfriars office
£27,000-32,000 DoE
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Role: Deputy Editor
Location: Hybrid role – Blackfriars office
Salary: £27,000-32,000 DoE
Start date: ASAP
Reporting to: Joseph Dart
Contract type: Full time, permanent
Department: Heating, Ventilating and Plumbing Magazine

About Hemming

With 100+ years of experience to draw from, Hemming Group is a highly respected media owner in the B2B arena. From exhibitions, conferences and awards to magazines, directories, print, data and digital publishing, we strive to find innovative ways to connect businesses and professionals while providing insightful news, analysis and comment.

Our culture and values:

Hemming Group’s mission is to be a profitable, independent business, offering a creative environment where talent grows and prospers in order to deliver quality for clients.

Our values:

  1. Ethical – we are a decent and honourable company to work for and do business with and we understand the importance of supporting mutual growth.
  2. Sustainable – we strive to achieve the triple bottom line of People Profit Planet and our ability to balance the needs of all three.
  3. Innovative – we value and nurture creativity; investing in it to create innovative, groundbreaking solutions for our customers and markets.
  4. Collaborative – We respect each other’s workloads and time scales and understand the importance of working together to meet common goals.
  5. Strategic – we have a clear idea of where we want to be in five years and a road map of how we intend to get there.

Hemming Group is a family company. We encourage a healthy work/life balance in our staff. We offer our employees competitive salaries, a generous holiday allowance and comprehensive benefits including private medical insurance, contributory pension, and an interest-free season ticket loan. We are an equal opportunity employee and our staff are central to our business.

Role Summary:

Heating Ventilating and Plumbing (HVP) is long-running, multi-channel media brand which aims to be a valuable resource for UK plumbers and heating engineers that will enable them to thrive in their professions.

We are seeking a Deputy Editor to help HVP continue to grow and serve our market effectively.
The successful candidate will be part of a team involved with reporting on the future of the heating industry. The government’s 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target is now a key driver of policy, resulting a fast-moving sector that is innovating rapidly through cutting edge products, alongside new ways of thinking to improve sustainability and reduce emissions.

The chosen applicant will have opportunities to gain knowledge and write about a wide range of engaging subject areas, from the UK’s transition from gas boilers to heat pumps and alternative technologies, to the latest design and installation trends in the bathroom.

This is an exciting and varied role which will suit any candidate interested in working for an established and well-respected print publication with further plans for growth into digital and in-person spaces.

Core Responsibilities:

  • To source, write, and publish news, product stories, and feature content for HVP magazine, the HVP website, and across our social channels
  • To sub-edit and layout pages in HVP magazine using Adobe InDesign
  • To create and mail out our two-weekly e-newsletters
  • To take a lead on the development of the brand’s social media strategy
  • To provide support to HVP’s Editor to help ensure all relevant publication deadlines are met
  • To represent the brand at external events, including our PHEX series of events

Person Specification:

  • Must be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail
  • Must have strong writing and sub-editing skills
  • Must be proactive and be willing to embrace responsibility
  • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with industry contacts, including PRs and manufacturers
  • Have a strong understanding and experience using social media platforms in a professional capacity
  • Proficiency in the use of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and content management systems an advantage
  • Basic HTML experience is desirable
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience working on a media publication in either a B2B or B2C environment
  • Experience with video, webinars, and podcasts would be desirable, but not essential

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Line Manager and the Head of Department.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Starting with a total of 25* days’ holiday, increasing by 2 days annually until it hits 30 days, plus bank holidays; (*22 days of annual leave + 3 days of paid leave between Christmas and New Year included).
  • We support hybrid and flexible working and this role is open to work a mix of both onsite and remotely.
  • Friendly and cosy office environment, with access to free yoga classes, Peloton bikes, wellness room and shower facilities, outdoor terrace and business lounge.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (5% employer contribution).
  • Electric Car Scheme with Octopus Energy – enabling you to contribute towards a greener climate and lease a new electric car.
  • Private medical insurance with Vitality including wellbeing benefits, high-street discounts and 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme to support you with any work, personal or family issues.
  • Interest-free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Summer and Christmas parties, regular company and team socials, once per month drinks at the office.
  • Culture of continuous learning and development, with free access to our L&D platform Go1, with over 90,000 learning courses to choose from.
  • Investment in other training and development initiatives, plus opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Menopause-friendly policies.

Recruitment process disclaimer– if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process or the role, please contact the HR department and we will be happy to discuss.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships


Connecting People for over 100 Years.

From exhibitions, conferences and awards to magazines, directories, data and digital publishing, we strive to find innovative ways to connect businesses and professionals while providing insightful news, analysis and comment.

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