British Lung Foundation, Editorial Executive

Head Office, 73-75 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ER
19 Oct 2012
19 Nov 2012
Journalist, PR
Job Type
Full Time

Job title: Editorial Executive
Team: Communications
Reports to: Editorial Manager
Location: Head Office, 73-75 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ER
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Purpose of job

To edit the BLF’s quarterly membership magazine and various newsletters. Also to produce BLF health information to meet the Department of Health’s Information Standard. The role will also support the Editorial Manger in editing, designing and printing other BLF online and offline materials.

Key accountabilities
Edit the BLF’s quarterly membership magazine (Breathing Space) and the bi-monthly patient newsletter.
Project manage reviews of BLF health information, ensuring the content of leaflets, booklets and online information is accurate, comprehensive, up-to-date and produced using the best available evidence. This involves liaising and negotiating with specialist health care professionals and patient representatives.
Support the Editorial Manager in writing, editing and publishing information on the BLF’s website, using a content management system (CMS), ensuring information is consistent across online and offline channels.
Provide an in-house editorial service for other departments, including working on newsletters, marketing materials and the Annual Review.
Implement and monitor use of BLF house style across the organisation.
Help to ensure that the BLF’s brand is implemented consistently and effectively across a range of editorial outputs and that an appropriate tone of voice is used for a wide range of audiences.

Other responsibilities
Undertake print buying for publications, including submitting print briefs, obtaining quotations, placing orders, submitting artwork, proofing and tracking deliveries.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of BLF information, policy positions and activities and the views and experience of patients.
Provide plans, reports and work evaluations as required to the Editorial Manager.
Occasionally, to undertake other duties of a compatible nature as may be required from time to time.

Personal specification

• Proven experience of writing and editing a variety of content for a wide range of audiences.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills including proven ability to convey complex issues clearly and effectively.
• Proven experience of project management with a track record of successfully completing projects on time.
• Well developed IT skills in relevant Microsoft applications including Word, excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer and proficiency with using digital communications. • Basic experience of page layout and design, ideally using Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator and Quark Xpress
• Strong attention to detail and good proofing skills.
• Proven ability to build strong working relationships and influence and negotiate with people at all levels.
• Be prepared to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, to attend charity events. Able to travel across the UK as required.
• Ability to handle a busy and varied workload and work quickly and accurately to deadlines.
• Possess sensitivity and tact when dealing with people affected by lung disease and their families.
• Able to work on own initiative and work as part of a team

• Experience of working on health information for patients, their friends, families and carers.
• Experience of editing an in-house magazine
• Knowledge of the principles of branding and marketing across a range of media.
• Experience of working for a charity as staff or as a volunteer.
• Experience of dealing with people with ill-health
• Some knowledge of print production, and of obtaining print estimates and placing print orders.

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