RICS, Technical Editor - Professional Journals / Magazines

Location
London
Salary
£31k - 33k per annum
Posted
26 Feb 2013
Closes
26 Mar 2013
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Editorial
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Editor (Professional Journals / Magazines)

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the pre-eminent organisation for professionals working in the land, property and construction sectors in the UK and around the world.

Position: Editor
Location: London, Parliament Square
Salary: £31k - 33k per annum

ROLE:
The job of the Technical Editor is primarily concerned with researching, commissioning and delivering high quality technical information on subjects around the construction sector. Your role as Editor will include organising and running an editorial advisory group, researching and commissioning features, evaluating and adapting commissioned material and preparing it for inclusion in regular professional journals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
a) Developing relevant contacts.
b) Researching available sources and building up thorough market knowledge.
c) Proactively commissioning relevant, timely professional and technical content.
d) Editing content to a high standard across all media, online and off line.
e) As necessary write original copy in appropriate style.
f) Improving style and tone of commissioned work without compromising accuracy.
g) Promoting our client and its members across the printed and electronic media.
h) Considering re-use of content across all media when commissioning.
i) Ensuring that all content is client-specific or suitably tailored and leads to other targeted initiatives.
j) Maintaining copyright and publishing in all copy commissioned or submitted for publication.
k) Working with colleagues to ensure that the material produced best represent the values of all stakeholders satisfactorily.
l) Providing editorial advice to other colleagues across the organisation, as required.
m) Organisation and running of Editorial Advisory Groups for creation of feature content, forward planning and horizon scanning.
n) Planning issues, commissioning, editing and selecting content for inclusion in journals.
o) Proof reading, writing and re-writing content where necessary, preparation of flat plans for journals.
p) Researching, keeping up to date with current media information, diaries and events.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
a) Degree educated or equivalent.
b) Proven editorial experience, preferably in the built environment
c) High standard of written English.
d) Strong research and commissioning skills; Strong writing skills within a professional / technical publishing context.
e) Experience of originating copy for publication across all media.
f) Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure, juggling and prioritising multiple projects to tight deadlines.
g) Credibility with our clients Professional Group staff, Professional Groups authors, external authors and suppliers, together with influencing skills.
h) Highly developed organisational skills.
i) Proficient in Microsoft Office.

For a full job description or to send your CV please contact Feona Veys, Resourcing Consultant, fveys@rics.org
 

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