Best, Deputy Features Editor

Location
London (Central)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jun 2015
Closes
19 Jul 2015
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Editor, Editorial
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB PURPOSE: 

  • To help source, write and edit the real life and features content in Best
  • To help source, write and edit the features content on associated digital platforms as and when needed
  • Reporting to the Features Editor to help manage and maintain the workflow of the department
  • To pitch features ideas to the Editor in the absence of the Features Editor
  • To manage all content within budget
  • To liaise with internal departments over visuals, design and workflow
  • To liaise with the commercial departments as and when needed
  • To contribute content across the Weeklies group as and when needed


MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To spot original ground-breaking real life stories suitable for both the magazine and the website
  • To generate original feature ideas which are engaging and relevant to the Best reader
  • To keep up-to-date with breaking news stories and have a feel for the trends, interests and concerns of the Best reader
  • To help oversee bids on features pitches, briefing freelance journalists and agencies on writing style, word counts and sourcing essential images
  • To help manage and maintain all features content within deadline
  • To have a clear forward planning directive
  • To liaise directly with PRs, agencies, journalists – and have a wealth of contacts beyond the obvious for story generation
  • To help generate new editorial franchises
  • To communicate and work across editorial and commercial departments
  • To help with training and recruitment within the department if called upon to do so


PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Clear understanding of the market, the brand – and the ability to deliver unique content with impact straight to the core of our demographic
  • Previous experience on a weekly commercial magazine or daily newspaper
  • Keen visual awareness
  • Flexible, versatile and experienced
  • Innovative, calm under pressure, resourceful
  • Quick thinker, able to put ideas into action rapidly and effectively
  • Proactive and driven 
  • Ability to work across platforms – i.e. both in print and digitally
  • Comfortable working at a senior level and stepping up to deputies for the Features Editor when called for
  • Good commercial awareness and creative flair

 
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