Veggie Magazine, Editor

Colchester, Essex
06 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Reporting: Reporting to the Group Editor and Publishing Director

Purpose: To edit, oversee and implement the development and commercial success of Veggie magazine and website. This is a managerial position.

Job description duties and responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Group Editor, as well as the promotions, web, advertising, subscriptions and design teams to oversee all editorial connected to the brand
  • Managing the performance and development of the Deputy Editor and conducting regular catch ups and appraisals
  • Feature writing: researching and producing appropriate, interesting and informative articles, subbing, and sourcing images to ensure features are of an exceptionally high standard
  • Briefing and commissioning experts and freelancers
  • Ensuring that subject matter is presented in a concise, accurate, technically correct and clear manner being mindful of presentation, style and consistency
  • The sourcing and management of content to go live on website and newsletter for monthly web-update. Managing and developing content for other social media channels as required
  • Proofreading and overseeing design amendments at studio and signing pages for press
  • Organising and directing photoshoots, executing ideas for styling and layouts and working with the photographers
  • Planning editorial content for magazine development and leading features meetings
  • Representing the magazine and its brand at key press events and during cross-departmental meetings
  • Generating ideas for supplements, books and campaigns throughout the year and ensuring this workload is managed alongside the magazine's main schedules
  • Ensuring editorial remains within allocated budget and managing invoices for payment
  • Providing advertising department with contacts and leads to ensure all commercial opportunities are maximised, and working with the advertising magazine to create revenue-friendly ideas
  • Liaising with production staff, project designers and other in-house and out-of- house contributors as required in order to facilitate the smooth production of the magazine
  • Attending relevant consumer and trade shows with overnight stays as necessary
  • Managing and overseeing the editorial elements of magazine awards schemes and help to ensure their continued growth and success
  • To support other titles either temporarily or permanently depending on the needs of the business and requirements of the role/title
  • To comply with the Companies Health and Safety and Company Handbook policies, procedures and requirements at all times

Skills & Attributes Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills & ability to manage and delegate
  • Interpersonal skills, self motivation and flexibility
  • Creativity and digital editing skills and knowledge and experience of social media
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Proof-reading skills
  • Attention to detail

This is not an exhaustive list, and you will be expected to be flexible in your approach to carrying out your duties, that may change from time to time to reflect changes in the Company’s circumstances.

Apply by completing the application form below.

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