Grand Designs, Associate Editor

Recruiter
Media 10 Ltd
Location
Loughton, Essex
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
16 Jun 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About us

Established in 2003, Media 10 is a multi award-winning media and events company with a portfolio of 30 live events covering design, interiors, lifestyle and construction. In addition, the company produces several high-profile magazines and websites.

We not only enjoy what we do, we love it! Media 10 attracts and encourages those who are passionate about delivering the very best results. We have a truly exciting opportunity for an experienced Associate Editor to join our fantastic editorial team.

The brand

Our internationally renowned brand includes a TV series that draws 2 million viewers each episode, the Grand Designs Live event with more than 160,000 visitors every year, and engaging online content, which entices a wider audience hungry for the very latest project news and build advice.

Grand Designs magazine is at the heart of the brand. Readers look to the title for inspiration and expert advice when they’re embarking on a new project. It’s an aspirational and informative must-read for the design-conscious homebuilder, renovator or improver that’s full of the latest innovative, stylish and eco-friendly ideas to help them create their dream home.

With exclusive access to architecturally amazing TV houses and UK homes, the magazine showcases the best-case studies, from loft conversions to extensions and room transformations such as kitchens and bathrooms. Grand Designs is the go-to magazine for everyone undertaking an exciting project.

This is a senior, full-time position as part of a small, hardworking team. The magazine is based in Loughton on the Central Line - please do check this will be a feasible commute before applying.


Role specification

Grand Designs is looking for an accomplished and inspiring Associate Editor. The role calls for a journalist with a proven track record of success. Experience or a demonstrable interest in the architecture, self-build and renovation sector of the home-interest market is preferred.

 
Key responsibilities:

WITH THE EDITOR, DEVELOP DISTINCTIVE, ORIGINAL AND APPROPRIATE CONTENT FOR GRAND DESIGNS

Source, commission and edit copy from a range of contributors

Source and commission photography from a range of contributors

Research and write relevant copy for the magazine, website and brand extensions, as required  

Independently manage projects and assignments, as required

Provide creative ideas in line with the editorial vision of the Editor (cont’d)

SUPERVISE WORKFLOW

Support the Editor in all aspects of the day-to-day management and running of the magazine and brand extensions, to ensure production deadlines are met and editorial standards maintained


REPRESENT THE BRAND WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DEPARTMENTS

Deputise for the Editor in her absence

Liaise with the marketing, advertising and digital teams to ensure brand values are maintained across all platforms

Attend relevant events, when required, including Grand Designs Live, self-build and renovation trade exhibitions, PR and client meetings to promote the brand and develop creative partnerships

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