Real People, Chief Sub-Editor

London (Central)
11 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Job Type
Full Time


  • Be aware of the different tones/styles of Real People and ensure this is maintained
  • Assist the Workflow Director in taking responsibility for meeting deadlines
  • Update the flatplan and communicate changes to the team
  • Share over-reading and final preparation of pages and signing off finals and OKIs and sending to press
  • Fact-check copy according to agreed guidelines
  • Prepare copy for layout, writing captions, headlines and introductions as appropriate, copy fit on layouts, take in corrections and proofread pages
  • Build up and maintain a good relationship with the Art department to discuss layouts, keeping a constant vigilance regarding design and type specifications
  • Build up and maintain a good relationship with editorial departments and liaise with them in all matters concerning copy
  • Liaise closely with the Picture Team, ensuring accuracy of caption information, names of photographers and picture agencies
  • Set up and attend weekly production meetings
  • Be responsible for adding/checking folios and bylines
  • Liaise with legal department to ensure all pages are safe legally
  • To work with industry-standard toolsets to complete your work, as well as work within the prescribed processes of the structured workflow systems used to create editorial content
  • To read and monitor competitive magazines and other activities within the media to keep abreast of new ideas and trends, and be aware of the competitive set and developments within your area

About you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Demonstrate good sub editing experience in line with the skills required for this role
  • Prior experience to at least deputy chief-sub level, ideally on national magazine/newspaper
  • Knowledge of print production process
  • Good communication skills and diplomacy
  • Good writing ability
  • Accurate and organised
  • Experience using Adobe and InDesign
  • Able to work calm and assertively under pressure
  • Flexible attitude to work

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