This position requires someone who has been working in an editorial environment, for at least two years. You need to be organised, focused and able to manage a demanding workload and juggle various deadlines. You will be a stickler for detail, have an excellent grasp of grammar and ideally have an interest in sewing or another craft-related subject. You will have proven experience of subbing and preferably be familiar with craft-related terminology.
You should be proficient in researching and writing engaging copy both for online and on the page, and at a stage where you are confident signing off pages for the press. You will also, preferably, have experience of managing a junior member of staff.
The ideal candidate should be confident on all social media platforms and able to originate fresh, engaging content for the website on a weekly basis to enhance and develop the magazine’s online presence.
Our department is staffed by lively, creative and passionate individuals who are amongst the best and most experienced in the craft industry. The successful candidate will enjoy the benefits of being part of such a rewarding environment.
The following skills and experience are desirable:
Two years proven editorial and online media experience
Ability to organise, research and write a number of regular pages, overseeing through all stages of production and signing off
Ability to generate new and exciting feature ideas whilst keeping the magazine’s audience firmly in mind
Confident use of social media platforms, and how to best utilise them to the benefit of the magazine
Ability to manage and motivate a junior member of staff
Able to work closely with an advertising team on commercially-driven content
Excellent communicator; presentation skills may be required
Able to attend monthly photoshoots, preparing briefs and calling in relevant products and samples well in advance
Confident to commission and oversee projects, from the initial design through to photography stages
Able to consistently produce clean, accurate copy that is fresh and engaging
Willing to attend relevant consumer and trade shows, overnight stays as necessary
To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter and two examples of your published work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Friday 15th November 2019.