Practical Publishing
Practical Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing craft magazine publisher, is looking for a Managing Editor who will be responsible for overseeing the editorial content and co-ordinating production on a number of titles within the company’s UK and Australian soft crafts portfolio. You will ensure your team’s work is consistently eye-catching, commercially effective, on time and within budget. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of the editorial team.


  • Work with editors, art editors and photographers on a day-to-day basis to ensure all your products are produced to the highest possible standard
  • Drive your team to editorial innovation and excellence. Develop their technical and editorial skills, and their market knowledge. Share your passion for commercial content and your experience of what works and what doesn’t. This should be accomplished both informally day to day, and formally through regular team meetings
  • Manage the staff on your editorial team – setting objectives, running quarterly appraisals plus any required training and recruitment
  • Manage workloads and areas of responsibility across your editorial team
  • Achieve deadlines. Attend the weekly internal production meeting. Liaise with other departments to highlight any anticipated problems and suggest appropriate solutions
  • Act as the main point of contact between the UK-based staff and the Australian-based Managing Editor and Chairman. This may involve some unsociable working hours due to time differences
  • Plan, commission and edit one-shot magazine and book products, where required
  • Develop a list of good, reliable freelance editorial staff
  • Support the Publisher in implementing the company's policies and goals
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience in the magazine industry
  • Experience of managing and motivating  a small team of creatives
  • High competence in all aspects of editorial
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be comfortable presenting and explaining your ideas with other team members and departments
  • The ability to work collaboratively and actively contribute to inspiring, delivering and generating ideas and building upon the ideas of others
  • The ability to manage time productively to ensure the rapid completion of high quality work under the pressure of fast-paced deadlines
  • An approachable, positive and friendly manner, and passion, enthusiasm and knowledge about effective design
The job is based at our office in Stockport.

Full time position Monday to Thursday 9-5.30 and Friday 9-4pm
Salary £22K to £25K DOE
20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

How to apply

Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you’re ideal for the role to Karen Battrick, HR Manager, at or please click the "apply online" button below, with the subject line MANEDIT
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