The Register is the world's first technology tabloid and has been published exclusively online since before that was technically even possible. Our latest ABCe audit confirmed a regular readership of more than 9 million worldwide, including just about anybody in the English-speaking world with a professional interest in technology or IT - and many more who follow our world-beating coverage of rayguns, atom smashers, killer robots, selected celebrities, zeppelins, space oddities and garden-shed engineering breakthroughs.
Essential skills: an ability to proof-read (and in some cases rewrite) large volumes of technical copy both quickly and very accurately, a rock solid grasp of UK and US media law, grace under pressure and an affinity for the noble art of tabloid-style headline writing. The successful candidate in this case will also be competent in the handling of digital imagery.
In addition to ordinary sub-editing, the role will develop over time with on-the-job training into production - that is managing the Register front page during UK working hours.
It would also be useful though not essential to possess technical knowledge (programming skills, IT expertise and/or engineering qualifications will strengthen an applicant's case considerably), advanced mathematical knowledge (solid basic numeracy is essential), foreign languages and/or an interest in etymology. It should be noted that Register sub-editors are involved in managing interaction with our vast, knowledgeable but occasionally passionate readership: this is not a job for those with overly delicate sensibilities.
The work is based in our Clerkenwell offices. Be aware that you'll be selecting and maintaining your own office hardware: if you need tech support to use a computer and keep it functional this is not the job for you.
How to apply:
Applicants should email CVs with a (short) covering letter to email@example.com or please click the "apply online" button below .
NOTE The closing date for applications is 15 August 2013.
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