Burton-on-Trent based WW Magazines is looking for an Assistant Editor to provide six months, full-time maternity cover. Working within the editorial team and reporting to two editors, you will provide support across a range of titles related to the UK’s navigable canals and rivers, including Waterways World, Britain’s best-selling waterway magazine since 1972. As such, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to further their career in journalism and/or publishing.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Writing and researching material on a range of waterway-related topics

Sub-editing and fact-checking material submitted by external contributors

Creating and uploading content to social media

Ensuring a smooth workflow between editorial, design and proof-reading departments

Any administrative duties required to support the editorial team

Occasional attendance at events

Skills and experience include:

Educated to degree level

Accurate and engaging writing style

A high level of computer literacy, ideally with knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign software

Ability to hit deadlines and manage time and workload effectively

Experience of working in a publishing/content creation environment is desirable

A willingness to understand and embrace our publications’ subject matter

Apply to:

Ms Sue Stelfox
Office Manager
WW Magazines
151 Station Street
Burton on Trent
DE14 1BG
United Kingdom
Tel: 01283 742960

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