Reporting to the group editor - Modern Military, the associate editor - Modern Military will co-ordinate and drive the work output of the Modern Military aviation hub, with a particular focus on the production of Combat Aircraft Journal. You will act as the de-facto fixer for the group editor – Modern Military and to build on the unit’s capacity to increase content output across platforms and in a timely manner.

Key accountabilities

  • Work alongside group editor to co-ordinate commissioning and work allocation process
  • Act as direct Key Publishing liaison for freelance contributors
  • Manage smooth flow of copy through the editorial and design process across multiple magazines, including flatplans
  • Management of day-to-day product finances and general cost control
  • Handling of incoming letters/other communication from readers, actioning as appropriate
  • Act as immediate point of contact for in-house editorial queries
  • Co-ordinating joined-up production of Combat Aircraft Journal and shaping the material into a cohesive whole (covers and content mix to be agreed with group editor – Modern Military; and the CCCO/Head Of Content)

To commission, steward and submit print-ready Modern Military pages for Air International each month

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Good working knowledge of publishing systems; particular knowledge of InDesign, the design process and CMS platforms
  • Excellent knowledge and use of written English and grammar
  • Strong writing and editing expertise
  • Strong understanding of magazine production process (strong copy-editing ability)
  • Good market understanding – how brands operate in competitive spaces
  • Appreciation of what constitutes good illustration/design
  • Ability to prioritise workload and to manage a range of tasks

Excellent organisational and communication skills

To apply

Please apply online or by sending your CV and a covering letter to Samantha Scholes, head of HR via samantha.scholes@keypublishing.com

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