The position of full-time editor at Pulford Publicity has become vacant after 21 years. This niche and fulfilling role needs someone with a passion for their community.

Duties include:

  • attending and reporting on news events and council meetings, gathering and sourcing news, following up stories, writing articles
  • producing good quality and accurate work for magazines, web and social media content
  • good knowledge of social media
  • editing, proofreading and photography skills
  • setting up magazine templates
  • answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
  • liaising with other departments and clients
  • checking and dealing with emails
  • interviewing, writing advertorials and undertaking reviews
  • checking magazines before they go to print
  • sourcing competitions and administering them

The candidate needs to:

  • Have a good knowledge of English
  • Be highly organised and able to meet regular deadlines
  • Good reporting and interview technique
  • Knowledge of media production
  • Be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others at all levels
  • Be flexible and open to change
  • Computer literate and understand main software packages
  • Quick thinking and able to report on events as they unfold
  • Dedicated to covering local news stories and events
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines
  • NCTJ qualification or equivalent required
  • A full, clean driving licence is essential
  • A car is necessary and mileage allowance will be given

Working hours: The hours are Mon-Thurs 9am-4.30pm and Fri 9am-4pm, however, we envisage the Friday to be a flexible day, as we will need someone who can cover events on weekends and evenings.

Email applications to Janine Pulford

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