Slimming World is the UK’s leading weight management organisation, helping members lose weight in our 18,000 groups around the UK every week. The company has experienced consistent growth of approximately 20% per year for the past five years, taking the brand to a clear leadership position in the UK and Ireland.
Slimming World magazine has seen a year-on-year increase in circulation for 11 consecutive years – with our latest figures showing a circulation of 640,000 per issue. We’re not only the top-selling title in the women’s diet and health sector, we’re the third best-selling title in the UK overall.
We’re very proud of the magazine, not just because seven issues each year are produced right here at head office, but also for the feedback we receive from our members telling us how helpful the magazine is on their weight loss journey – as well as introducing new members to the brand through our sales on the newsstand.
We’re now recruiting a Junior Sub-Editor to join our busy subs team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of the most inspirational magazines on the market, supporting and encouraging our readers with real-life success stories, recipes, practical advice, the latest fashion and much more!
As part of the subs team, you will be ensuring that copy is factually and grammatically accurate, house style is consistent, recipes are easy to follow, and headlines and sells are creative, eye-catching and inspiring. You’ll be securing approvals from members and outside contributors, too, and helping the team meet production
deadlines. You will also need:
- a degree or post-graduate qualification in journalism (or equivalent)
- a high standard of English, particularly grammar and spelling
- a clear and creative way with words
- an excellent eye for detail, with meticulous fact-checking and proof-reading skills
- proficiency in InDesign
- strong interpersonal skills, and a warm and friendly manner
- a genuine interest in slimmers and their personal stories
Please apply via our careers website here with your full CV and covering letter, telling us why you’d like to be considered for the role, your current salary and notice period.
Slimming World is proud to be an Investor in People with a current Gold standard IIP accreditation. For a glimpse into the work we do, take our Head Office tour by clicking here
Closing Date: 30th January 2018
Benefits: We offer an extensive benefits package including a health cash plan, 12-week Slimming World membership, onsite gym, discounted hair and beauty salon, enhanced pension contributions and 34 days holiday a year (including public holidays)