At Hearst UK, there is always more to the story. Join us as a sub-editor to start the next chapter in your career.

We are the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Country Living. We have created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

The Luxury Subbing Hub produces four of the country’s most elegant and polished publications: Elle, Elle Decoration, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar. The tight-knit and friendly team co-ordinates closely with all departments to ensure the high quality, accuracy and vibrant tone of these iconic brands.


As one of three sub-editors on the Luxury Subbing Hub, you will sub-edit content for the four magazines, as well as proof-reading, second reading and signing-off pages. You will also assist the deputy chief sub-editors and chief sub-editor in overseeing the subbing and production process of all pages, from copy stage through to sending pages to press.

Key responsibilities:

  • Subbing raw copy and fitting layouts for all pages of ELLE, ELLE Decoration, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar magazines.
  • Checking facts, spelling and grammar.
  • Composing compelling display copy in keeping with house styles.
  • Subbing any additional editorial or commercial content that arises during the production cycle.
  • Ensuring that pages meet the brands’ high standards in terms of tone and accuracy, upholding the brands’ unique voices and helping to evolve them.
  • Sending layouts for legal checks when necessary.
  • Flagging issues to the chief sub-editor regarding copy or layouts.
  • Liaising with marketing, digital and subscriptions departments over relevant pages to ensure they meet requirements.
  • Second-reading subbed layouts on proof.
  • Assisting with final reads, signing off pages and proofing.
  • Being an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values. 
  • You may be required to undertake such further duties as your skills, qualifications and experience allow and/or as may be assigned to you from time to time.


You should have great accuracy and attention to detail. You will be organised, calm under pressure and capable of handling several tasks at once. An excellent problem solver and team player with good initiative.


At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days).
  • Hybrid working – three days per week in the office.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause.
  • Life assurance and pension scheme.
  • Regular socials and more!

There is more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here. 

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams. Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.

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