Main objectives:

  • Proofing copy to ensure grammar and spelling is correct and consistent page numbers, headings and captions are correct photos and illustrations are correctly captioned.
  • Laying copy in InDesign.
  • Proof-read every page.
  • Proofing the magazines before print.
  • Writing advertorials for clients.
  • Conducting interviews for stories and advertorials both in person and over the phone.
  • Adhering to house style and adapting for advertorials.
  • Organising emails from editor and contacts to ensure all strong stories are covered.
  • Ensuring the magazines have a balance of editorial coverage (news, crime, features).
  • Suggesting front cover ideas (headlines and pictures).
  • Talking through the news list with the reporters and keeping them up to date with any changes to the list.
  • Keeping the team informed as to what the ‘strongest’ stories are for each magazine and which have the potential to be leads or double page spreads.
  • Informing the news -editor/design team of my ideas/visions for the layout and design of particular stories – i.e. DPs and SPS copy.
  • Writing catchy headlines and picture captions.
  • Liaising with the other reporters to keep track of what stories we are working on to avoid duplication and ensure a variety of editorial content.
  • Sourcing images to run alongside my editorial.
  • Ensuring the originality of all photographs (copyright issues).
  • Keeping on top of the local and national news to ensure topical coverage and to find an ‘angle’ to current national stories that would work for our publication.

Job requirements:

  • Competent in InDesign.
  • A passion for writing and publishing.
  • Approachable.
  • Good news judgement.
  • Able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic as deadlines are tight.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills essential.
  • Reactive to hard and immediate news and proactive in difficult situations.
  • Good time management.
  • Good command of English grammar, spelling and comprehension.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Must be able to multi task and work under pressure.
  • Flexible with time, to ensure deadlines are met and to respond to the situation in the office.
  • Good organisational skills.

Job Type: Full-time

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