10 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Features Editor, Editorial Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


• To work as part of the Homes Subs hub with a strong focus on ELLE Decoration and to help lead the subs team
• To edit the copy to a high standard, making sure the articles are presented in a style and tone fitting with the brands
• To ensure copy goes through the production system as efficiently as possible in order to meet deadlines and budgets
• To be responsible for the flatplan and update it regularly alongside the brand editor
• Complete layouts to press-ready standard
• Be aware of the different tones/styles of each magazine within the Hub and ensure this is maintained
• Assist the Workflow Director in taking responsibility for meeting deadlines
• Update the flatplan and communicate changes to the team
• Share over-reading and final preparation of pages and signing off finals and OKIs and sending to press
• Fact-check copy according to agreed guidelines
• Prepare copy for layout, writing captions, headlines and introductions as appropriate, copy fit on layouts, take in corrections and proofread pages
• Build up and maintain a good relationship with the Art department to discuss layouts, keeping a constant vigilance regarding design and type specifications
• Build up and maintain a good relationship with editorial departments and liaise with them in all matters concerning copy
• Liaise closely with the Picture Team, ensuring accuracy of caption information, names of photographers and picture agencies
• Set up and attend weekly production meetings
• Be responsible for adding/checking folios, page furniture and bylines
• Liaise with legal department to ensure all pages are safe legally
• To work with industry-standard toolsets to complete your work, as well as work within the prescribed processes of the structured workflow systems used to create editorial content
• You will be required to undertake commercial editorial work as and when requested by the Company
• To contribute to the brand's social media and website
• To read and monitor competitive magazines and other activities within the media to keep abreast of new ideas and trends, and be aware of the competitive set and developments within your area
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Demonstrate sub editing experience
• Prior experience to at least deputy chief-sub level on a national magazine / newspaper
• Knowledge of the print production process, including digital publishing systems
• Good communication skills and diplomacy
• Good writing ability
• Accurate and organised
• Experience using Adobe and InDesign
• Calm under pressure and assertive
• Flexible attitude to work
• Good legal knowledge

Skills Required

  • Editing

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