5 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Copy Editor, Features Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Closing date: 15/11/2019
Job Introduction
We are recruiting a Lifestyle Editor to join our team at New! Magazine. We are looking for an experienced editor to oversee the back of book content, including real-life, fitness, food and homes.
This is a great opportunity to join one of the UKs most loved celebrity and lifestyle magazines.
We are Reach because it's what we do.
Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazines and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.
Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.
Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5.8 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.
Key Responsibilities
  • To supply live ideas every day based on the morning’s news and exclusive leads from contacts.
  • To keep up with the zeitgeist on lifestyle trends/fads, from contacts, publishers, PRs and worldwide media.
  • Liaising with PRs, features agencies, TV companies, publishers and freelance contributors regarding interview and feature opportunities, collaborations and book extracts.
  • To source original real-life features – and commission when needed – to deadline every week, checking for factual and legal accuracy.
  • To liaise closely with the Reach Group Lifestyle Editor on content that can be shared across the Reach portfolio.
  • To write features and news pieces when required by the editors to a high standard and to deadline.
  • To take part in a weekly forward-planning meeting and schedule back of book features at least four weeks in advance.
  • To personally write, rewrite and edit copy to a high standard and with the right tone for the section every week to deadline.
  • Maintain a detailed forward-planning schedule, with upcoming TV shows, book launches, awareness days, anniversaries and key events.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Previous experience at a fast-paced magazine, newspaper or news agency and the ability to work collaboratively across departments.
  • Creativity and an ability to generate thought-provoking, emotional, informative and must-read features.
  • High level of professionalism, decision-making skills and ability to manage workload autonomously.
  • Sound judgment and initiative, with ability to make critical decisions in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent commissioning, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Extensive contacts book of PRs, agents, experts and freelance contributors.
  • Comprehensive understanding of lifestyle topics, including true life, health, fitness, food and homes.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the law and be aware of legal warnings.
  • Understanding of target reader and New!’s position in the weekly celebrity market.
  • Ability to contribute ideas across all areas of the magazine, in terms of weekly content, new franchises and ways to boost future readership/revenue. Must be a team player.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required.
Package Description
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.
Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

Skills Required

  • Copyediting
  • Features
  • Editing

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