9 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Content Editor, Copy Editor
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


The Details 
The Lifestyle publishing division at Hearst Magazines UK is home to some of the world’s most iconic and successful magazine brands, including Good Housekeeping, Country Living, ELLE Decoration, Prima, Red and House Beautiful. We pride ourselves on giving our readers journalism of outstanding quality and originality, as well as unforgettable brand experiences – all delivered with passion, creativity and expertise. 
The Role
To work across Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima, subbing copy to a high standard and making sure the articles are presented in a style and tone fitting with the relevant brand within the Lifestyle Group.
Key responsibilities
  • Sub-edit copy to a consistently high standard, editing copy to fit, and providing captions, heads, sells and pull quotes in keeping with the style of the relevant brand
  • Be a meticulous checker of facts and details and to be relentless in the pursuit of obtaining accurate information 
  • Rewrite copy where necessary, improving the flow, questioning what is missing or seems incorrect and filling in the ‘gaps’ to improve clarity for the reader 
  • Look at pictures when subbing text and make sure they work together, and that pictures are correctly credited
  • Work closely with all departments – including editorial, advertising and marketing – to ensure that the work flows smoothly and to deadline
  • Handle advertorials, subscription pages and newsletters through the production process, from conception to completion
  • Fully understand the schedules, deadlines and production processes such that you can deputise in the absence of the Chief Sub/Deputy Chief Sub
  • Take a keen interest in taking on responsibility and assist the Chief Sub/Deputy Chief Sub at busy times. This may involve chasing copy, advising freelancers, filing proofs from old issues, sending pages to repro on Censhare and checking cromalins
The Person
  • Demonstrable experience working as a Sub Editor 
  • First-class command of the English language
  • Meticulous and organised
  • Excellent team player yet able to work independently
  • Proactive personality
  • Good interpersonal/interdepartmental skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations to a positive outcome
  • To be aware of deadlines
  • Able to use and act on own Initiative
  • Proficient in InDesign
  • Experience in using Censhare is desirable

Skills Required

  • Content Editing
  • Copyediting

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