Deputy Editor

A1 People
Loughton, Essex
02 May 2017
30 May 2017
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions

Our client is an award winning media and events company. They are one of the leading players in the industry, and run some of the most iconic and successful events and magazines in the UK, Shanghai and South Africa. These include popular consumer shows such as; Grand Designs Live and the Ideal Home Show and some of the most recognised trade shows in architecture & design, including 100% Design and Clerkenwell Design Week. Their magazine portfolio includes consumer titles such as Grand Designs, Good Homes and Gurgle and trade titles such as icon, onoffice and Clerkenwell post.

Our client have a truly exciting opportunity for an experienced Deputy Editor to join their fantastic team.

The Brand
The Grand Designs brand is unique. It is the UK’s most-watched property TV programme, regularly drawing in millions of viewers and has a devoted following. Grand Designs magazine is a vital part of this brand and, like the TV programme, it is inspirational, intelligent and innovative – an essential purchase for any homeowner considering or undertaking a self-build project. Grand Designs provides the best examples of clever residential architecture and design and self-build success. Our readers are affluent professionals and design savvy, who buy products and use the services they read about in the magazine. The monthly publication is stocked across all major retailers.

The Role
As well as commissioning and managing writers, in addition you will be expected to contribute, and a track record in writing is essential. An ability to run day-to-day production is also important and subbing experience would be an advantage. This is a senior, full-time position as part of a small, hardworking team. The magazine is based in Loughton on the Central Line.

Core responsibilities
Commission and edit work from a range of contributors, plus build relationships with key industry names to strengthen the brand.
Source and commission photography and copy for real-homes features and TV houses.
Research and write relevant copy for the title including news pages, buyer’s guides, interviews and house stories.
Support the Editor with proofreading, commissioning, editing and management, ensuring magazine deadlines are met by all staff and contributors and deputise for the editor in their absence.
Manage extra projects and assignments as required and work on brand extensions such as GD Bookazine, supplements and special issues including Extensions.
Contribute editorial ideas under direction of the Editor. Also assist with image and picture research and help the editor source front cover images.
Work closely with marketing, advertising and digital teams to ensure consistency, efficiency and effective communication.
Attend events, shows including Grand Designs Live, trade exhibitions and client meetings to obtain partners for the title and maintain positive relationships with relevant PRs.

Please make sure that your full address and details are included in your application for this role. 

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