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HTFP Jobs: News Editor & Sub Editor, Apsley, Herts

News Editor & Sub Editor

My Local News

Based: Apsley, Herts

Posted: Thu 20 Apr 2017 Closing Date: Thu 4 May 2017
Employer: My Local News
Job Category: Management
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £25K
Sector: Regional Press

Job Description




• To act as a leader of the editorial team, managing the stories coming in for each magazine and the reporters work/load

• Keep the editorial team in order, including managing absence from the office and workflow

• Ensure grammar and spelling is checked on all editorial

• Proof read every page

• Manage the advertorials going into every magazine

• In the absence of reporter, ensure adequate cover is in place to keep magazines’ full of stories

• Oversee the incoming emails to ensure all stories are covered

• Keep on top of the news to ensure topical news coverage

• Sub all editorial and give feedback to writers

• Edit images to ensure high quality in print and ensure the source originality of the accompanying picture for story (copyright issues)

• Maintain strong relationships with columnists and ensure their deadlines are appropriately managed

• Supervise the office in the absence of the Editor & Office Manager

• Act as a buffer between editorial, admin and design

• Manage printers where necessary to ensure mags are printed on time/ correctly
• Adhere to house style and adapt for advertorials

• Assist design with proofing of editorial content

• Maintain strong relationship with the Editor both for office management and editorial workflow

• Strive to maintain a high quality of finish for the magazines and where possible improve


• Calm under pressure

• Approachable

• Good news judgement

• Able to work to deadlines

• Strong work ethic as deadlines are tight and workload is great

• Reactive to hard and immediate news and proactive in difficult situations

• Flexible with time to ensure deadlines are met and to respond to the situation in the office

• Good command of English grammar, spelling and comprehension

• Good telephone manner

• Able to juggle- multiple tasks

• In Design and Photoshop experience preferred

Applicants from the local area preferable.

Contact Details

To apply please send your CV to Nik Allen at


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 4th May 2017.

Employer Information

My Local News
London Road, Hemel Hempstead,
United Kingdom

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