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Deputy Production Editor

The Evening Express

Based: Aberdeen

Posted: Thu 12 Oct 2017 Closing Date: Fri 20 Oct 2017
Employer: DC Thomson & Co Ltd,
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Online journalists
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

The Evening Express is looking for a talented production journalist to become its Deputy Production Editor.

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in the future success of Scotland’s best-selling evening newspaper.  Reporting to the Production Editor, you will be responsible for helping to manage the day-to-day running of the production team, with a particular responsibility for facilitating a smooth and structured flow of copy to ensure the title’s two daily editions are delivered to deadline.

You will also have responsibility for ensuring that quality standards and production benchmarks are maintained. A particular function of this role will be to work with sub-editors to ensure that an efficient checking system is maintained for pages.

You will also be expected to respond to and resolve production issues affecting quality and production output in a timely manner. In addition, it is anticipated that you will coach and support staff to use the full functionality of the systems consistently and efficiently. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to build relationships with departments outside of Editorial to aid effective cross departmental working.

As the successful candidate, you will have a proven track record of sub-editing experience in news and page layout with a daily title, as well as meticulous attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work to tight daily demands.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week, working from our Aberdeen Office.  We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, Gym Discount, Childcare Vouchers, excellent Pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 20h October.


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 20th October 2017.

Employer Information

DC Thomson & Co Ltd,

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