Editor / Deputy Editor
Based: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
|Posted:||Thu 12 May 2022|
|Closing Date:||Mon 6 Jun 2022|
|Employment Type:||Full time|
Editor / Deputy Editor (Agricultural Publications)
We are looking for a senior writer and sub editor who can manage a team of writers and freelancers that produce technical but accessible content for an agricultural readership, together with experience in turning around copy for multiple channels including social media and online.
Our suite of award-winning monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly magazines is read by more than 150,000 people every month, helping to keep NFU members informed on the current and future direction of the British farming industry.
Editor / Deputy Editor Responsibilities:
The Deputy Editor is responsible for the line management of two writers; experience in inspiring and motivating a team is essential as well as a focus on continuous professional development.
You will work with the Editor to plan, commission, write and sub edit articles for our monthly flagship title, British Farmer & Grower magazine - the largest agriculture magazine in the country.
In addition, you will get the opportunity to take the lead on the editorial content of at least one of our three smaller publications.
Editor / Deputy Editor Requirements:
- Significant experience of writing, publishing and sub editing for a magazine or newspaper. Preferably, you will have an NCTJ qualification or an equivalent.
- Demonstrable experience of leading, inspiring and managing a small team
- A good level of InDesign ability, preferably with experience of Photoshop
- Experience of web publishing including CMS and social media
- Demonstrable experience of project management, horizon scanning and forward planning
- Drive, enthusiasm and ambition to succeed
- A positive can-do attitude that enables you to overcome challenges and help your team develop
Who are we?
The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services.
We are proud to make a difference. Working for the NFU means working alongside great people who are committed to their work and recognised for their knowledge and expertise. Please see our careers page for more information.
Why join our team?
You will become part of our friendly, dedicated working environment and work with a highly motivated team, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and passion about food and farming. In addition to this we also offer, 25 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), increasing with length of service, and an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme.
At the NFU, we embrace the unique worth of everyone from all backgrounds, identities and circumstance. As a Professional, Resourceful, United and Inclusive organisation, we strive to celebrate all individuals. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging, educating and developing an inclusive community, and welcoming the value of diversity.
Successful candidates will need their own reliable transport, as public transport is not frequently available to the beautiful work setting of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
We are currently piloting a ‘hybrid working’ scheme that gives colleagues the choice of working from home for up to 3 days a week, with other working days being from the office in Stoneleigh, or out and about with our members
We recognise that some applicants may wish to work flexibly, and we welcome discussions regarding this. Please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.
We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
Location: Based in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, with hybrid working
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 35 per week
Salary: circa £36k per annum (depending on experience) plus competitive benefits
You may have experience of the following: Editor, Publications, Book Projects, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Copywriting, Education, Agricultural Publishing, Authors, Agriculture, Journalist, Deputy Editor, etc.
Ref: 132 900
Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 6th June 2022.
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