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HTFP Jobs: Sub Editor/Proof Reader/Reporter, Hemel Hempstead

My News Mag

Based: Hemel Hempstead

Posted: Tue 3 Dec 2019
Closing Date: Tue 31 Dec 2019
Employer: My News Mag
Job Category: Senior reporters
Sub-editors
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £25-27K DOE
Sector: Regional Media

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Sub Editor/Proof Reader/Reporter

My News Mag

Based: Hemel Hempstead

Posted: Tue 3 Dec 2019
Closing Date: Tue 31 Dec 2019
Employer: My News Mag
Job Category: Senior reporters
Sub-editors
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £25-27K DOE
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

MAIN OBJECTIVES:

  • Proofing copy to ensure grammar and spelling is correct and consistent page numbers, headings and captions are correct photos and illustrations are correctly captioned.
  • Laying copy in InDesign
  • Proof-read every page
  • Proofing the magazines before print
  • Writing advertorials for clients
  • Conducting interviews for stories and advertorials both in person and over the phone
  • Adhering to house style and adapting for advertorials
  • Organising emails from editor and contacts to ensure all strong stories are covered
  • Ensuring the magazines have a balance of editorial coverage (news, crime, features)
  • Suggesting front cover ideas (headlines and pictures)
  • Talking through the news list with the Reporters and keeping them up to date with any changes to the list
  • Keeping the team informed as to what the ‘strongest’ stories are for each magazine and which have the potential to be leads or double page spreads
  • Informing the news -editor/design team of my ideas/visions for the layout and design of particular stories – i.e. DPS and SPS copy
  • Writing catchy headlines and picture captions
  • Liaising with the other reporters to keep track of what stories we are working on to avoid duplication and ensure a variety of editorial content
  • Sourcing images to run alongside my editorial
  • Ensuring the originality of all photographs (copyright issues)
  • Keeping on top of the local and national news to ensure topical coverage and to find an ‘angle’ to current national stories that would work for our publication

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Competent in InDesign
  • A passion for writing and publishing
  • Approachable
  • Good news judgement
  • Able to work to strict deadlines
  • Strong work ethic as deadlines are tight
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills essential
  • Reactive to hard and immediate news and proactive in difficult situations
  • Good time management
  • Good command of English grammar, spelling and comprehension
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Must be able to multi task and work under pressure
  • Flexible with time, to ensure deadlines are met and to respond to the situation in the office
  • Good organisational skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25-27K DOE

Contact Details

Apply via email to nik@mynewsmag.co.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Tuesday 31st December 2019.

Employer Information

My News Mag
London Road, Hemel Hempstead,
HP3
United Kingdom