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4 months ago
Immediate Media
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Category: Marketing Assistant Jobs
Production Assistant/Editor, Mollie Makes (9 month fixed term contract)

Job Locations

UK-Bristol

ID

2019-2669

Last Date for Application

15/07/2019

Category

Editorial

Overall Job Purpose

Mollie Makes is looking for a talented and experienced Production Assistant/Editor with a passion for contemporary craft to join the team. Mollie Makes is a market-leading craft magazine, and a key part of Immediate Media’s highly successful and growing lifestyle portfolio.

The Production Assistant/Editor is responsible for organising the editorial production of the magazine to the highest possible standard and to deadline, and ensuring the maintenance of a consistent editorial tone. The Production Assistant/Editor controls the copy flow for both current and future issues to make sure that all issues run smoothly.

This is a full time fixed term role for 9 months, and the accountabilities will be adapted dependent on experience.

Take a look at our most recent issue now!

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Accountabilities

Driving the production process

* Controlling flow between editorial and art departments and troubleshooting to make sure that the process runs smoothly without bottlenecks
* Arranging regular planning meetings and ensuring that the team are aware of this schedule and adhere to it
* Liaising with internal departments, e.g. Subscriptions, Marketing
* Creating a flatplan, recording progress of pages and reporting this to the Editor

Page production

* Collating and chasing copy and illustrative material from all external and internal sources
* Checking raw copy and illustrative material
* Checking all picture credits
* Subbing the copy to maintain the editorial style and tone
* Writing headlines, introduction & captions
* Page fitting
* Proof reading every page
* Checking PDFs of every page
* Maintaining a comprehensive house style manual, to be made available to all team members

Writing

* Producing some regular pages as per the monthly copy schedule agreed with the Editor
* Rewriting or writing short pieces from scratch, e.g. news section, introductions or where contributor copy proves unsuitable
* Producing some marketing items, where a stronger ‘selling’ tone is called for, e.g. house ads, subs pages & inserts
* Putting together digital editions of the magazine

Commissioning

* Planning content for regular feature pages within the magazine
* Liaising with designer-makers/creatives and the Picture Editor to arrange photoshoots
* Commissioning writers to brief and within budget

Administration

* Answering reader queries via phone and main magazine email account
* Sending out print copies and PDFs of the magazine/sections to contributors

Knowledge, Experience & Competencies

* Excellent writing and editing skills
* An ability to adapt copy to magazine style
* Excellent organisational abilities
* Experience of running a magazine production process
* Keen eye for detail and accuracy
* Strong communication and teamwork skills
* Experience of working with InDesign
* Microsoft Office and general Mac skills
* A keen interest in the contemporary craft scene

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