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3 months ago
Immediate Media
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Copywriting Jobs
Staff writer, Radio Times magazine

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Overall Job Purpose

Radio Times is the UK’s biggest-selling quality weekly magazine, covering the most exciting medium in entertainment today – television. Every week we are bought by nearly 600,000 readers, who demand the very best guidance to the latest television, radio and film. They also want to read exclusive interviews , original features and some of the very best in intelligent, entertainment journalism.

The world’s first ever listings title, Radio Times remains the UK’s biggest selling quality magazine and the most profitable.

We’re looking for a Staff Writer to join our award-winning features team. The full-time role will be based within the editorial team in our Hammersmith office.

The successful applicant will gain experience across the features desk, writing regularly some of the best-read journalism in the UK. In the process they will learn how Radio Times works and adding a host of new skills to their CV.

This is a staff writer role, so we’re looking for someone with excellent journalism skills. You will have experience of working on a magazine or newspaper, probably at editorial assistant level, or you will have a post-graduate qualification in magazine journalism.

We’re asking you to write us a description of why you want to work at Radio Times and what fresh, new perspective, you think you can bring to the brand, then show us your writing by completing a few short tasks.

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Reporting into the Executive Editor, you will work with the commissioning editors on the Radio Times features desk to cover the biggest and best new programmes on television, providing sparkling copy, whether for a 150-word box or a 1500-word interview .

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a passion for television and print magazines, with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Key accountabilities:

Writing accurate copy on a weekly basis

Attend weekly planning ideas prepared with great ideas for features content

To cover for the entertainment and comedy commissioning editor where necessary

To liaise with the art and picture desks to produce lively, eye catching features

To attend shoots and obtain soundbites from Talent- this can often happen at a moment's notice so the ability to think on your feet is essential

Assist with other areas of the magazine according to the demands of the team.

Update multichannel database for the planning dept. on a weekly basis

Keep up to date with news to feed into features meetings as well as keeping up with trends in the magazine sector

Knowledge, Experience & Competencies

* Excellent knowledge of broadcasting
* Passion for journalism and innovative magazine feature
* A self-starter with the confidence and attributes required to work on projects alone and as part of a fast-moving team
* High quality written skills and editorial standards
* The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
* Evidence of writing for major publications
* Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail
* Excellent verbal communication skills
* Attention to detail and ability to multitask
* Flexible, approachable attitude – a good team player
* Passion for print media

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