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6 months ago
Future PLC
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Category: Copywriting Jobs
Department Summary

Canon magazine PhotoPlus is one of Future’s portfolio of best-selling photo magazines. Launched in late 2007, it has quickly established itself as a major player in the market, in print and on a number of digital platforms. Its sister titles include Digital Camera, N-Photo, Digital Photographer and Photography Week. The magazines all work closely with our fast-growing website javascript:void(0);

Job Summary & Purpose

As the Staff Writer on PhotoPlus you will be responsible for writing informative and entertaining articles ranging from practical how-to guides to photo features. You’ll have a passion for photography and a good knowledge of core photographic principles and techniques, enabling you to assist readers with their problems. Strong communication skills are essential because you’ll also be required to assist with the production of video-based articles, build contacts with photographers, and represent the magazine at industry events.

Key role responsibilities

* Deliver quality, relevant and well-written copy as directed by the editor or other senior editorial staff

* Generate appropriate feature/interview/tutorial leads and ideas

* Record video-based guides explaining how to ue a particular piece of photographic equipment, or to explain a photographic technique

* Write regular news, opinion and technique articles for the website, Digitalcameraworld.com

* Plan and write copy to set deadlines according to best editorial practice

* Contribute high-quality photographs to illustrate techniques

* Understand and deliver on your readers’ needs

* Develop and maintain productive industry, PR and commercial relationships

* Deliver on any monthly copywriting targets as set by your editor or other senior editorial staff

* Be responsible for and deliver any administrative tasks set by senior staff

* Contribute regular social media content to an agreed schedule

Essential skills and experience

* A strong knowledge of digital SLRs and Photoshop techniques

* Competent creative photographer

* An ability to explain complex subjects in a clear and easily understood fashion

* Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent spelling and grammar

* Strong video presentation skills

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