Press Gazette has found 17 new journalism jobs today.
Mearns Leader is looking for a reporter on a short-term contract (12 October – 24 May) to cover for a member of staff on maternity leave. Duties will be those normally associated with a local weekly newspaper, including occasional weekend and evening work. Applicants should have completed a course in journalism and have an NCTJ qualification, but other candidates will also be considered. A clean driving licence is essential. Job location: Stonehaven. Closing date: 23 September.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the Lutterworth-based professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists, is looking for a managing editor (around £27,018). You will assist the Head of Journals in the planning, editing and production of Therapy Today, BACP’s professional journal published ten times a year. You will also have overall responsibility for production of the association’s six quarterly journals. You will have proven production and editorial decision-making experience with an ability to re-write, sub-edit and proof-read copy. Job location: East Midlands – Leicestershire. Closing date: 2 October.
ITV News is looking for a programme editor. You will manage and motivate the team to produce the flagship regional news programme ‘London Tonight’ to the highest editorial standards. Working under pressure and to strict deadlines, you will need to demonstrate creative flair, impeccable news judgement and an understanding of the issues that matter to Londoners. Job location: London. Closing date: 2 October.
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Birmingham is looking for a web content editor (£24,152 – £26,391 p.a.; potential progression on performance once in post to £29,704 p.a.) to take responsibility for internal and external websites promoting activities in life and environmental sciences. You will write, edit and update content on websites both independently and in collaboration with content stakeholders. Educated to a degree level, you should have a track record of successfully managing and delivering quality projects. Knowledge of CMS, XHTML and Adobe Photoshop is essential as is awareness of accessibility, data protection and other web related legal issues. This post is available for a period of two years in the first instance. Closing date: 12 October.
Chambers and Partners, publisher of guides for the legal profession, needs a writer / researcher for its global directory. You should have a talent for writing along with good academic record. You must have office experience. Knowledge of foreign languages would be an advantage. Job location: Central London.
Dancing Times is looking for a full-time editor for its monthly publication Dance Today and the associated website. You will have an excellent knowledge of ballroom, Latin American and other social dance styles. You will take lead responsibility for the content and quality of the magazine. You will be a confident and self motivated multi-tasker with experience working within the publishing sector. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. You should have good sub-editing and proof reading skills. A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and Microsoft Office and experience of online publishing would be a distinct advantage. Job location: Central London. Closing date: 30 September.
The Northants Evening Telegraph needs a senior reporter for one of its daily titles. The company is looking for someone who has passed their NCE exam. The ideal candidate will be someone working in a daily newspaper or on a weekly looking for the next challenge. Initially, this will be a temporary position reviewed after three months. Job location: Kettering. Closing date: 26 September.
Archant Life SW, publishers of Devon Life, Somerset Life and Cornwall Life, is seeking an editor for a 7-month maternity cover for one of its premier titles from November 2009. The role calls for someone with a passion for county magazines and a solid background in magazine publishing and journalism. The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, have strong people skills, be an excellent writer and be able to edit a monthly magazine within fixed editorial budgets and strict editorial and production deadlines. Good online skills will also be an advantage. Closing date: 30 September.
Archant Suffolk is looking for an entertainment writer who will take responsibility for what’s on, listings and entertainment sections of its print and online publications. You should have daily or weekly newspaper or magazine and web experience. You will be able to write clear, sharp, accurate copy tailored to the different brand needs, have an excellent eye for detail and have great ideas for developing the entertainment sections. You should be able to meet multiple, challenging deadlines. Closing date: 2 October.
The Western Gazette is looking for a commercial feature writer (£15k) to produce copy for its advertisers when they are featured in its paid-for and free weekly titles and websites. You will be enthusiastic about the role of the local media and determined to help the Gazette promote and champion local businesses. You should be able to write well and communicate positively and effectively with customers. Job location: Yeovil. Closing date: 1 October.
A multinational publisher and information services company is looking for financial services editors (£30k – £35k) to join their team in London. As a financial services editor, you will be responsible for writing financial services compliance and regulatory articles for the company’s journals. You should have editorial / publishing experience, a background in financial services and a knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues. You should also have strong communication skills, the ability to work under pressure and a good level of computer literacy. Fluency in another language would be an advantage. This role has the potential to be home-based for the right person. Job location: London, home-based.
The Shields Gazette, a provincial daily for South Tyneside, is looking for an assistant news editor to help drive forward the news agenda for its readers and run a busy news desk. You should be able to spot a story at 100 paces and turn it around on a tight deadline for both paper and online. Closing date: 30 September.
The fashion and beauty magazine Glamour is looking for a deputy features editor. You must be able to generate original and exciting ideas, both for the ‘You You You’ section, which you will oversee, and for the main book features. The successful candidate will be a fast, efficient commissioner and editor, with at least two years’ experience on a features desk. This is a 4-day-a-week position.
The fashion and beauty magazine Glamour is hiring for a beauty writer to cover for a member of staff on maternity leave. You will have at least three years’ experience working within a beauty team. Reporting to the beauty director, you will create the content for news and shopping pages, attend press events and style still-life shoots. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the beauty industry.
Wired magazine seeks an editorial assistant to join the team. The role offers a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop key skills in magazine journalism, while actively helping shape a monthly magazine in a small, dedicated team. You will be required to write across the magazine as needed; generate story ideas; research stories; check facts; offer administrative assistance to the rest of the team. Please send a CV and three ideas for stories you feel would be suitable for the Start or Play sections of Wired to email@example.com
Salon Business, a monthly magazine for the UK professional hairdressing industry, is looking for a features writer. You will produce news and features for the magazine and supplements, originate and develop new ideas and initiatives, attend press launches and hairdressing industry events and contribute to the strategic development of the title on a creative and commercial level. You must have a good track record in journalism, a background in trade publishing, strong editorial and proof reading skills with a passion for hairdressing and an interest in fashion. Job location: Croydon area.
‘Guiding,’ Girlguiding UK’s newly redesigned membership magazine which goes out to 80,000 volunteers, is looking for an editor. The successful candidate will have at least two years’ industry experience as editor. You will be expected to take the magazine through from concept to print –planning and managing the content of each issue, writing engaging and topical copy, and working with the editorial board and a content editor / writer. It is envisaged that a contract will initially be agreed for six months; up to 3 days a week; NUJ rates. Job location: London. Closing date: 2 October.