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This is a role working on the brands Computeractive & British Journal of Photography.
Computeractive, launched in 1998, provides simple and clear computing advice in plain English in each fortnightly printed issue, its monthly iPad app and on its website (www.computeractive.co.uk). Its sister publication Computeractive Ultimate Guide focuses on a specific topic each month.
British Journal of Photography is the world's longest-running photography magazine, launched in 1854, and is now available as an iPad app. Its website (www.bjp-online.com) includes news, views, reports and interviews with some of the world's leading photographers.
Can you combine managing and organising a very busy production and art desk with taking the lead on new projects, training and developing staff, as well as using your excellent sub-editing, production, communication and leadership skills to ensure all magazines, ebooks, apps and online work are completed on time and to a high standard? We are looking for a talented and exceptionally organised production professional with a keen editorial eye and attention to detail, to manage the production and art desk working on the print, online, app and ebook editions of Computeractive, Computeractive Ultimate Guides and British Journal of Photography. You must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time, ensuring all are completed on time and to the required standard. You should be experienced in delegating work to sub-editors and providing constructive feedback to enable them to achieve the desired standards.
Applicants need to be experienced in all aspects of production, from forward planning, creating deadlines and flatplans, to creating and implementing new or improved processes, as well as online search engine optimisation. Experience of using asset management and content management systems would be an advantage. The role also involves liaising closely with Editorial teams and assisting other departments, such as Sales, Syndication & Licensing and Marketing, to ensure the division's aims are achieved. As well as managing the workload and staff, the group production editor will be responsible for managing the production of some publications, subbing and rewriting copy, writing accurate eye-catching headlines, standfirsts and captions to house style, as well as subbing and optimising online copy for the web, ensuring error-free content across all mediums. The production desk deals with technical copy aimed at very different audiences, so flexibility, fast, accurate subbing and proofing, good time management and organisation, and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to constantly changing priorities are essential skills. You will need an excellent working knowledge of Indesign (CS4-6) and Quark Xpress (8-9), as well as knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. You will also be able to pick up new IT systems fast and pass on that knowledge to the team.
In little more than a decade, Incisive Media has grown from the launch publisher of a single B2B financial magazine to a global business media company with a portfolio that is the envy of its peers. Whether communicating in print, in person or online, Incisive Media prides itself on its entrepreneurial culture, creating market-leading products for the industries we serve.
As you would expect from a leading specialist business information provider, we place a high value on our employees and are striving to be an employer of choice. In doing so we offer highly attractive rewards packages, an environment where performance is recognised and rewarded, jobs and careers are fostered and people are respected to ensure we attract and retain the calibre of people that we need for our rapidly expanding business.