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The Positive, is a new weekly London concept newspaper (print and online) dedicated to unearthing and reporting on visionary, constructive, positive aspects of London/UK life, whilst maintaining a high level of journalistic standards. It offers a constructive, upbeat, intellectually provocative alternative to the gloomy, sensationalistic weekly tabloids that have become a staple in London life. We are currently seeking an experienced full-time arts & entertainment editor to join our team in West London.
The A&E editor position covers broad topical terrain: art, fashion, design, food, drink, celebrities, music, theatre. As a grass roots startup publication, all of our editorial team members are to some degree multi-tasking. This job is no different. It does not require in-depth knowledge in all the aforementioned categories, however, the ideal candidate would know London’s arts and entertainment worlds like the back of their hand and be up -to-date on trends.
The ideal candidate for this senior role has a journalism degree or equivalent professional experience, strong organisational abilities and a full address book of top freelance journalist and PR contacts (celebrity PR contacts a plus!). Strong writing, editing and interviewing skills, and experience and understanding of the newspaper style of A&E journalism are essential.
Responsibilities include working with the editorial team to brainstorm topical stories about visionary, out-of-the-box positive Londoners, locales and (people-pegged) events. The A&E editor will assign, edit and write articles. It is essential that he/she understands the difference between blog, magazine and newspaper A&E editorial — and excels and gravitates towards the latter.
Start date: immediately, as soon as possible.
Please send CV, two published (non-blog) clips and a short cover letter to Shana Ting Lipton, editor-in-chief, email@example.com.