Health and Fitness Magazine, Editor

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
16 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Job Type
Full Time

If you’re a talented writer, are passionate about health and fitness and have solid experience of world class business to business magazine editing, then this could be your dream job.

Health Club Management is the market-leading magazine for the dynamic and fast growing health and fitness industry.

The magazine, along with its website and annual handbook, has a reputation for delivering engaging, useful and up-to-the minute content which makes a valuable contribution to the success of the industry it represents.

We range widely in our content, looking at exercise and health, the activity agenda, development and business innovation, exercise science, trends in fitness, exercise and ageing, children’s fitness, overcoming the obesity epidemic and much, much more.

At the heart of it is our commitment to supporting our industry in its fight to change the world through exercise and healthy living.

We’re looking for a new editor to take up the reins and continue to build its excellent content and reputation.

Our dream candidate will be a powerful all-rounder, able to cover news, features, profiles, interviews and analysis. You’ll be a prolific writer and enjoy finding the most compelling content and fitting it to the appropriate format.

In addition, you need to be a great networker, able to build strong relationships with industry experts to ensure a stream of guest contributions in the form of columnists and features.

We also commission content from expert journalists, so the ability to identify the most relevant areas for coverage and write tight, concise and inspiring briefs for our family of freelancers is also vital.

Your editing skills will be the bedrock of this role. We’re 'makers’ and are committed to turning out products of the highest quality, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that everything we put our name to is edited and proofed to the very highest standards to ensure it's a pleasure to read and excellent from nose to tail.

Your visual skills will be important when it comes to sourcing photography, photo editing and compelling caption writing. You’ll also teamwork with our designers to ensure that the layouts we publish are world class, so an eye for design and reader engagement will be important.

Health Club Management publishes in every channel and part of your role will be writing our social media copy, meaning the ability to turn out a snappy tweet or an effective Facebook headline will also be important.

We’re branching into video and podcasting too and putting you in front of the camera, so if you have experience in these areas, we’d be interested to hear about it in your application.

As Health Club Management has grown, so has our reach, and from a base in the UK market, the magazine is now read by professionals in over 7,500 cities around the world.

To support our global readership, we publish regular international content and our dream candidate will be able to build on this work, by having strong language skills, a global sensibility and practical knowledge of how to engage with readers from different cultures.

You’ll travel globally in your role as editor, so a love of travel and the ability to get about under your own steam (and enjoy it) will be essential.

Health Club Management is a team effort and you’ll be responsible for working alongside our news writers, deputy editor, product editors, freelance journalists, sub editor and design team to ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the best of their ability and the magazine continues to thrive.

Leisure Media publishes a range of titles in the health and wellness market, including Spa Business, Spa Opportunities, Sports Management, CLADmag, Leisure Management and Leisure Opportunities, so you’ll also teamwork with the editors and writers on those titles to optimise coverage across the sectors, as there are many synergies.

As editor, you’ll be a noted industry expert and your monthly editor’s letter will give you a platform to comment on trends, policy and issues relating to the industry we serve. This means you need to be able to demonstrate your ability to understand and analyse critical issues, while developing an editorial stance which upholds our strong legacy of commentary in this market and represents our views when it comes to government policy.

This role will give you the opportunity to represent Health Club Management and Leisure Media at industry events as a speaker, conference chair and commentator, so skills and confidence in this area would be a definite advantage.

Some of our content is technical, so you need an understanding of exercise science and the ability to analyse and comment on research findings and also to commission technical journalists to produce in-depth content.

If you’re a high-achieving editor, looking for a wide ranging and varied role at the heart of this dynamic and fast growing industry, within an independent, innovative and entrepreneurial company, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply by completing the application form below, enclosing your CV, PDFs or links to written work you’re really proud of and a letter explaining what you would bring to the role.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

About Leisure Media

Leisure Media, the company behind Health Club Management, is the leading media business globally for professionals working across the leisure industries. Our portfolio includes a range of print and digital magazines and reference books, as well as a wide range of industry websites and live news and social feeds. You can see our work at