Social Housing, Layout Sub-Editor - Part Time

Canary Wharf, London
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Job Type
Part Time

Job type: Part time; 22.5 hours/week

Reporting in to: Production Editor

Ocean Media Group is the market leader in housing across print, digital and events. The housing portfolio includes the flagship publication, Inside Housing, read by 22,000 subscribers and Europe’s largest housing conference, attended by more than 8,000 housing professionals.

Job description

The layout sub-editor will work three days a week (22.5 hours) in-house, as part of the editorial production team, leading on the layout and subbing of respected business and finance magazine Social Housing. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the magazine meets the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Key tasks/responsibilities:

  • Lay out news or feature pages in InDesign
  • Edit technical copy with a particular focus on grammar, spelling, style and factual accuracy
  • Cut copy to fit
  • Identify any inconsistencies between copy and table, charts and graphs
  • Write engaging headlines and standfirsts
  • Question the author when the copy is unclear
  • Ensure potential legal problems with copy are identified
  • Source pictures/illustrations
  • Produce charts/graphs


  • An excellent eye for grammar, spelling, style and factual accuracy
  • Experience in magazine design and layout
  • Fluent in Adobe software, including InDesign and Photoshop
  • Fast and accurate
  • Used to working on a CMS
  • A solid report who can write articles as well as sub and lay them out
  • Keen to learn and grow as part of a dynamic editorial team
  • Experience on business/finance publications would be an advantage

If you wish to be considered for the role, please complete the application form below.