Slimming World Magazine, Art Department Assistant

Location
Alfreton, Derbyshire
Salary
Starting salary £19,000 per annum dependent experience
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
03 Sep 2017
Ref
Magazine Art Department Assistant
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Slimming World is the UK’s leading weight management organisation, helping members lose weight every week in our 16,000 groups around the UK and Ireland. Slimming World magazine is the best-selling slimming magazine in the UK, produced by Slimming World at our head office in Derbyshire.

With a combined print and digital circulation of 645,719 making it the 4th largest actively purchased magazine in the UK, it was named Customer Magazine of the Year for the second time at the 2016 Professional Publishers Association Awards.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and impeccably organised assistant to support our incredibly busy art team on Slimming World magazine.

You’ll be the first point of contact for art department general enquiries and provide essential day-to-day assistance across several areas. You’ll act as bookings assistant for photographic shoots – checking availability, booking crews and locations, and also provide assistance on shoot days.

You’ll be involved in image research and be responsible for image library admin, checking-in and filing digital images and managing invoices and receipts etc.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute visual ideas for the magazine alongside being responsible for day-to-day art department admin. You will help the department by styling-up and flowing copy into templates, and by providing some basic Photoshop work. You will provide appropriate cover in the department when team members are out of the office.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Previous experience, knowledge or interest in working on a magazine title
  • An interest in visual communication
  • An ability to juggle multiple tasks with confidence
  • An aptitude for accuracy, and a sharp attention to detail
  • Excellent written, face-to-face and telephone communication skills
  • An ability to negotiate with a variety of creative contributors to achieve the best results
  • A reliable and trustworthy focus


Please note this is a full time support role and not a designer role.

If you want to work within our fun, award-winning magazine team, then please click 'Apply' to visit our careers website and submit your CV and covering letter, telling us why you’d like to be considered for the position and what contributions you’d bring to the role, and also your current notice period.