Yandell Media Group, Deputy Editor - Travel, Leisure & Education Division

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
13 Jun 2018
13 Jul 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The team at Yandell Media loves creating market-leading magazines and powering through deadlines with heaps of enthusiasm and a creative flair that’s second to none. So, if you love print and digital and boast a talent for writing, we want to hear from you. Needless to say you will also need to have brilliant attention to detail, first class organisation and a work ethic to match it.

Yandell Media Group in Milton Keynes has been publishing magazines, crafting websites and organising events for over 30 years. To ensure we stay on top of the game, we are looking for a talented deputy editor to primarily work across the company’s travel, leisure and education portfolio.

About the titles

Group Leisure & Travel is the UK’s number one magazine for people who organise group trips and holidays. The magazine’s website is updated daily and throughout the week with exclusive content with plans afoot for significant developments this year.

School Travel Organiser is posted to thousands of teachers across the UK to give ideas and advice when it comes to school trips and learning outside the classroom. Each issue contains exclusive and original content including topical features, analysis of relevant research and interviews.

The role

Reporting to the editor you will be the number two across a portfolio that includes two leading monthly magazines, associated websites, popular newsletters and highly respected annual publications.

Working in a small and dedicated editorial team the role requires you to have the ability to perform under pressure to meet print and digital deadlines.

We’re looking for somebody who is a good creative thinker and will use their initiative to develop the success of the publications and brands.

You’ll need to be extremely organised with attention to detail while being able to create engaging and innovative content, that is appealing to the readership.

The role involves attending awards ceremonies, events, launches and exhibitions, which will mean working weekends and evenings on occasion. Plus, you may even find yourself working on some of the other company’s B2B titles from time to time.

Apart from the fact you will be working with lovely, talented people you can also enjoy a number of company perks, such as free mobile phone insurance, cheap cinema tickets, and discounts at lots of restaurants.

The role is particularly suitable for an experienced journalist, reporter or writer looking to take a step up into a deputy editor role, or a current deputy editor or section editor seeking a new challenge.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the editor in the production of the titles including the sourcing and writing of editorial content, meeting specified production and print deadlines, and dealing with databases and admin work.
  • Daily upkeep of websites; keeping content relevant and working with the CMS to create news and features with eye-catching headlines.
  • Source and write stories and features that work across all platforms; print, online and social media. This will include conducting interviews with anyone from a group travel organiser to a teacher or a CEO.
  • Using social media to promote your title’s stories and content within company guidelines.
  • Build a wide range of contacts and work with advertisers to ensure their needs are met.
  • Involvement in the reader awards of both magazines and the annual exhibition for travel organisers at the NEC.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as an assistant editor, section editor, or senior journalist is an advantage.
  • Fast, accurate and superb writing and editing skills with a proven ability in producing accurate, clean, engaging copy under pressure.
  • Previously worked with content management systems for producing web content and the ability to demonstrate innovative ideas for online content.
  • Experience managing social media channels.
  • The ability to uphold and demonstrate the highest editorial standards and to lead by example.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Great subbing skills and a creative eye when it comes to design.
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent use of initiative and creative thinking.
  • Experience of the travel and education sectors would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Journalism qualifications and/or 100 WPM shorthand would be an advantage but is not essential if relevant experience has been obtained.

We will only contact applicants who are successful in obtaining an interview and may close the position early if we find the right person.

Complete the application form below to send a covering letter telling us why you’re the person we’re looking for. Also include details of your current salary and location, together with your CV and examples of your editorial work (published articles etc) to Keeley Rodgers.

(No agencies please)

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