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Acting Features Editor - Empire Magazine (Maternity Cover for approx six months)

Department:
Editorial
Brand:
Location:
London & South East
Status:
Permanent

As Acting Features Editor, your role will be to ensure that each month the section is of the highest possible quality, working closely with writers to create clean and compelling copy. You will commission longform pieces, consider pitches from staff and freelancers, liaise with writers to tell the best possible stories, and work closely with Empire’s art team on elements of photography and design.

What you'll do

Primary responsibilities:

Creating balanced and dynamic flat-plans

Overseeing the layout, appearance and content of feature articles

Generating ideas for features, both access-driven and access-free, and securing the best pitches from writers – both in-house and freelance

Liaising with studios on access to upcoming films, and with personal publicists to set up interviews

Commissioning writers for articles and set visits

Editing and re-working articles, and liaising with writers to tell the best possible story

Working with the Empire art team on layout/photoshoot ideas

Working with the digital team to ensure exclusive feature content is correctly iterated and reported online

Ensuring all access is brokered on Empire’s terms of local and global market exclusivity

Primary responsibilities:

Creating balanced and dynamic flat-plans

Overseeing the layout, appearance and content of feature articles

Generating ideas for features, both access-driven and access-free, and securing the best pitches from writers – both in-house and freelance

Liaising with studios on access to upcoming films, and with personal publicists to set up interviews

Commissioning writers for articles and set visits

Editing and re-working articles, and liaising with writers to tell the best possible story

Working with the Empire art team on layout/photoshoot ideas

Working with the digital team to ensure exclusive feature content is correctly iterated and reported online

Ensuring all access is brokered on Empire’s terms of local and global market exclusivity

Secondary responsibilities:

Proofreading all pages before they go to press

Making sure all freelancer invoices are paid in timely fashion

Reporting all costs to the ME on an issue by issue basis

Working with the Production Editor to ensure all deadlines are hit

Continuing to identify and commission the very best writers in our market

Working with the News Editor to ensure all access is used strategically across the magazine

Ensuring the section is planned up to six issues ahead

Contributing reviews and news stories when required

 Proofreading all pages before they go to press

Making sure all freelancer invoices are paid in timely fashion

Reporting all costs to the ME on an issue by issue basis

Working with the Production Editor to ensure all deadlines are hit

Continuing to identify and commission the very best writers in our market

Working with the News Editor to ensure all access is used strategically across the magazine

Ensuring the section is planned up to six issues ahead

Contributing reviews and news stories when required

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities/Skills

What you will bring:

The ideal candidate will have existing experience as either a Features Editor or Deputy Features Editor on a national newspaper, magazine or major website that publishes long-form features. This is a senior position, not suitable for an entry-level candidate.

Passion for and knowledge of film is a must, as is an understanding and appreciation of long-form storytelling and magazine craft. Experience in a multi-platform brand would be an advantage, but not essential.

 

How to apply

This temporary position begins in February 2020 for approximately six months and is due to end in Sept 2020. This is a fulltime position.

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So we’d love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role, and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.

If you think you’d be great at this job and would love working with us, we’d love to hear from you! Send your application to jobs@empiremagazine.com

**Our closing date for applications is DECEMBER 9TH 2019 and we’re aiming to make a decision on who to invite to interview shortly after**

Closing Date for applications is Monday 09 December 2019