Gardens Illustrated magazine seeks Editor

Bristol Botanic Garden cr Judy Darley

The Bristol office of Immediate Media has an opening for a creative and dynamic Editor for Gardens Illustrated, the prestigious “style bible of the horticultural world.”

They say: “This is a rare opportunity to work on the world’s most beautiful garden magazine renowned for its breathtaking photography, beautiful layouts and insights from leading experts. Now in its 24th year, the brand is well established as the most highly influential, thought-provoking and inspiring style guide to all things horticultural. Offering an inspiring mix of outstanding gardens, design and plants, it is essential reading for passionate gardeners worldwide.”

They are seeking a knowledgeable, highly creative editor with a passion for plants, garden design, great writing and photography. Your key focus will be to lead, develop and execute the editorial vision of Gardens Illustrated in line with the wider brand strategy. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in garden journalism, have sound managerial skills and be commercially savvy.

You will have excellent writing and editing skills, a keen eye for detail and know how to develop features to ensure reader value. Due to the nature of the content, you will need outstanding organisational skills and excellent planning. You’ll demonstrate strong leadership skills, having experience in successfully leading teams in previous roles, and will be adept at  working to tight deadlines and managing budgets. In addition, you will be tasked with driving reach and engagement across print, digital, mobile and social, while working closely with the Publisher and commercial team to deliver key partnerships.

  • The Editor of Gardens Illustrated will develop and drive the editorial direction as well as the style and ethos of the brand with support of the Publisher and the editorial team.
  • You will have day-to-day responsibility for editorial issues, with lead responsibility for the quality of editorial content, whether for print or digital editions and apps and any brand extensions carrying the Gardens Illustrated branding.
  • You will ensure your team works to support and develop the editorial strategy across multiple platforms
  • You will support the Publisher in identifying and delivering opportunities for expanding content across non-print formats including website, digital editions, apps and events in order to meet the needs of the audience and business strategy set by the company.

This is a full time role at a mid-senior level.

The closing date for applications is 28th November 2016.

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