One of the publications I write for regularly, Simply Crochet, is seeking a highly creative Commissioning Editor to the join the team.
If you’re looking for a job where you can combine your love of crochet and your eye for a great crochet project, this could be the job for you. Based in Bath, Simply Crochet is Future’s successful new magazine launch from the makers of Mollie Makes and Simply Knitting, and is a refreshing, cheerful magazine all about this year’s growth craft!
The successful applicant will be the creative visionary for the Simply Crochet brand and be the face of the magazine for the industry and the readers.Working with senior editorial staff, you’ll plan the themes for all issues of Simply Crochet magazine, and commission and source projects, features and cover gifts in the style of the magazine, ensuring they are the very best within the craft sector.
Passionate about yarn crafts, in particular crochet, you’ll combine this with your natural instinct for crafts and good design. You’ll have a good understanding of crochet trends and the top designers/bloggers on the internet, and you’ll work with crochet designers, keep up to date with the latest trends in the yarn industry and work with technical editors to use the most appropriate yarns and ensure all patterns are accurate.
A strong technical understanding of crochet patterns is an advantage. Ideally you’ll have proven success for identifying the types of projects that appeal to readers and have experience of commissioning craft designs and features for publication, preferably crochet or knitting. Excellent organisation and communication skills will be essential in this role. Preferably, you’ll have experience of working in magazines at Features Editor level or above.
If this sounds like the perfect role for you Future would love to hear from you. To apply you’ll need to submit your CV, a covering letter stating why you would be great for this role.
The closing date for applications is 08 March 2013.
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