Journalism jobs – Wild Travel magazine seeks Deputy Editor

Sepilok Orangutan, BorneoThis could be a dream job for an experienced journalist with a passion for wildlife and travel.

Based in Cheltenham, Wild Travel describes itself the UK’s only magazine dedicated to wildlife travel, covering everything from wildlife news, kit reviews and trip reports from writers on location, to wildlife destination guides, conservation reports and field guides to individual species.

Macaques, Kinbatangan River cruiseFollowing the magazine’s launch in April 2012, the team now plans to build on its success by increasing the magazine’s frequency from six to 12 issues per year, developing their new website – www.wildlifeextra.com – and creating a series of wildlife travel-related brand extensions in both print and online.

As part of these plans, they have a vacancy for a proven Deputy Editor, who  will help to deliver the very best quality editorial content for the magazine and associated products.

In collaboration with the Editor, you will be responsible for devising, writing, sourcing, commissioning and flat planning content, editing copy, sub-editing and proof reading layouts, overseeing the day-to-day workflow of the magazine and assuming overall responsibility for the magazine in the Editor’s absence.

You will also be responsible for assisting in the development and production of all brand extensions, including our website, bookazines and supplements, apps, e-newsletters and digital editions, as well as maintaining the public and industry profile of the brand through social media, attending exhibitions, PR channels and entering travel writing awards.

You should have a proven track record as a deputy editor on a national magazine, in-depth knowledge of and demonstrable passion for wildlife, as well as proven expertise in travel writing/journalism.

A background in production and sub-editing would also be helpful.

You will also be expected to attend meetings with the publication’s advertisers and be able to creatively interpret and accommodate the needs of the advertising team without compromising the integrity of the magazine. You will also be able to produce succinctly-written consumer and trade marketing copy for both the subscription marketing and advertising teams.

There will be opportunities to travel (hurrah!) to produce content, represent the magazine at press events, meet advertisers to discuss ways of working with us and visit press officers and PR consultants, so a valid passport and driving licence are required.

To apply, please email matthew.havercroft@archant.co.uk with a covering letter, your CV and salary expectations.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2013.

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