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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Metro seeks Books Editor

View from train to Oban cr Judy DarleyMetro is looking for an experienced part-time books writer and reviewer to cover nine months’ maternity leave on the features desk of the London-based Lifestyle & Entertainment team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and reviewing skills, established contacts in the publishing world and good organisational skills.

You will need experience in writing/editing/blogging or a related field; and the skills and tack to tackle interview-based profiles and features. You will be able to write about the 23rd Scandi-crime novel of the year as well as the latest political biography in a fresh, engaging and compelling way.

You must also be up on the latest debut novels, be commercially aware and have an eye for emerging talent and trends.

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Journalism jobs – Living North magazine seeks sub-editor

Tyne Bridge cr Judy DarleyLiving North is one of the foremost quality lifestyle, regional magazines in the UK. They have two editions, one monthly (covering the North East) and one bi-monthly (covering Yorkshire), and there are plans to develop the company further. The independent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne based publishing house is seeking an outstanding and dynamic individual to further develop their publications and brand.  Continue reading

Journalism jobs – Simply Crochet seeks Commissioning Editor

Simply Crochet issue two coverOne 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! Continue reading

Journalism jobs – Zest magazine seeks Deputy Editor

Running shoes cr Judy DarleyKnow your fartlek from your beta flash? Your blast from your bonk? Zest, the UK’s top-selling women’s health magazine, is looking for a highly creative and dynamic Deputy Editor. This is a brilliant opportunity for a talented and ambitious journalist with senior-level experience to join the Zest brand at an exciting time of its development.

The ideal candidate will be a strong ideas generator who can spot a Zest trend at 20 paces and consistently find new and relevant spins on healthy living. An intimate understanding of the Zest lifestyle is crucial, as is the ability to think cross-platform and contribute innovative ideas for both and other brand extensions.

A flair for energising tired copy, writing attention-grabbing coverlines, and generating compelling specials is crucial, as are excellent management skills and a passion for our core pillars

If you thrive under pressure, can multi-task for Britain, have a strong commercial sense and a sharp visual eye, send your CV plus four cover-worthy feature ideas for a May issue, with coverlines, to, along with a 500-word critique of the March issue.

Zest magazine is also currently advertising for a Chief Sub-editor and a seniot designer.

Journalism jobs – Editor sought for Arabian Travel News

Tunisia Medina cr Judy DarleyFancy flitting over to Dubai to rev up your journalism career? ITP Business is looking for an editor for Arabian Travel News, a monthly magazine read by the Middle East travel trade. 

As editor, you will be writing about the trends, issues and destinations most relevant to travel agents and tour operators, as well as the systems and technologies that help them run their businesses more efficiently.

Journalism skills required for this role

This journalism job would suit an existing editor or a news, deputy or features editor looking to take control of their own project.

Working with a group editor, you will plan the content of the magazine, write and source copy, feed copy and images through to the design team and be responsible for final approval of pages.

You must understand how to make a magazine both commercially successful and invaluable to its readers. Excellent writing and editing skills, a keen eye for detail and a ‘can do’ attitude are essential.

You will also be expected represent the magazine at events and be in constant touch with travel professionals.

This journalism job is based in the city of Dubai.

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter, examples of your work and details of current salary to louise.oakley@itp.comThe deadline for applications is 17 February 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Journalism jobs – Classic Boat magazine requires Production Editor

Yacht cr Judy DarleyMmm, there’s something about a big beautiful boat that seems to promise sunshine, sea-air, happy days… So surely working on a magazine about them is the perfect way to ensure a joyful working life!

The Chelsea Magazine Company is currently seeking a Production Editor for Classic Boat magazine, a publication that has been celebrating the world’s most beautiful boats for more than 25 years.

They say: “Each monthly issue showcases the best-designed traditional craft afloat, examining their design, provenance and heritage and championing their classic good looks and craftsmanship. With its outstanding photography and expert editorial coverage, Classic Boat is the definitive magazine for everyone seeking credible advice, reviews and information about classic boats, events and gatherings worldwide.” Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Journalism jobs – ShortList seeks a staff writer

Quentin Tarantino cr Shortlist MediaFancy joining an intelligent, brain-stirring men’s magazine? ShortList is looking for a Staff Writer to join its team. This is an amazing opportunity for a sharp up-and-coming journalist with big ambitions!

Shortlist coverYou will need to have written for national magazines or newspapers, and show examples of an entertaining interview style, well-researched features, and a flair for witty copy.

An understanding of the ShortList brand is crucial to this role, and the successful candidate must be bursting with editorial ideas suitable for our readers of modern working men.

Please send your CV along with examples of your published work, and one pitch for a feature, to Editor, Martin Robinson at