Chief Sub Editor, Waitrose Weekend

Job Type Marketing & Communications
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
Closing Date 18/11/2018
Vacancy Type
Secondment - 12 Months
Salary £34,500 - £46,700
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
09:00 - 17:30
Monday to Friday
35 hours per week
*Flexibility with a later finish time on Monday (can be up to 21:00) may be required.

**Please upload your portfolio alongside your CV**

Flexible working is welcomed and encouraged. All roles can be flexible - it is not the where, when or how you fulfil your role that is important to us, it is the contribution you make to our business as a Partner.

Duties & Responsibilities

The John Lewis Partnership is currently looking for a Chief Sub Editor to join the Waitrose Weekend team on a 12 month fixed term contract, based at the Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell, Berkshire.

This is a full time role heading up the team responsible for subbing Britain's leading weekly supermarket newspaper, Waitrose & Partners Weekend, and other marketing communications.

Along with your team of three sub editors (and freelancers as required) you will be responsible for the accuracy and legality of all copy, prices and promotions in Weekend, generating headlines, sells and marketing copy. You will be the guardian of the Waitrose & Partners style guide, ensuring a consistent tone of voice throughout the newspaper and other content.

You will liaise with the production team to manage work flow throughout the production process, checking and signing off all proofs and, in conjunction with the editors, approving all pages for print.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

- Recruiting and allocating all subeditors, freelance and permanent
- Managing the subediting resource (ARPs, training etc)
- Maintaining and developing the Waitrose House Style Guide
- Meeting of publication deadlines and converting relevant content online
- Accuracy and legality of copy. Checking headlines, standfirsts/sells, pull quotes, picture captions and product descriptions in line with house style and tone
- Managing work flow throughout production process
- Checking and sign-off of all proofs. Keeping job bags update
- Deputising for editors
- Approving content for publication

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Great attention to detail, good communication skills and the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
- Excellent proofreading and editing skills and a thorough understanding of English grammar.
- Experience of subediting a consumer or contract publication.
- Experienced in Adobe InDesign.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Previous experience of working as a subeditor for a food publication is desirable

Please note the following:
- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 2 year reference check
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- It is advisable to carefully consider your answers to each of the 3 questions that are asked as part of the last section in the application form. Tailoring your answers to highlight your relevance to the role in question may help you to secure an interview.

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