Temporary Sub-Editor/Page Designer – Farmers Guardian2018-07-16T10:52:26+00:00

Temporary Sub-Editor/Page Designer – Farmers Guardian
Preston, UK

Farmers Guardian, the national weekly title for the agricultural industry, is seeking a talented sub-editor to join its busy production desk in its Preston office for four days a week to help cover a temporary 12-month maternity leave period. The position will involve subbing copy for the news and features sections, writing headlines and coming up with ideas for news and features layouts. The ideal candidate will have excellent English skills and will be able to spot inaccuracies in copy even when up against tight deadlines. Experience of using InDesign and Photoshop is essential.

Key tasks:

• Checking and editing content for the magazine according to house style
• Creating pages in InDesign across all sections. This includes working closely with the rest of the production team to design innovative pages, write imaginative headlines and captions, working across news and features pages
• Manage your time effectively to ensure deadlines are met

Key characteristics:

• Good team worker
• Creative eye for designing and refining content
• Excellent organisational skills
• Calm and efficient under pressure
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to edit copy accurately
• Great communication skills

Experience:
• Content editing experience
• Page layout/design for print

Knowledge and skills:
• Excellent knowledge of English grammar and a keen eye for detail
• Working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop software
• Strong time management skills
• Knowledge of agriculture would be an advantage
• Understanding of using content management systems

More about the role:
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
• Temporary 12-month period available for cover
• 9am-5pm (one hour for lunch) flexibility required on Tuesday evenings
• Location – Preston, Lancashire, UK

Please email your CV to Head of Creative Services, Gillian Green, at gillian.green@agribriefing.com

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