Men's Health, Women's Health & Runner's World, Chief Sub-Editor

Hearst Magazines UK
London (Greater)
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

  • To work as part of the Hearst-Rodale subbing team (the hub) with a particular focus on leading the Men’s Health subbing team
  • To take responsibility for the quality of final copy, ensuring that final layouts are print-ready in all aspects
  • To edit the copy to a high standard, making sure the articles are presented in a style and tone fitting with the brands
  • To ensure copy goes through the production system as efficiently as possible in order to meet deadlines and budgets
  • To be the subbing point-of-contact for the Men’s Health editorial team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be aware of the different tones/styles of each magazine within the team and ensure this is maintained
  • Assist the Workflow Director in taking responsibility for meeting deadlines
  • Share out the proofreading and preparation of pages
  • Sign off finals and OKIs, and send them to press
  • Fact-check copy according to agreed guidelines
  • Prepare copy for layout, writing captions, headlines and introductions as appropriate, copy fit on layouts, take in corrections and proofread pages
  • Build up and maintain a good relationship with the Art department to discuss layouts, keeping a constant vigilance regarding design and type specifications
  • Build up and maintain a good relationship with editorial departments and liaise with them in all matters concerning copy
  • Liaise closely with the Picture Director and Picture Editor, ensuring accuracy of caption information and names of photographers
  • Attend/run production meetings
  • Be responsible for adding/checking folios, page furniture and bylines
  • Liaise with legal department to ensure all pages are legally safe
  • To work with industry-standard toolsets to complete your work, as well as work within the proscribed processes of the structured workflow systems used to create editorial content
  • Deputise for the Workflow Director. This includes:
  • distributing work for the Subs and Art desks, as appropriate
  • monitoring flow of copy, pictures and images ensuring quality of output and ensuring production deadlines are met
  • assisting with any flatplan changes and communicating them to the team
  • You will be required to undertake commercial editorial work as and when requested by the Company

The Person

  • Demonstrate subbing experience at Chief Sub Editor or Deputy Chief Sub Editor level.
  • Prior experience working on a national magazine/newspaper
  • Knowledge of the print production process, including digital publishing systems
  • Good communication skills and diplomacy
  • Good writing ability
  • Accurate and organised
  • Experience using Adobe and InDesign
  • Calm under pressure and assertive
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Good legal knowledge
  • Experience using Censhare is welcomed

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