Group Editor - Aviation and History

£40000 - £50000 per annum
23 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Having published magazines and media for over 40 years, this company is firmly established as the world's leading publisher of transport and specialist leisure titles.

The Opportunity

They are looking for a Group Editor for its Aviation and History portfolio. Reporting to the Group CEO, the Group Editor will co-ordinate all editorial activities relating to this group of titles, including budgetary and line management responsibility for the relevant editorial staff.

This position will also involve helping to drive forward the company's growth strategy by being heavily involved in creating and implementing new product ideas for both print and digital platforms.

The Role

- To manage and motivate the aviation and history editorial teams.
- To review the editorial content of the aviation and history portfolio and provide recommendations on how the products can be improved.
- To editorially support all products as the needs of the business dictate which may involve the writing of material.
- Assessment and improvement of editorial cost centres.
- Instigating ideas for other related products in all formats such as one-shots, bookazines, publications produced under contract or license, websites, digital products, shows and events etc.
- Ongoing review of capability and performance of the aviation and history editorial team members and making recommendations accordingly.
- Monitoring and reviewing editorial procedures to improve copy flow and productivity and making recommendations for change.
- Working with other departments to enhance the commercial success of the aviation and history portfolio across all formats.
- Sourcing, selection and appointment of editorial staff members and any other editorial resource.
- To represent the company in terms of aviation and history editorial matters both internally and externally.
- Keeping up to date with developments in publishing/multimedia in the sector

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

- 5+ years' experience in publishing, ideally within a specialist leisure environment.
- Commercial understanding and focus in order to contribute to the growth of profits
- Demonstrable line management experience.
- Demonstrable record of successfully advancing products.
- Creative flair, drive, and determination
- Demonstrable understanding of the value of the editorial process to product success.
- Track record of meeting targets and deadlines.
- Solid knowledge of emerging trends.
- Track record of working alongside sales and marketing teams to deliver the best products.
- Ability to manage budgets and prioritise resources.
- Strong time-management and prioritisation skills.
- Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team.

This company is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applicants will be invited for interview based on merit.

Closing date for applications: 18 February 2019