Assistant Chief Sub-Editor

Reach plc
City of London, London, England
Competitive + company benefits
30 Aug 2019
25 Sep 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Part Time
Assistant Chief Sub-Editor

The National Sundays production team is looking to recruit an assistant chief sub-editor based in the offices at Canary Wharf. We are looking for an experienced sub-editor who is capable of ensuring our stories and headlines are accurate, well-written, entertaining, informative and error-free as well as someone who is able to assist in the management of a team of production staff.

The successful candidate will be a natural within a fast working and sometimes high pressured environment and will be well experienced in this particular field.

The position is part-time (30 hours a week, Thursday/Friday/Saturday) working across the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People reporting to the chief sub.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazines and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities

Within this role you will assist in the management of a team of production staff and be responsible for overseeing the production of pages and their content. You will be responsible for ensuring our stories and headlines are accurate, well-written, entertaining, informative and error-free.

As our assistant chief sub-editor you will also be responsible for assisting in the management of a team of sub-editors. Briefing sub-editors on stories then revising subbed copy and headlines to ensure it is accurate, informative, entertaining and follows house style. You will also be required to sub raw copy.

The successful candidate might also be called upon to carry out various administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the department, as well as act up when chief sub or deputy chief sub is off.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have exceptional tabloid headline writing and copy-editing skills, an eye for detail and the ability to spot mistakes and errors. Have good organisational and interpersonal skills. Be a good communicator and an effective team worker. Have a positive approach and a commitment and determination to hit high standards. Able and experienced in spotting and dealing with legal problems and ensuring content adheres to the law and IPSO.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 20 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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