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Associate Editor - Print & Online Publishing
West Midlands
22000 basic
Our client, a publishing firm in central Birmingham, requires an Associate Editor to oversee its editorial team and support the Senior Editor in producing print and online content for a leading monthly magazine and related products.
As Associate Editor you will be covering the international corporate finance market and other board-level business issues. You will be capable of writing news and feature articles analysing the latest trends and developments within the industry, and editing articles by staff writers. You will be required to conduct interviews with leading corporate advisers (lawyers, accountants, consultants, etc.) from around the world. You will research and produce article outlines and develop interview questions to assist the sales team. You will also take an active role in the production of the magazine and its online content, including liaising with designers, sub-editing copy, proofreading, selecting pull-quotes, etc. You will be working to strict deadlines and adhering to predefined processes.
You will have previous experience in a publishing environment, ideally working on a business-related title. You will need strong creative vision, the ability to produce first-class copy for print and excellent communication skills on and off the phone. You will need exceptional management skills to organise tasks and nurture the editorial team. You will need a strong desire to build your knowledge of the corporate finance market in a short space of time, through extensive research and reading.
You will have the determination, commitment, enthusiasm and ambition to further your career, as the company aims to train the Associate Editor to advance to Senior Editor, taking full responsibility of the title within 1-2 years dependant on competency. The right candidate will have the opportunity to take control of the title and push it forward from a strong foundation. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of other products and titles as a key member of the management team.
  Assist in the production of market-leading title under the direction of the Senior Editor
  Contribute news and features and edit additional articles
  Manage and develop the editorial team, overseeing their work and career progression
  Update the website regularly, incorporating the current issue of the magazine, daily news, newswires and other content
  Proven track record in publishing, with a strong portfolio of both news and features
  Hands-on editing experience
  Previous experience in managing a team
Knowledge of mergers, acquisitions, buyouts and corporate restructuring a definite advantage