The Spectator is looking for an assistant production editor, to help us produce our magazine and supplements. The job will be three days a week, ideally Tuesday to Thursday, and initially on a six-month contract.
What kind of person are we looking for? You are a careful, rapid and sensitive text sub capable of hitting tight deadlines with grace, and comfortable creating elegant layouts from template in Indesign. Your proofreading is reliable and judicious. Your headlines are both witty and to the point; you also know to rethink them so that they fly on the web and via social media. You can keep complex publishing projects running smoothly to timetable, chasing politely but firmly where necessary; you’re happy taking the responsibility for bringing them home. You’re not afraid of opening Photoshop, or of the odd spot of picture research. And you’re likely to have several years’ experience doing similar work for a national newspaper or magazine.
If that sounds like you, email a CV and covering letter including your salary requirements and, if applicable, notice period to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 August 2015. We won’t be able to respond to everyone but if you’re being invited for an interview you’ll hear back from us by no later than 1 September.