An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new journal editor to join our team at Alpine Garden Society headquarters. Find the job advert and details of how to apply below!
We’re looking for a skilled editor and designer to join our team to deliver our Society’s print journal, The Alpine Gardener and our accompanying print newsletter, the Alpine News.
These publications go out quarterly to our 4000 members (and counting!).
The Editor needs to be a skilled communicator who can commission work from Society members, a writer and proofreader, who can write and edit articles, and a skilled designer who can layout pages in Adobe InDesign.
Ideally, the Editor will also have knowledge of print production, enabling them to liaise smoothly with our printers in the final production stages.
Closing date for applications: 18th Dec 2020
The Journal Editor will be responsible for commissioning, editing and writing articles for the Society’s journal, The Alpine Gardener, as well as designing page layouts and illustrations.
The Journal Editor will also be responsible for putting together the AGS’s print newsletter, which is produced quarterly and sent out with the journal.
The role will take approximately 3 days per week on average, though this may vary depending on the tasks that need to be undertaken in a given quarter. The start date for the position is 1st March 2021.
A standard issue of The Alpine Gardener is 128 pages of high-quality, full colour articles (including approximately 8 to 12 pages of adverts), which is sent out to our 4000-strong membership on a quarterly basis.
While carrying in-depth articles for the more experienced members, the journal also needs to be accessible to newer, less knowledgeable members of our Society, reflecting a good balance of interests.
Our new Journal Editor will be expected to provide members with a well-balanced publication that speaks to many different interests and ability levels, while at the same time offering novel ideas to continue the evolution of The Alpine Gardener.
Candidates are encouraged to take a look at the 90th anniversary edition of The Alpine Gardener, which has been made freely available online, to get a feel for the journal’s design and contents before interview.
Our print newsletter is an A5 document that gives members the latest AGS news. It announces important changes and events, such as the appointment of new trustees or the details of our annual AGM.
The newsletter is also used to knit together our print and online presence by advertising our online initiatives to our audience in another format.
The Journal Editor will work with our Associate Editor, who helps to produce content for The Alpine Gardener. They will also need to work in close collaboration with our Digital Content Manager, Fay Edwards, to ensure our message is consistent and coherent across all our channels.
The new Editor will report directly to our Director, Tony Bryan.
The salary for this post is £20-25,000 per year for approximately 3 days a week of work (approx. £33-42k pro-rata). The final salary will be dependent on the successful candidate’s level of skill and experience.
The Journal Editor’s workload tends to increase at the end of the quarter when our publications are due and relax at the start of teh next quarter. This si why we’ve given only an approximate weekly commitment.
The role comes with a generous holiday package, which will be discussed at interview.
Interested? We’d love to hear from you!
Apply now by sending your CV and covering letter to our Director, Tony Bryan, at email@example.com. Alternatively, call (01386 554 790) or email for an informal chat about the role.
Closing date: 18th Dec 2020