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Commissioning Editor

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Media

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Job ref:

    KIN0001QC

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    This role will be appointed on a 3 days per week, 9 month fixed term contract.

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Guardian Media Group

Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. 


More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion. 


In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022. 

That’s where you come in. 

We are recruiting a Commissioning Editor to commission features and columns in Weekend, working as part of a small team to produce our award-winning weekly magazine.

About the role


The Commissioning Editor will come up with a constant stream of ideas for features, columns, big projects and special issues. 


You will oversee features from commission to publication, you will also think about how those ideas will best translate visually into print and online.

This role will be appointed on a 3 days per week, 9 month fixed term contract.



About you 

• Demonstrable experience at a national news organisation or magazine
• Proven-track record of editing & commissioning
• Clear vision of the purpose and aims of Weekend
• Wide knowledge of and interest in lifestyle, popular culture and current affairs

And lastly, if you share in the Guardian’s mission and values, you’ll be well placed to help us succeed. 


You can read more about the Guardian’s purpose here.

Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for we’re looking for.


The closing date for applications is Friday 16th August 2019.

 

About Us

 

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year. 


We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.


It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more. 


We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.


We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.