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Hartland, North Devon £20,000 pro rata
Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract
editorial@resurgence.org 01237 441293

The Resurgence Trust is looking for a talented and experienced Editor to work on all aspects of production of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

We are looking for someone with proven editorial experience, preferably to include working on a magazine, newspaper or website and with a capacity for fresh thinking as well as an eye for detail, editorial judgement and a knowledge of those issues central to the contents of the magazine – environment, social justice, spirituality and the arts.

Working as a key member of the editorial team, the Deputy Editor will have an understanding of and sympathy with the values of The Resurgence Trust and will help to develop strong content, to communicate this ethos. The magazine has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and is now looking to meet the challenges of its next half-century.

This is a responsible and creative role that will involve editing, planning and crafting the magazine with some commissioning and writing. The Deputy Editor will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Greg Neale.

Personal requirements for the successful candidate

Proven editorial and journalistic experience (with a minimum of 5 years experience)
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Proven knowledge of the areas covered by the magazine, notably environment, social justice, spirituality and the arts
Ability to manage and support freelance contributors/writers
Supportive of the values, principles and holistic philosophy of The Resurgence Trust
Good team skills, plus the ability to work independently
Competent with Apple Mac systems
General office administration and organisational skills
Initiative and enthusiasm
Job Specification

Edit articles, to required length and house style, write headlines, standfirsts etc
Maintain and develop strong relationships with contributors and publicists
Keep a diary of forthcoming events, exhibitions and book releases
Research and write occasional articles and reviews
Commission and develop strong content reflective of the ethos, with the Editor-in-Chief
Liaise with the editorial team throughout the magazine cycle
Attend regular forward planning, editorial, picture and design meetings
Proof reading the magazine
Manage the editorial budget with the Assistant Editor and Editor in Chief
General editorial administration
Attend staff meetings and occasional Resurgence events
To deputise as and when required for the Editor-in-Chief
Salary details: £20,000 pro rata

Part time: 3 days per week, based in Hartland, North Devon

3 year funded post, with potential to extend

To apply for this role, send your CV and a short supporting cover letter explaining why you are interested in this role and why you would be the right candidate for the post to: editorial@resurgence.org

or The Resurgence Trust, Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 January 2017

Interviews will take place at the Devon office during the week of the 13 February 2017

Note: This is a description of the job as it is presently constructed. This will be reviewed periodically and updated to ensure that the job description fully reflects the responsibilities of the job.

The Resurgence Trust is an educational charity (no. 1120414) registered in England and Wales.

Registered office: Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE.

• Location: Devon

• Post ID: 19344992 uk
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