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Commissioning Editor

Job Title: Commissioning Editor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Folkestone
Salary: £35000 - £40000
Reference: saga/TP/89/1214
Job Published: February 28, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

Main ResponsibilitiesYour top 5 responsibilities will be to:

Commission and edit Originate ideas for print and online Work within a 'commission once, publish anywhere' model to ensure content can be quickly repurposed for print, digital and social Be responsible for meeting press and digital deadlines, ensuring Saga Magazine is delivered on time and on budget Maintain excellent contacts with relevant PRs, opinion formers, columnists and writers as well as keeping up to speed with current affairs and all topical issues relevant to our Saga Magazine readership, To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

Candidate Description

Commissioning great content is fundamental to what we do, and we are recruiting for two features roles. Both commissioning editors will need to be versatile and have the ability to work across a wide range of subject areas. However, one role will also specifically look after travel content (and should ideally have some experience in this area) and the other one requires a passion for celebrity features, as well as relevant contacts.

We are recruiting for two roles, one will have a focus on feature and celebrity, the other on travel and motor although you will cover various other areas., Proven experience working in a commissioning editor role on a national newspaper or consumer magazine A proven track record of editing and commissioning A clear vision of the purpose and aims of Saga Magazine Wide knowledge of and passion for what interests the over-50s market Versatility and the ability to work across a range of subject areas

Application Description

We pride ourselves on creating a brilliantly informative, thought-provoking and entertaining read. Contributors include Dr Mark Porter (Health), Hunter Davies (Dating), Emily Dean (Beauty), Paul Lewis (Money) and Alan Johnson (Agony Uncle) as well as our must-read columnists Jeremy Paxman and Jenni Murray. We cover everything from culture and celebrity features to relationship and trend pieces., Saga Plc Tel: 000 000 0000 Contact: Luke Carter Email

Employer Description

** Remote/home working allowed with occasional visits to our Folkestone, Kent and/or London offices**

At Saga we believe in exceptional experiences everyday whilst being a driver for positive change in our markets and communities. Our values are precision pace, empathy, curiosity, collaboration. If this resonates with you then it's time to do the best work of your life!

Saga Magazine, aimed at people aged 50 and over, is the UK's bestselling monthly subscription magazine - with over 210K subscribers., Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers' wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 65 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance, the Saga Magazine and our membership programme, Possibilities.

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 years of age.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme.

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