We seek an energetic and creative manager with commercial publishing experience, who is attracted by our values, ethos and social ambition. The Managing Editor will lead the redevelopment of The Reader magazine and advise on The Reader’s wider publication programme, especially in its commercial aspects.
We’re looking for an experienced literary leader, who can not only manage a production schedule and interview a famous name about their reading, but also copy-edit beginner-level writing.
The role is both exciting and demanding. You will have business experience, because The Reader magazine must pay its way, but you’ll need to be imaginative in creating content from thin air, and dedicated to getting The Reader’s revolutionary message out into the reading world. You’ll need to be able to think in literary, commercial and social dimensions at the same time.
You will work with Director and a magazine board to lead the development of the new Reader magazine vison and to translate it into reality. That’s why we need someone energetic and creative.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a letter of application and completed personal details form.
Note: Please do not just send in a CV. The Reader will only consider applications that adhere to the following process.
Visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the ‘Get Involved Section’ where you will be able to view the full job description and recruitment pack. Please complete the personal details form and complete a letter of application and submit to [email protected]
Letter of application
Please research The Reader’s mission, purpose, values and current operations. Then write a letter of application, which should include an account your personal beliefs about the purpose of literature, 3 ideas for developing content for relaunched the magazine and some aspect of your experience which made you a good candidate. This letter of application must be no more than 3 sides of A4.
Personal Details Form
This includes your contact details, employment history and qualifications
Deadline for Applications: 9am, Monday 8 April 2019
A high volume of applications may make replies to everyone impossible. You will hear from us by Friday April 12th if you are to be called for interview.
Interviews will take place Friday 3rd May 2019.