We are looking for an experienced journalist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of 70s, 80s and 90s motorcycles, an enthusiasm for taking them to bits and the organisational skills of a military planner to edit Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - the best modern-classics magazine on the planet.
The job will include:
• Having a clear and valid vision for both the magazine and digital products for now and the immediate future
• Being the creative powerhouse behind the magazine and teasing brilliant ideas from freelance writers
• Planning, commissioning and managing each issue
• Managing a team of freelance feature writers
• Briefing writers with a detailed summary of what’s needed, deadlines, word count and fees
• Editing features to the required standard – this may include sending work back to the writer with queries or a request for a rewrite
• Having a clear vision for magazine’s design
• Proofreading all pages before going to press
• Maintaining and raising the profile of the magazine
• Networking with others in the industry
• Attending and organising photo shoots and video footage
The successful applicant will ideally have a strong track record in journalism, backed up with the proven ability to adhere to deadlines.
If this is you, please send a CV, a detailed description (in no more than 500 words) of who you think the typical Classic Motorcycle Mechanics reader is and a list of contents for your first issue as editor to Staff Recruitment, Mortons Media Group, Morton Way, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6JR, quoting reference number ED19.
The closing date for applicants is November 26 2012.