Subeditor - Eljays44


Closing date: 19/06/2019

Launched in 2011, Eljays44 is a privately owned publishing and events company based in Rustington, West Sussex. We have fast become the leading players in the industries we operate in, as a result of our hugely successful brands, such as Pro Landscaper Magazine, published monthly, and the launch of the landscape industries must attend event – FutureScape, to name a few.

Job Description:

Position: Subeditor

Reporting to: Head of Content

Location: Rustington, West Sussex

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Duration: Permanent

Working hours: 35 (Monday to Thursday 08:30 – 17:00, Friday 08:30 – 13:30)

Due to further expansion of our successful, vibrant brands Pro Landscaper Magazine ( Event (, that provide business information to the industry, we are now looking to appoint a subeditor to assist with ensuring accuracy, attention to detail, and compliance with our house-style of writing for our digital and print brands.

Skills Range:

Role Responsibilities:

Your role involves overseeing the content and quality of Eljays44 publications and marketing materials, ensuring the content is accurate, with no grammatical mistakes and adheres to Eljays44’s style of published work.

Main Responsibilities:

• To edit copy, written by feature writers or submitted by external contacts, to proofread and remove spelling/grammatical errors
• To rewrite content so that it flows or reads better and complies with the in-house style of writing
• To verify facts and stories to ensure they are accurate; including numerical/statistical data
• To ensure that stories are the right length and correctly placed on pages
• To help generate ideas for features/titles etc.
• To work with, and cover for, other subeditor's responsibilities in times of absence or high demand
• To ensure all deadlines are met and progress reports are provided in a timely manner, when requested


Person Specification:

• Meticulous attention to detail – essential
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills – essential
• Excellent standard of grammar and spelling - essential
• Able to self-manage and proactively take on new tasks when required – essential
• A positive attitude and determination to succeed – essential
• Experience of using InDesign - desirable
• Knowledge of the horticultural industry - highly desirable

The primary location of this role is office-based however, you may need to travel to various locations to attend events, as per business requirements.

Key Area: Editorial/Content 27-3043.05Editorial/Content
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary with development opportunities
  • Clean and modern working environment based in the centre of Rustington, with local shops, parking facilities and gyms.
  • One-hour lunch break (Monday to Thursday), early finish on a Friday!
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Christmas Shutdown (3 days retained from annual leave)
  • Pension scheme after qualifying period
  • Company away days and incentives
  • Discounted gym membership

If you have the ability to work hard and want to lead a team within a prestigious and innovative organisation then we would love to hear from you. Our brands are fast moving, highly ambitious products and we are looking for likeminded people to assist in the successful growth of our company.

Eljays44’s policies ensure equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.

We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the close date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


No agencies please

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