Commissioning Editor, Observer Magazine
More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.
In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.
That’s where you come in.
We are looking for a Commissioning Editor for the Observer Magazine.
About the role
The Commissioning Editor will generate feature ideas, fix and coordinate interviews, and look after some magazine columns.
This role will be appointed on a 12 month fixed term contract (NUJ).
The idea candidate must have strong experience of securing interviews with high profile figures and celebs, and securing exclusives.
You will also have -
• Strong experience on a national/regional newspaper, magazine or website
• Features commissioning and editing experience
• Excellent contacts
• Good knowledge of upcoming cultural and political events
You can see the full job description here
Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you are attracted to this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th February 2020.
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.
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