Sub editor (maternity cover)

We are looking for an experienced and talented sub editor to work at our London headquarters in Marylebone. This is a key role in a busy office for an international publication recognised for high standards in delivering the written word.

The role entails subbing Monocle magazine as well as special issues, seasonal newspapers, online content, press releases, Monocle Shop promotional material and much more.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has at least five years’ experience on a subs desk for a national magazine or newspaper, allied to a comprehensive knowledge of InDesign (keyboard shortcuts, etc).
  • Has a methodical and organised approach and can work effectively and quickly when faced with multiple deadlines.
  • Can write engaging and snappy headlines and standfirsts.
  • Has supreme confidence in their grammar and spelling.
  • Can pick up house style and tone quickly.
  • Can communicate effectively and confidently with section editors, writers and other production departments.
  • Is willing to put in overtime one Saturday per month and, as and when required, in the evening.

The position is available from 1 October and salary is dependent on experience. The temporary contract covers 12 months.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter – outlining your suitability, stating your notice period and confirming your salary expectations – to chief sub editor Dan Poole.


Dan Poole




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