Features Editor, Jane's Defence Weekly
IHS Markit
Brighton Rd, Coulsdon , United Kingdom
7d ago

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Job profile : Features Editor, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly


Reporting to the JDW editor, the JDW Features Editor is responsible for producing all of the 'back matter' within the magazine, including features, interview pages, analysis pages, opinion editorials etc.

General job duties

Commissioning and editing all the above-mentioned backmatter (including the writing of some features plus additional news material on occasions) as well as generally assisting with the production and passing-

for-press of the hardcopy magazine

Specific job duties

  • Commissioning and editing all features, interview pages, analysis pages, opinion editorials and other back matter with JDW;
  • acting as overall editor-in-chief for the end-of-year review feature and any advertising-driven editorial supplements that may arise throughout the year;
  • ensuring all previously mentioned material is produced according to the high editorial standards of JDW and passed for press according to the established schedule.

    Required education

    A degree or a post-graduate qualification in a related domain (such as war studies or international relations) is preferred.

    A journalism degree (such as an NCTJ) would be desirable.

    Required experience

    The position would suit an existing journalist with a strong interest (or track record in) the defence sector and excellent attention to detail.

    Proven exposure to the world of defence and security is highly desirable, but the ability to copy edit to an extremely high standard is the most essential skill for the job.

    Other skills

    Strong written English / editing skills and attention to detail are paramount. An ability to liaise effectively with contributors and other departments is also required.

    It is the policy of IHS Markit to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

    In addition, IHS Markit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-

    free workplace. For candidates in the US, we are a participant in E-Verify (see link below).

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