Poppy Porter is standing down as Editor after the next issue of ACJ's Findings magazine, and we thank her for five years of sterling work.

ACJ is now seeking a Leading Editor for 5 issues. This is a voluntary position with a strong support framework.

Closing date for applications 14 January 2019

 

To apply please send your CV with a short covering letter, outlining why you think you are suitable for the position and what you will bring to the role, to the ACJ Administrator Haru Sakai by 14 January 2019: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a voluntary position, with good support, and expenses reimbursed. The post will provide a good opportunity to gain skills and experience in the area of editorial work. The Leading Editor will not be expected to write articles (although contributions are very welcome); the main purpose of the role is to shape the magazine issues, invite articles, co-ordinate contributions and ensure that the high quality of the magazine continues to excite our readers.

 

 

 

Job description
The Leading Editor is responsible for the overall management and production of the ACJ’s Findings magazine.
Findings is published bi-annually. Much of the work is usually concentrated into 2 main periods during the year. (The schedule is changing. In 2019 the busy times will be April and September.) However, the Editor should be on the look out for possible subject material throughout the year.

There will be a team to support the Editor. The Findings team will consist of the Leading Editor, a Features Editor, a Book Review Editor, a Technical Articles Editor, a Copy Editor, a Proofreader, an Advertising Manager and a Production Controller.

Duties
The Editor will be responsible for:
• the overall management and content of the ACJ’s 32-page Findings magazine in line with the schedule set out by the Board
• selecting articles, planning publication contents and generating ideas for articles and features
• attending two Findings team meetings per year (travel expenses will be paid) to discuss and plan the content and schedule for the upcoming issue
• commissioning relevant interview features for inclusion in the magazine (three articles, one of 700-1000 words and two of 300-500 words - 6-8 pages)
• the management of and delegation of jobs to the Findings team who are responsible for providing content (see above)
• the collection of all material (with the help of the production controller) according to the agreed production schedule
• deciding the final content
• answering any Findings related queries and offers for articles
• regular reporting to the Board and attending at least one Board meeting per year
• liaising with the Proofreader and Production Controller
• working with the designer who does the layout and production of final design for printing
• providing the ACJ Administrator with a list of contributors
• ensuring a smooth handover of the Leading Editor role to the next incumbent

There is an ACJ email address available for the Editor; this will need checking at least once a week during quiet periods.

Job requirements

Essential:

  • Good knowledge of, and strong interest in, contemporary jewellery
  • A good network within the contemporary jewellery world
  • A creative approach with ideas of how to take Findings forward
  • A good command of English with strong writing skills
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of Word, Dropbox and other programmes
  • Must have broadband
  • Strong communication, team work and delegation skills
  • Strong organisation and time management skills and able to work to strict deadlines
  • Able to travel to meetings as required

Preferable:

  • Editorial experience including experience of commissioning material
  • Experience of working with an editorial team
  • Experience of working with a designer and printer

Deadline 14 January 2019
To apply please send your CV with a short covering letter, outlining why you think you are suitable for the position and what you will bring to the role, to the ACJ Administrator Haru Sakai at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.