Senior Production Editor, BikeRadar

Immediate media
19 July, 2021
Eagle House, Bristol, United Kingdom
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Immediate Media is the special interest content and platform company. We own and operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK including BBC Countryfile Magazine, Gardens Illustrated, BikeRadar and Simply Sewing Magazine. And we only focus on special interest markets, engaging over 82 million passionate consumers globally each month, offering them world-class content and innovative new products and services.

We sum up our mission in three words: Content. Passion. Engagement. Our focus is to help our audiences get the most out of the things they love, whatever they spend their time and energy on. Our people are as passionate about their subjects as our consumers. We’re focussed on growth across our business are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to innovate.

We pride ourselves on our open, collaborative and dynamic culture which encourages people to thrive, and give their best whilst being supported, developed and nurtured. As we care about our people, our environment and the impact we make, we have an active Diversity & Inclusion network, comprehensive well-being programmes, and clear sustainability strategies.

For us, it’s really important to connect with our people, particularly as we’re all remote right now. So, we’ve developed a programme of events, workshops and webinars with a rich and diverse mix of content to appeal to everyone.

BikeRadar is looking for a digital-first senior production editor to join our fast-growing team. The senior production editor will oversee the publication of content on You will be responsible for the organisation of BikeRadar’s day-to-day workflow, ensuring deadlines are met and copy is accurate, appropriate to the brand and edited to house style. You will schedule and publish content across the site and play a key role in managing the workflow between Immediate Media’s cycling titles. Reporting to BikeRadar's deputy editor, the senior production editor also takes on additional editorial responsibilities as detailed below.

Run the planning, scheduling and organisation of the editorial team’s content production, ensuring deadlines are met and content meets the highest standards
Maintain a schedule of content produced by the Technical Hub and the Sports division magazines (Cycling Plus and MBUK) that can be published on BikeRadar; assist with scheduling this content into BikeRadar’s editorial calendar; efficiently repurpose content for web use
Ensure copy is subbed and proofed to criteria which include: SEO best practice, house style and tone, word count, grammatical and spelling accuracy, legal accuracy and details in the editor’s commission. Advise on any changes and consistent mistakes, providing feedback where required
Manage the style guide and editorial guidelines, ensure both are being adhered to by the editorial teams and freelance contributors
Communicate BikeRadar’s content requirements and deadlines to the Sports Hub via the technical editors and ensure the required content is delivered
Troubleshoot any issues to ensure the content production process runs smoothly without bottlenecks
Ensure content from freelancers meets required standards and is submitted on deadline
Oversee the use of shared process documents such as planning sheets and calendars to ensure transparent communication across the editorial team
Check all visual IP adheres to house style, rights requirements and is appropriately labelled
Work with the deputy editor to coordinate the updating and republishing of evergreen content and best lists
Work with sales team, Imagine or other titles to schedule and sub-edit to BikeRadar style any campaigns / sponsored content, including social activity
Make sure the right people know what they need to know, communicating relevant information to everybody involved in the process including advertising, marketing, repro and production
Manage freelance production resource and budget as required
Other ad-hoc duties as required

Prior experience as a production editor or sub-editor
Proven experience of running a magazine or website production process
An excellent level of written English, strong editing skills and meticulous attention to detail
An excellent understanding of writing for the web and of SEO best practice, and how to apply its principles to editorial content
Knowledge of libel and copyright law as they apply to the web
Excellent communication skills
Ability to collaborate across multiple teams effectively and get results
Strong organisational and planning skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Excellent subbing, editing and writing skills
Experience of managing multiple deadlines and producing effective schedules
Ability to prioritise on behalf of yourself and others, with proven experience of using initiative to meet deadlines
Knowledge of cycling, cycling technology and the industry
An understanding of our audience

We’re committed to building a diverse group of talent with a broad range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities and will give full and fair consideration to all applicants.

We know that flexibility is key to success and our people work flexibly in many different ways, so if this is important to you please let us know.

As you apply, we’ll ask you to share some personal information which will help us understand how we’re doing in our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We’d really appreciate if you’d take a few moments to complete this but if you’d rather not that’s fine too. Rest assured; we’ll treat your information confidentially.

Salary: Up to £28,000
Applications close 01/08/21

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