Production Editor


The Saturday Paper

Carlton, Melbourne

The Saturday Paper is looking for a motivated production editor to join its team in Melbourne.

Reporting to the editor, this is a key role, suited to someone who is deeply engaged with the news and how stories are told. The successful applicant will have impeccable copyediting and production skills and be able to work calmly and collaboratively with an efficient, dynamic team.

The production editor will be required to:

  • Manage production flows and liaise with staff and writers to ensure weekly deadlines are met

  • Use InDesign, Photoshop and CMS programs to assist in the production of The Saturday Paper

  • Provide high-quality structural editing for The Saturday Paper across all sections

  • Copyedit, fact check and proofread to the highest level. Basic knowledge of media law is essential

  • Assist with content management for and The Saturday Briefing

  • Contribute ideas and work with an established team to maintain the quality and rigour that goes into each edition of The Saturday Paper

  • Assist with other aspects of the paper, including commissioning, as directed by the editor

We would love to hear from if you:

  • Have at least five years’ editing experience (books, journal or magazine preferred)

  • Have a good understanding of the importance of independent media

  • Have a strong interest in Australian politics, society, current affairs, arts and culture

  • Want to join a fast-growing team in a forward-thinking company

To be considered for this position, tell us why your motivation, skills and experience make you the right fit for this role.

Start date: March 18, 2019

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] by March 6. Extensions may be available upon request.