The Monthly

Carlton, Melbourne

The Monthly, Australia’s leading current affairs and culture magazine, is looking for a full-time senior editor.

Reporting to the editor, this role involves editing and managing a wide range of writing materials from draft stage through to print and digital publication, including developmental and structural editing. It requires extensive project and author management, and includes working with inhouse and external editors, designers and proofreaders, as well as marketing, advertising and sales departments.

The perfect candidate will be an outstanding line editor with excellent project management skills.

Main duties:

  • project management of The Monthly’s print and online content

  • structural and copy editing, fact-checking and proofreading

  • preparation of magazine content, images, titles for online publication

  • preparation of marketing/advertising copy in consultation with the sales and marketing team

  • preparation of other publicity material

  • commissioning and briefing freelance illustrators, editors and proofreaders

  • managing administration of contributors

  • assessing manuscripts, managing enquiries and unsolicited submissions.

Secondary duties:

  • image research

  • e-newsletter assembly, editing and publishing

  • occasionally assisting with social media and other audience engagement activities

  • assisting with The Monthly’s subsidiary activities, including The Monthly Masterclasses. 

Qualifications and/or experience required:

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

  • formal/practical editorial training, with demonstrated ability in liaising with authors on complex edits

  • a strong interest in Australian nonfiction

  • a strong knowledge of Australian current affairs and politics, and an all-round knowledge of the arts

  • excellent skills in project management, problem-solving, and written and verbal communication

  • a keen eye for detail, outstanding line editing skills, and the ability to adhere to high editorial standards and meet deadlines

  • proficiency in Word and InDesign

  • proficiency with online content management systems

  • the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently.

Also desirable:

  • basic Photoshop skills

  • experience in managing and maintaining personal or professional social media accounts, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • familiarity with Campaign Monitor or other direct email applications.

Reports to: Editor
Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday
Location: The Monthly, Level 1, 221 Drummond Street, Carlton
Start date: February 25, 2019
Salary: on interview

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] by February 8, 2019. Extensions may be available upon request.