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    Editor of the Broadstairs Beacon

    We are looking for an ambitious and creative individual to be the new Editor of the Broadstairs Beacon, a bi-annual magazine that is published by Brightside Publishing and sister magazine to the Margate Mercury and the Ramsgate Recorder in Thanet. The ideal candidate will be full of ideas and able to shape the publication and make it their own. The post holder should live in Broadstairs and have editorial experience, preferably for a local magazine. They will need to be comfortable becoming ‘the face’ of the magazine and in forming and maintaining strong, positive connections within the Broadstairs community.

    This is a part-time, freelance role, with a set fee paid per issue. Duties include deciding and commissioning content and working with a designer to see the magazine through to publication. It is estimated that the role requires 30 to 40 hours of work per issue, twice per year (spring and summer) with the month before the issue is published being the busiest and requiring the highest number of hours. It is essential that the postholder is able to organize their workload alongside other commitments. The wider team, including the directors, designer, social media manager etc., work together on Tuesdays and Thursdays in a workspace in Cliftonville, and the Editor is welcome to join them or use it as a meeting space where appropriate.

    The role will commence on 4 January 2021, so the Spring 2021 issue (published in March 2021) will be their first issue as Editor. The successful candidate should also be available from December for training and a handover with the current Editor. Dates and arrangements for handover meetings will be agreed with the successful applicant.

    To apply for the position, send your CV and a letter of application (no longer than a single side of A4) to Clare on clare@margatemercury.com. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 19 October, and interviews will be held from 20 October.

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