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Art Editor - Farmers Weekly - Sutton

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Art editor 


 


Farmers Weekly is looking for a creative and resourceful art editor to join the team. This is a pivotal role working primarily with 25 journalists and sub-editors across print and web, and is both varied and challenging.


It is a position that would suit someone with plenty of initiative who likes a varied workload and enjoys a fast-paced environment.


Reporting to the production editor, the art editor oversees the weekly templated print output of a team of layout sub-editors, ensuring they produce to the correct style and required quality standards, feeding back and helping upskill where necessary. He or she will take direct responsibility for some of the more design-led layouts, including editorial initiatives and project work.


The art editor also serves the photography and illustration needs of Farmers Weekly magazine and website. As well as sourcing and optimising images for the daily web and weekly print cycles, he/she is responsible for arranging photoshoots, designing the magazine front cover, commissioning illustrators and creating graphs and graphics as required by the editorial team.


Managing the picture budget, the art editor also negotiates contracts with photographers and image libraries, and is responsible for all digital asset management, copyright agreements and contributor payments.


In addition, the art editor fields image requests from colleagues in Marketing, Projects, Events, Sales and Syndication, and ensures all stakeholders comply with copyright.


 


Key skills


·         Creative print designer  


·         Sourcing and editing images for print and web


·         Understanding of copyright for print and web


·         Excellent Photoshop skills


·         Excellent knowledge of InDesign


·         Negotiating and managing photo library and photographer contracts


·         Budget management experience


·         Experience of commissioning photographers and illustrators


·         Familiarity with web tools for creating graphics


·         Co-ordinating imagery / photoshoots for Farmers Weekly projects such as the annual Awards


·         Tagging and archiving images and maintaining DAM


·         Ability to prioritise and work at pace


·         Ability to manage peaks and troughs in workflow and work on own initiative


 


  


ABOUT FARMERS WEEKLY


Farmers Weekly is the market-leading and award-winning title for the UK agriculture industry. Since 1934, it has been delivering news, technical advice and industry insights to help farmers make informed decisions that enable them to run their businesses more efficiently.


 


FWi, the reigning PPA Website of the Year, offers daily news and market prices plus a database of essential reference guides and how-to articles, from safeguarding herd health, maximising crop yields and servicing farm machinery to staying ahead of the latest legislation.


 


On social media it has more followers than any other UK farming. Farmers Weekly’s active, engaged community are on Twitter (77,000 followers), Facebook (118,000 followers), Instagram (38,000 followers) and YouTube (34,000 subscribers).


 


ABOUT REED BUSINESS INFORMATION


Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.


http://www.reedbusiness.com


 


RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 


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RBI pays competitive salaries and has a comprehensive set of benefits.


 


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