Chief Sub Editor, gal-dem

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Location: Bethanl Green, London
Salary details: £24-26,000pa DOE
  • Full-Time

We are looking for a knowledgeable and well-organised chief sub editor to join our team.

This is an important role, developing gal-dem’s style guide, supporting gal-dem’s editorial and ensuring that copy across the site is grammatically and factually correct and written in a gal-dem tone of voice.

We are looking for someone who has a clear knowledge of culture, arts and politics and shares gal-dem’s mission. They should understand the lived experiences of women and non-binary people of colour and have an instinct for strong headlines, standfirsts, captions and proof reading.

Applicants must be able to work at speed and should have at least two years of relevant experience working within the journalism industry, have a good understanding of media law and should be comfortable taking a subbing test. They must be comfortable working with Google Docs and InDesign.

Role Details

Start date for role: Late January

Hours: Fulltime

Salary: £24-26,000pa DOE

Key Skills

  • Writing, editing and proofreading text

  • Making sure that gal-dem’s style is adhered to

  • Writing headlines, picture captions and story summaries

  • Editing reports, press releases and social media copy

  • Liaising with gal-dem’s journalists, reporters and editors

  • Verifying information and story details

  • Ensuring that stories are the right length and correctly placed on pages

  • Sizing photographs and placing them within features

  • Making sure that stories are accurate and do not compromise legality

How To Apply

Please email your CV, cover letter and a video (max 60 seconds introducing yourself) to by 12pm on Sunday 12th of January.

The second round of the application process will take place at the gal-dem offices on the 20th and 21st of January.

We look forward to seeing your applications!

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