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EDITOR, THE SWORD

16th June 2014

We have an opportunity for an editor to take responsibility for the commissioning, development, and continuing success of our quarterly British Fencing magazine, The Sword.
 
The Sword has recently been imaginatively redesigned, and we are continuing to look for ways to enhance the magazine further.
 
Informed by a deep understanding of the fencing community, the successful candidate will work closely with key stakeholders to create compelling content that appeals to the existing membership, whilst also connecting with a wider community of readers involved with fencing.
 
The role involves commissioning and editing content, and liaising with the production team to produce a lively and attractive product that reflects the values of fencing.
 
Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Conceive, assign, edit and if necessary rewrite stories and multi-story packages on a wide range of British, European and global fencing issues
  • Coordinate with the World Class Programme and International Youth Committee about international news coverage during the competition season
  • Coordinate with the social media staff of British Fencing

 
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven senior editorial and leadership skills
  • Innovative thinking and the energy and drive to make things happen
  • Ability to build coalitions within the British fencing community
  • A record in managing the editorial integrity of a magazine

 
This is a voluntary role.
 
To be considered for this role please send your CV and covering letter to headoffice@britishfencing.com no later than 1st July 2014.

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