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Magezine Publishing is looking for a photographic technical writer to join our editorial team

The publishers behind ePHOTOzine are looking for a talented and enthusiastic writer to become an integral member of our friendly team.

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Technical writer
You should be self motivated, have a passion for photography and keep abreast of the latest technologies. Day to day you will be liaising with product managers and PR teams, reviewing and appraising camera kit, searching for exclusive news while processing press releases and helping out with general product and office duties. You should be highly organised, be able to think on your feet, not afraid to go the extra mile and have a sharp eye for detail.

You will be working on a range of our successful existing products including ePHOTOzine, Pentax User, Photodo and FPME, while having the passion to help with new projects and help drive our business forward.

Key role

  • Excellent communication skills - you will be arranging one-to-ones with product managers and camera designers at press launches while dealing with day to day reader/member enquiries via our forums and occasional telephone support.
  • Face of ePHOTOzine - make sure we're seen in the industry, attend press launches, regular phone contact with key players
  • Able to write concise, creative copy - take the jargon and bust it to create easy to understand reviews, techniques and news.
  • Photographic technical knowledge - have a passion for technology and be able to hold your own when talking about the future of photography. We want you to become an opinion leader.
  • Ear to the ground - be eager to find exclusive news stories
  • Product tests - know when a piece of gear is good and when it's not. You'll find the flaws and highlight the wow features.

We work on PC operating system with dual monitors, running Open Office (Word, Excel), HTML editor, FTP, PHPadmin system, Photoshop, InDesign. You need a good knowledge of the basics and have the ability to grasp software quickly.

We are offering a chance for someone to create a really enjoyable and challenging role which is a great move into journalism. There are many opportunities to grow as our business grows, depending upon the experience and individual qualities of the candidate! The career path could be technical editor, assistant editor, editor. The role is one where you are in control, following a basic set of guidelines it's yours to craft and expand as you feel. Bring self motivation, passion and enthusiasm in to the business and you'll reap the rewards. The job would suit someone in journalism already who wants to be in the photographic industry or someone working in photographic retail or marketing who wants a change.

Hours, Salary, location and applications

Working hours:
Full time with a standard 37.5 hour week. The usual office hours of 9-5.30 apply (finish at 4:00pm on Friday), although we do have a degree of flexibility for the right person. This is an office based role, please do not apply if you want to work remotely.

We have a casual dress-code and use computers fitted with dual monitors to make your life easier. Our state of the art offices are based in Shireoaks, near Worksop and are easily accessible by train from Sheffield and the A1 / M1 motorway network. The premises have free secure parking and a stylish wireless Internet cafeteria.

Salary: is negotiable and opportunities for promotion are excellent. We are currently considering a profit share scheme.

Holiday entitlement: 20 working days per year of which 3 must be taken over the working days between Christmas and New Year, plus English statutory holidays, rising to 22 after 3 years service and 25 after 5 years service.

Location: Magezine Publishing is at Units 31 and 32, The Turbine, Shireoaks Triangle Business Park, Coach Close, Shireoaks, Worksop, S81 8AP. Situated at the junction of the A57 Worksop by-pass and Shireoaks Road, 4kms (2.5 miles) north west of Worksop Town Centre, 9 kms (5.5 miles) west of the A1 and 10.5 kms (6.5 miles) east of M1 Junction 31.

Nearest train station: Shireoaks.

To apply: Applications should include a covering letter stating briefly why you feel you should be considered for this role with your CV, a 500 word critique of ePHOTOzine's current news section and your salary expectations. Please email to the Managing Director, Peter Bargh

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