ITP Media Group

Editor, Hello! Middle East


December 26 2017

Job title:

Editor, Hello! Middle East

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Job description

The region’s top celebrity magazine Hello Middle East is looking for a new editor to lead it to its next, exciting stage of growth.

The ideal candidate must have a first class knowledge of the celebrity industry, the key figures and the latest fashion trends. Working closely with the Spanish license holder, the editor must be able to grow the brand through social media platforms, awards, events, and parties.

Key responsibilities: 

•    To strategically lead and direct the editorial team on the creation and production of all editorial content; across the monthly magazine, digital & social platforms, content used at reader events and any other brand extensions
•    To manage the flatplan of each issue of the main magazine, special editions and bespoke supplements
•    To write and edit accurate and engaging copy, displaying journalistic discipline and rigour which is aspired to by the team
•    To ensure all content is exclusive, engaging and relevant to the reader
•    To manage the budget to produce the magazine under tight deadlines
•    To understand and work within the commercial realities of publishing in the Middle East

Candidate requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess:

•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience in magazines/journalism 
•    At least 3 years’ experience in the international market as well as a minimum of 1 years’ experience in the Middle East.
•    Digital experience
•    A very good understanding of media and the media market place, but not defined by it, and most definitely able to think outside its traditional parameters

The right person will also:

•    Be familiar with In-Design
•    Be flexible and have a can-do, positive attitude 
•    Display a responsible attitude, and exhibit dedication, passion, brand understanding and leadership
•    Have confidence to take the initiative and work with a small team and be prepared to work long hours to reach tight editorial and commercial deadlines when needed
•    Have creative flair that continually produces engaging stories
•    Take a structured, scheduled approach
•    Have a proven ability to work well under pressure and maintain high attention to detail
•    Have sensitivity to the specific requirements and cultural considerations presented by this region

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, proactive, and tenacious and likes to work in a multicultural environment.

The position is full time and based in Dubai and is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is accountable, socially smart and extremely organised, someone who uses their own initiative and loves to communicate and work as part of a team.

Apply now with your CV and cover letter with a brief explanation of why you are the ideal candidate.

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