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Air Gunner Editor, Wokingham

Brand: Air Gunner

Location: Wokingham

Closing date: Oct. 24, 2018

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An opportunity has arisen for an editor on one of our specialist magazines, Air Gunner, based from our offices in Wokingham. This lively glossy magazine is aimed at those who are new or returning to the sport and includes hunting features and down-to-earth advice from experts in the field.

Air Gunner is published 13 times a year and is the first with tests on the latest airguns and news from the airgunning world. It’s the only airgun magazine to have regular hunting features from around the world and a section dedicated to collectors’ guns.

As Editor you will lead, manage and develop the magazine and associated products in line with the agreed editorial and commercial strategy in order to meet defined readership and circulation objectives. You will ensure that you deliver the very best quality editorial content and design to readers of the magazine, its website and brand extensions every month.


  • Previous specialist magazine experience
  • Experience in a senior editorial role with a loyal readership
  • A broad knowledge of airgun sports, particularly its laws and technical aspects
  • Desire to work on own with no supervision
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment with a demanding workload
  • Creativity and innovation to see the title expand
  • Commercial acumen to monetise content and opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to listen, express ideas and create trust
  • Understanding of up-to-date production techniques
  • Degree level education or equivalent, NCTJ or NCE, or relevant specific experience


  • Basic salary up to £31k + £4,800 car allowance
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Ongoing training and personal performance reviews


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We participate in and support vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our company receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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