Miniatures Editor, Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargame

Location
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Salary
Good rates of pay
Posted
10 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Jan 2019
Ref
NMC2868897
Contract Type
Permanent

Warners Group Publications plc is a rapidly growing multi-million pound publisher and publishing services company offering real opportunities to individuals with the right attitude, skills and ambition. Due to our continued success and expansion we need to fill the following position:

Miniatures Editor, Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargames

Can you tell your grognards from your Grombrindal? Do miniature models give you massive ideas? Are you as passionate about writing as you are about wargaming?

Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargames, the UK’s leading monthly magazines about the tabletop gaming and wargaming hobbies, are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Miniatures Editor to join their squad.

As a key member of the editorial team, you’ll work with the editors of Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargames to produce in-depth features, news articles and reviews about the latest releases and trends on the tabletop, whether it’s new rules changes affecting Age of Sigmar, the benefits of random activation versus IGOUGO or the history behind realistic Napoleonic battle recreations.

As you’ll be writing across both magazines, your enthusiasm and knowledge should equally cover both historical titles and those set in far-off sci-fi and fantasy worlds. Ideally, you’ll also be a fan of other board games, card games, RPGs and tabletop games, with a knack for digging into gameplay and themes in an engaging, entertaining way.

You should be confident in regularly interviewing designers and members of the industry, and willing to appear on video and audio content, such as podcasts. Experience editing video or audio would be a plus as the brands increasingly expand into new mediums. A sense of humour is also a must – we’re talking about fun games, after all!

Expect to hit the ground running in a non-stop and fast-paced – but exciting and consistently stimulating – publishing environment, working as part of a passionate and creative team. As such, previous experience working on monthly print publications or similar content, using programmes such as InDesign, is a must. You should be able to craft attention-grabbing headlines and come up with outstanding, original concepts that you’re then able to turn into absorbing features. Needless to say, your grammar and spelling should be as accurate as your range ruler.

Join us and you’ll be part of a friendly, lively team that can truly say it works hard and plays harder.

Responsibilities

  • Writing and editing content for Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargames both in print and online, utilising SEO, CMS and social media knowledge to maximise audience reach
  • Subbing copy using InDesign to ensure it is sent to print completely error-free, consistent with in-house style and engaging, entertaining and informative as possible
  • Championing interesting, original features about the miniatures, wargaming and tabletop hobbies and communities that continue to push the bar when it comes to quality tabletop journalism
  • Occasionally working with freelance writers to commission outstanding work that reflects the values of the magazines
  • Working with the magazine editors and publishing team to grow the Tabletop Gaming and Miniature Wargames brands, reinforcing their positions as the UK’s leading tabletop hobby publications.

Working for a family-run business has many benefits and will provide you with an attractive salary, a company pension and life assurance scheme, 26 days holiday per year, ongoing training and development, a 35-hour week, free car parking and a real career path.

If you would like to be considered for the above rewarding & challenging career opportunity at a time in Warners that has never been so exciting, please apply online by visiting warners.gr/recruit or send in your CV with a cover letter (stating your current salary) to:

Sharna Tomlinson, HR Manager, Warners Group Publications Plc, West Street, Bourne, Lincs, PE10 9PH

Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019.

Warners Group Publications is an equal opportunities employer. If you would like to find out more about our organisation, please visit our website www.warnersgroup.co.uk

If you submit an application to Warners Group Publications Plc, your application and personal details will be processed in accordance with our Job Applicant Data Privacy Notice available here - warners.gr/job-privacy

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