Assistant Editor 

We are looking for an Assistant Editor to provide six months, full-time maternity cover based in Burton-on-Trent and starting July 2017. 

Working within the editorial team and reporting to two editors, you will provide support across a range of titles related to the UK’s navigable canals and rivers, including Waterways World, Britain’s best-selling waterway magazine since 1972. As such, this is a great opportunity for someone looking to further their career in journalism and/or publishing. 

Key duties and responsibilities: 

 Skills and experience include:  

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to 

Advertising Production Controller

The ideal candidate

We want our advertising to always look the best it can in our portfolio of magazines and newspapers. To help achieve this we are seeking a new Advertising Production Controller. In this role you will be liaising with our advertisers, external design agencies and our own in-house team of designers and sales staff to ensure our publications meet our quality and deadline commitments. 

Key tasks involve discussing design briefs, proofing copy, planning page layouts, liaising with editors, logging advertising data, invoicing and managing workflow.

The ideal candidate should be conscientious, have a high degree of accuracy, be computer literate, have a good telephone manner and an excellent standard of written English. The post would suit a recent graduate hoping to take their first step into the publishing industry. No design experience necessary. 

To apply for this position, send your CV stating current salary (if applicable) with an appropriate cover letter to Only successful candidates will be notified. STRICTLY NO AGENCIES.

Administration Assistant/Receptionist

The ideal candidate

We are looking for an exceptional candidate for this position which might suit someone looking to take their first step into the publishing sector. The level of the role will in some part be determined by the calibre of the successful candidate. You will need to be enthusiastic, happy to learn and able to use your initiative. We pride ourselves on our customer service and the ideal candidate will have a professional manner and will be confident in speaking to a variety of people from customers through to suppliers, via email, on the telephone and face-to-face. The successful applicant will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as learning internal systems, and will have a good standard of written English.

The position will be based within, and provide administrative support to the Marketing & Events Department, as well as being the first point of contact in Reception and on the telephone switchboard.

Tasks may include:



Other Duties

Previous experience is not essential but motivation, enthusiasm for the industry and an eagerness to succeed are. For the right person, there may be opportunities for career progression within the department and elsewhere within the company.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Please include your current salary (if applicable) within your covering letter.