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Editor – My Favourite Puzzles & Closer Puzzle Time

Job Introduction

Our Team
The Puzzles Department is responsible for creating 32 separate puzzle magazines with a variety of frequencies. This dedicated team are all puzzle specialists, whether commissioning, compiling or designing. There is a passion for all types of puzzles and the output from this team means the division is an important part of Bauer’s global activities. 
The focus of your role
The role involves organising and retrieving all content from archive, solving and subbing puzzle pages, choosing pictures, and signing off the cover and final print-ready pages for both titles. 

Role Responsibility

What you’ll do
• Solve all puzzle content on every page in both titles
• Ensure all content is appropriate, correct and checked
• Improve and update any elements of the puzzles to ensure they are solvable at the intended level of difficulty
• Deliver completed 4-weekly issues of My Favourite Puzzles and Closer Puzzle Time to Production on schedule, fully correct in design and content, and ready for print
• Make edits to text, pictures, layout and any other materials on laid-out InDesign documents
• Write supporting copy for prize pages if required
• Liaise with other departments, including Design, Promotions, Production, Marketing and any others necessary to effect the publication of each issue

The Ideal Candidate

• Excellent editorial and copywriting skills
• A natural instinct for varied and fun puzzle content 
• A fastidious and meticulous commitment to accuracy 
• An understanding of the parent title’s content, readership and its own puzzle offering is also important.
• Good communication, interpersonal and staff management skills
• InDesign/Censhare experience 
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office – all packages

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.



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