Editor / writer
We are seeking a versatile writer/editor to cover landscape architecture, management, environmental and urban affairs, design practice and technology, among other areas. Ideally, you should have a strong vision on how to develop Landscape, strengthening its position as a must-read publication for LI members.
Landscape is the quarterly journal for the 5500 members of the Landscape Institute (LI), the chartered body which represents the landscape professions, including landscape design, management, science, planning, placemaking and urban design, as well as students.
Landscape is positioned as ‘The home for all landscape professionals’ and covers issues relevant to them, plus updates on LI news and initiatives.
The objective of Landscape is to support the LI’s business plans and strategy (including raising the profile of the landscape professions) through creating high-quality content about people, places and nature which links to individual journal issue themes such as ‘celebrating success’, ‘education and future talent’ and ‘creating healthy environments’.
This role involves leading the development of content for each quarterly issue. Specifically, you will be:
- Regularly developing your own stories, both short and fast and longer stories, for the magazine.
- Cultivating story ideas as a member of the LI’s editorial team
- Assigning stories to outside writers and managing their work on deadline.
- Substantive editing of outside writers’ stories to ensure they meet the journal’s content guidelines and objectives
- Working closely with the LI to ensure that content aligns to LI strategy
- Working closely with the publisher, Darkhorse Design Ltd
- Shaping the tone of stories and display copy with a distinctive voice.
The ideal candidate will show:
- Excellent reporting, fast writing, and oral communication skills.
- A passion for landscape and a working knowledge of all landscape disciplines and urban placemaking industry in general.
- A strong sense of enterprise in spotting and developing stories.
- The ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently on a tight deadline as part of a small team.
- Excellent grammar, usage, and copy skills.
BA in English, journalism, communication, or related field; degree or coursework in landscape architecture, horticulture, or environmental design issues a plus.
Proficiency in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication. Excellent organizational skills, good judgment, and attention to detail. Ability to balance heavy workload with short- and long-term project deadlines, address changing priorities, and work well under pressure. Experience with magazine layout.
Minimum five years’ experience in content commissioning, writing for publication; knowledge of landscape architecture, design, planning, and/or environmental issues.
Please send your resume, along with 3 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each issue of the Journal is 4-6k, plus content commissioning budget.
This is a part-time role and remote-working is usual, with a requirement to attend four EAP’s (Editorial Advisory Panel) a year.
No phone calls or agency referrals.