We’re looking for a smart, energetic Subeditor to become an important part of the Elephant team across digital and print.

We’re looking for a smart, energetic Subeditor to work within the Elephant editorial teamThe role is part-time (2.5 days per week) and you will be based at Elephant Space, near Westfield Shepherds Bush in London.

Established in 2010, Elephant covers contemporary culture through the lens of the visual arts, with a focus on emerging artists, designers and photographers. We also run Elephant Academy, an online arts education programme, and Elephant Kiosk, a shop for exclusive artist collaborations and art and design products.

We publish daily stories online, as well as putting together a biannual print magazine that is distributed internationally. Our audience is based all over the world, and we champion diversity of voices in our commissioning.


Job Description

  • Sub-edit all copy for digital and print before publication, observing house style and checking grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Factcheck all content for digital and print before publication, including key stats, quotes and references
  • Improve the quality of copy by fixing inconsistencies and errors in language and content, liaising with editors where bigger edits are suggested
  • Provide support to deputy editor and managing editor with workflow
  • Write engaging, SEO ready headlines and standfirst for digital, true to the website’s unique tone of voice, and with consideration of their presence on social media
  • Ensure final layout of digital articles is consistent with formats defined by our artistic director, and make sure images, captions, headings etc are properly formatted and placed
  • Write creative headlines and standfirst true to the print magazine’s unique tone of voice, and with consideration of eventual typographic interventions
  • Proofread print issue once layouts are signed off
  • Liaise with the editorial team on suggested updates to house style
  • Occasionally provide subbing support for Elephant Kiosk and Academy


Experience and qualifications we are looking for

  • Proven experience of working as a subeditor for a newspaper or equivalent magazine, ideally with a focus on art and culture
  • Experience of working on both digital and print editorial platforms
  • Experience of InDesign and a CMS
  • Knowledge of how to write headlines effectively for the web
  • Proven ability to help a story travel widely online
  • Understanding of the internet and engagement with social media
  • A degree in English is desirable but not essential
  • Some experience as a published journalist would be beneficial


To apply, please visit this page.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 10 January 2021. Interviews will take place in mid-January. If you have any queries, please email office@elephant.art.


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