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Editor, Logistics Manager Magazine

Here at Akabo Media we have a fantastic opportunity for a new Editor to take over the reins of Logistics Manager magazine, which is published 12 times per year and read by more than 10,000 logistics and supply-chain professionals across the UK. The role also encompasses producing the annual Top 50 Logistics Service Providers supplement, exhibition show guides, as well as hosting conferences (in-person and virtual), webinars and our prestigious Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

Akabo Media is a growing and ambitious business-to-business (B2B) publishing and events company. Operating across the logistics, supply chain, transport and robotics industries, we produce a range of leading magazines, websites, exhibitions, conferences and awards both in the UK and overseas.

This is a really exciting time to join us as we have an ambitious expansion plan in place and content is at the heart of that plan.

To be successful as Editor you will have a background in B2B publishing relating to particular industries or industry verticals. You may already be an Editor wishing to have a wider remit than you currently have or an ambitious Deputy Editor looking to make the step up to running the show. Either way, you will be aided here by a team and company that is committed to pursuing excellence in all we produce.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Feature writing – researching, commissioning and writing editorial features, interviewing industry leaders and business professionals, identifying trends, and sourcing accompanying images etc.
  • News gathering – finding and writing daily news for both print and online audiences, image sourcing, fact checking and comment sourcing.
  • Newsletters – signing-off and approving editorial newsletters of varying frequencies.
  • Website – overseeing the Assistant Editor in the day-to-day running of the Logistics Manager website, as well as contributing content to it.
  • Magazine production – flat planning, sub-editing, cutting-to-fit, proofreading and signing-off and uploading editorial pages for print.
  • Webinars – researching and identifying new and interesting topics, finding and recommending participants, and hosting and moderating sessions.
  • Conferences – working with our Conference Producer to develop topics and agendas, identify and recommend speakers, and host and moderate conference sessions.
  • Events – attending and reporting on exhibitions, conferences and award ceremonies organised by Akabo Media, as well as external industry events and press launches.
  • Social media – overseeing the Assistant Editor in maintaining Logistics Manager’s social media presence via standard channels (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn etc.), to draw attention to editorial content.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Extensive professional industry experience in journalism/publishing or similar field
  • Experience of managing an Assistant Editor
  • Impeccable writing skills and grammar, spelling and punctuation abilities
  • Excellent research and communication skills – able to take complex and technical subject matters and convey them clearly and concisely to senior business professionals
  • Highly organised and versatile – must be confident and comfortable working to tight and multiple deadlines while maintaining high standards and attention to detail
  • Experience of flat planning and editing B2B publications
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, Adobe InDesign and Content Management Systems
  • Proficient with social media and SEO

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the logistics and supply chain industry
  • Hosting/moderating in-person and virtual events (e.g. conferences, webinars etc.)
  • Conference production

To apply for this key position within Akabo Media, please send a covering letter and your CV to sam.cannon@akabomedia.co.uk.