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23 August 2021

At the Fire Protection Association, our staff are at the heart of our business. We work with a mutual respect, and all have the same vision - to make the built environment a safer place to live and work. We empower our staff to make a difference and achieve a sense of fulfilment in the work they do.

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is looking for an experienced Editor, with a passion for the Fire Industry to manage and produce the FRM journal, working alongside a production editor, printers, and digital team to ensure timely publication, mailing and upload of each issue.

This role is integral to ensuring the FPA continue to be the figurehead of all fire related news and views and technical expertise in the fire arena. If you are an ambitious and proactive editor, with exceptional communication and networking skills, who would thrive in a fast paced, dynamic, and multi-faceted work environment and be part of a collaborative team and make a difference, apply today.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare annual editorial plan/media pack and commission contributors for each issue
  • Use InDesign to ensure issues are laid out in a user friendly and attractive way
  • Edit, design and proof issues in line with house style, as well as writing content when needed
  • Manage production editor and workload
  • Monitor and maintain online news content daily, and share via social media platforms
  • Ensure distribution of content through appropriate channels as agreed with marketing and communications team
  • Liaise with printers to approve pages and ensure that each edition is printed to a high standard; and that each journal is mailed out via printers to members
  • Proofread and edit company content (publications, email marketing etc) to ensure consistency of style and quality
  • Attend and report on industry events for use in future issues
  • Monitor monthly costs and work with supplier to reduce costs where possible
  • Collect feedback to identify the views and needs of members via readership surveys
  • Liaise with sales team to incorporate advertisements sold via media pack packages


  • Writing (and transcribing), sub editing, editing and proofing
  • Magazine production
  • Management and recruitment
  • Organisation and working to deadlines


  • Degree – Journalism/English
  • PMA Media Training course in sub-editing
  • Media Training course in InDesign


  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Pension and private medical health care
  • Free parking
  • Use of on-site gym/pool facilities
  • Flexible working policy.
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