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F&RM Journal Editor

24 February 2021

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is looking for an experienced Editor, with a passion for the fire industry to manage and produce the Fire & Risk Management journal. The Editor will work 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
  • Edit content and commission copy
  • Use InDesign to ensure issues are laid out in a user friendly, attractive and engaging way
  • 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
  • Liaise with Membership Teams to collect feedback and identify the views and needs of readership
  • Liaise with sales team to incorporate advertisements sold via media pack packages


  • Proven experience in features or news
  • Writing (and transcribing), sub editing, editing and proofing
  • Multi-media journalist used to working online across platforms
  • Comprehensive understanding of magazine production
  • Organisation and working to deadlines


  • Degree – Journalism/English
  • PMA Media Training course in sub-editing or equivalent
  • NCTJ Diploma
  • Media Training course in InDesign

Role Dimension

Reports to: Technical Director

Line Manager: Production Editor

Liaise with: Business Unit Managers, Marketing & Communications Manager, Membership Engagement & Retention Officer

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To apply for the role, please complete the enquiry form below and upload your CV.

CLOSING DATE: 16th April 2021


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