- Rochester, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I have worked in regional newspapers for 20 years - beginning as a news reporter on a busy news patch for six years, before training as a sub-editor and page designer. Latterlymore...I have worked in regional newspapers for 20 years - beginning as a news reporter on a busy news patch for six years, before training as a sub-editor and page designer. Latterly I have been a deputy production editor responsible for getting 25 newspapers a week to press on deadline according to house style. This involved jointly managing a pool of 20 sub-editors and graphic artists. I can put my hand to anything in newspaper production from designing a front page splash in half an hour to subbing a nibs column at the back of the book.
Area Covered: Kent/London
Company Name: Alan Roots
Summary: I have worked for regional newspapers for 20 years progressing from trainee reporter to deputy production editor and am experienced in all aspects of newspaper production.
Job Title: Deputy production editor
Company: KM Group
Description: I deputised for the production editor, and was jointly responsible for getting 25 regional newspapers to press on multiple deadlines according to house style. This involved managing a pool of 20 sub-editors and graphic artists and liaising with news editors, pre-press staff, journalists, picture desk and external clients. I would also do ground work from designing front page splashes in half an hour to subbing a column of nibs and revising pages.
Summary: I am a fully NCTJ qualified journalist and also have an NVQ Level 5 in newspaper journalism. I also have three good A-levels including an A in English and 8 good GCSEs, again including an A in English.
Degree: NVQ Level 5 Journalism
Field of Study: Journalism
University / College: Medway News newspaper
Degree: NCTJ certificate
Field of Study: Newspaper journalism
University / College: Highbury College of Technology, Portsmouth