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There is one current vacancy:

Publications Manager / Deputy Editor

Working For: Progress
Location: London
Salary: £30,000-£36,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job Details

Progress is looking for a Publications Manager / Deputy Editor to assist the Director with the production, promotion and dissemination of publications that will promote a modernising and progressive politics for Labour’s future. The role will be involved in commissioning articles, essays and pamphlets, and, from time to time, research, to help Labour members understand the psephological and electoral challenge the party faces and inspiring ideas that align Labour values with the public’s desires.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To assist the Director in the development of high-quality publications.
  • To act as deputy editor of Progress magazine.
  • To act as subeditor of Progress magazine.
  • To ensure the continued growth of advertising revenue for Progress magazine.
  • To take lead responsibility and act as editor for ProgressOnline, the Progress daily email and online publications.
  • To develop and manage relationships with external organisations, encouraging the delivery of new, topical content.
  • To attend and assist at events, including Labour party conference.

Essential skills

  • Exceptional written communication and attention to detail.
  • Good oral communication and the ability to work in a team.
  • A keen understand of Labour politics and the party at large.
  • Experience of working with the media, able to build relationships with a diverse range of media, contacts and stakeholders.
  • Awareness of digital and social media landscapes.
  • Strong organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate at a senior level and provide strategic input to the leadership team.


  • Experience of proofing the work of others or subediting publications.
  • Use of WordPress, MailChimp and other online publishing formats.
  • Experience of running campaigns using a range of techniques.
  • Experience in copy writing, graphic design and video recording/editing.

Closing Date: 30 September 2016

Interview/Start Dates

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2016

Application Details

To apply for this role please provide a CV (two-page) and covering letter (one-page) to by 4pm, Friday 30 September 2016.

If you have any queries, please contact Richard Angell, Director, Progress, or call 07966 161 444.

Progress values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. The organisation would consider applications for job share arrangements and/or flexible working and is keen to encourage applications from groups not traditionally well represented in our political system.

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