The Committee would like to confirm
the appointment of Jill Spurr as the Editor of Voice. She brings a
wealth of experience of agility and wider interests with dogs, as well
as print and publishing.
successful development of the Voice during her interim role, we are
delighted she has accepted the permanent position and we look forward to
working with her. (12th January 2019)
The Agility Voice
As you will
have seen, the Agility Club committee has been working hard, alongside our
Interim Editor, to respond to members’ feedback, and reposition the Agility
Voice to better reflect your interests.
promised at our AGM to advertise for and appoint a permanent editor who can
continue to take Voice from strength to strength.
We are looking for someone who can recognise a story and manage it through
to publication; who can produce a magazine that is interesting, engaging and
looks great; that delivers a professional product that contributes
positively to the reputation of the Voice and the Agility Club, two of the
oldest brands in agility.
If you have the
A degree in
journalism or communications, professional qualification, or extensive
experience in communications, publishing or journalism;
portfolio of work that shows us what you are capable of, including an
understanding and experience of producing print publications;
digital skills that will ensure the Voice is integrated into the Club’s
digital channels, including social media.
understanding of agility and the wider dog world, and the issues that
matter to our members, like health, training, behaviour, and the ability
to translate that understanding into compelling copy;
management skills, able to work with the committee, our designer and
printers, to oversee the publication process.
of an appropriate professional body, eg CIM, CIPR, PRCA, NUJ, and a
demonstrable commitment to continuous professional improvement an
also be competent and confident to advise the committee on any laws and
regulations relating to the Voice, including and not limited to: GDPR,
copyright and advertising law.
The role of
editor is on a freelance, contracted basis.
for applications: 1 December 2018.
If you are
interested in this role, and feel you have the experience, energy and
imagination to give our members their Voice, please send your CV and a
statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role to: Jan Smith,
Hon Secretary, Agility Club.
Internship at Dog Magazine
A very rare
opportunity! We want a bright editorial intern to work in the office in
Chobham, Surrey on Dogs Today and Dogs Monthly.
This is a six
month opportunity with a possibility of permanent work at the end if you
become indispensable. This is not just about writing, there's some admin and
working in a friendly office with a dedicated team and enthusiastic remote
workers. I have been editor for 28 years and I have to say there has never
been a more exciting time to join the company. Being social media active
will be a huge help. We're about to be involved in a prime time TV show,
just one chair to fill in the office, and these openings are as rare as
hen's teeth. So if you are passionate about dogs, keen on writing and local,
please email your CV and reason why this job has your name on it to:
Beverley@petsubjects.co.uk and put EDITORIAL INTERN in the subject line.
(23 may 2018)