Time Inc. UK is a leading content company that engages millions of consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. We have 50+ influential brands including TIME, FORTUNE, INSTYLE, NME and COUNTRY LIFE. 


The Role

To oversee all real life features across four weekly titles, liaising with senior counterparts in the Real Life Hub to secure the best on-brand stories for the diverse audiences of Women’s Lifestyle brands.

To be responsible for the day-to-day running/supporting, of Woman’s Own under guidance from the Editor-in-Chief.


Key Responsibilities



  • Approve newspapers cuts and teasers daily – talk through ideas with Features Editor
  • Give direction for new features/ideas/campaigns
  • Approve real life content on flat plan grids for Woman/Woman’s Own/Woman’s Weekly and Now
  • Read and edit all copy from the Real Life Hub for Woman, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly and Now. Send back and give guidance where copy not working
  • Liaise closely with Real Life Content Director to enable smooth running of the Features Hub
  • Help direct Art on layouts and adjust heads and sells where needed to fit layout and to go with pictures
  • Read and approve proofs at second review on InDesign – cutting copy where necessary and readjusting from subs cuts
  • Check with Features Editor all legals have been cleared and that necessary precautions taken where needed i.e. waiver for anonymity/children pixellated
  • Manage real life budgets so they are in line with the rest of the magazine(s)
  • Direct picture requirements in forward planning picture meetings
  • Check pictures on Elvis as they come in and liaise with picture desk where necessary
  • Work with The Foundry on advertorial campaigns and tie-ins with features in the brands
  • Liaise with advertising where possible to enable them to sell against possible content
  • Devise ideas/one shots/features campaigns to help promote the brand and provide extra revenue
  • Support Editor in Chief on all areas of the brands
  • Sign off POs from Real Life Hub
  • Complete Asset Audit on a weekly basis



  • Check run on Woman’s Own and that other layouts are true to brand – push back where possible
  • Keep an eye on competitor titles to keep abreast of their direction
  • Attend cover meetings – come up with the real life lines for Woman, Woman’s Own and Now (from issue 14) for the cover and possible celeb angles
  • Do a draft of Woman’s Own cover for Art Director to lay out. Work with Art Director to ensure pictures and lines work
  • Responsibility for Woman’s Own cover sign-off
  • Supply content for ‘Your Say’ page [or new format following redesign] sourcing ideas/letters and managing readers photographs
  • Manage responses to reader issues/complaints for Woman’s Own


Key requirements

  • Be strong under pressure and a confident decision maker
  • Be an active and constructive part of the Brand Team, working within the matrix management structure
  • Have significant length of service and practical experience regarding all aspects of real life content, including how to create real life features from news stories
  • Have sound knowledge of the editor’s code, the latest legal updates and IPSO
  • Be organised and able to maintain lists, future feature planning and flat plans
  • Be comfortable liaising with the Real Life Hub Director and senior writers with in the team to provide best practice and continuous feedback
  • Be comfortable with, and able to stick to, the tight deadlines involved in magazine production via hubbed editorial



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