Saga Magazine, Sub Editor

Remote working / Folkestone office
Up to £35,000
23 Sep 2021
23 Oct 2021
Job Type
Full Time


Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on experience

Working Hours: 35

Location: Folkestone

Closing Date: 03/10/2021

Job Category: Creative/Design

Business: Saga Publishing

Business Unit: Brand & Customer

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • The choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

Job Introduction

** Remote/home working allowed **

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga. 

…And right now, we are looking for a Sub-Editor in our Saga Publishing department working on our amazing Saga magazine at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products. You will be providing expert advice, designs, solutions, or services based on my skills and experience operating within guidelines.  

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.  

So if you have a passion for all things Magazine and this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you! 

Main Responsibilities

  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence. 
  • Ensure all facts are checked and that all grammar, punctuation, spelling etc. are correct. 
  • Adhere to house style. 
  • Write sparkling heads and sells, clever captions and pick the most engaging pull quotes. 
  • Ensure the layout works for the copy in hand and liaise with the art department if it is not right. 
  • Work on layouts in InDesign, cutting copy to fit, making sure there are running turns, no widows etc. 

Check final proofs and liaise with the Chief Sub-Editor to ensure the magazine goes to the printers on time. 

Deputise for the Chief Sub-Editor; running the morning production meetings and ensuring the subs’ desk runs smoothly. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Be proficient in using Apple Mac computers and software. 

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign. 

  • Understanding of online flatplanning software.  

  • A dedicated team player. 

  • Ability to interact with internal and external peers at all levels. 

  • Maintain strong contacts in media & journalism. 

  • Be dedicated to delivering the Saga vision. 

  • Strong collaboration. 

  • Experience of working on national consumer magazines.  

  • Experience of digital publishing/editorial is also highly  

  • Excellent understanding of the over-50s market. 

  • Excellent design, typography, and layout skills. 

  • Proven journalistic skills in spotting and developing stories. 

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy – Always aware of others
  • Curiosity – Always asking why
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

About The Company

Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 



To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.



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