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Chief Sub-Editor

gal-dem, London, United Kingdom
Deadline: 12 January 2020

Chief Sub-Editor

Gal-dem is looking for a knowledgeable and well-organised chief sub editor to join the team.

As a Chief Sub-Editor you are developing gal-dem’s style guide, supporting gal-dem’s editorial and ensuring that copy across the is grammatically and factually correct and written in a gal-dem tone of voice.
Gal-dem is looking for someone who has a clear knowledge of culture, arts and politics and shares gal-dem’s mission. They should understand the lived experiences of women and non-binary people of colour and have an instinct for strong headlines, standfirsts, captions and proof reading.
Applicants must be able to work at speed and should have at least two years of relevant experience working within the journalism industry, have a good understanding of media law and should be comfortable taking a subbing test. They must be comfortable working with Google Docs and InDesign.



  • Writing, editing and proofreading text
  • Making sure that gal-dem’s style is adhered to
  • Writing headlines, picture captions and story summaries
  • Editing reports, press releases and social media copy
  • Liaising with gal-dem’s journalists, reporters and editors
  • Verifying information and story details
  • Ensuring that stories are the right length and correctly placed on pages
  • Sizing photographs and placing them within features
  • Making sure that stories are accurate and do not compromise legality



 24k-26k per annum dependent upon experience.


Please send your CV, cover letter and a video (max 60 seconds introducing yourself) by 12pm on Sunday 12th of January to
Use the subject header: Chief sub-editor.

The second round of the application process will take place at the gal-dem offices on the 20th and 21st of January in East London.


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