Could you artwork & edit Pitstone Parish Post?

We are looking for a local volunteer with an eye for detail and layout & an ability to create an eye catching cover, to pull together our quarterly magazine – Pitstone Parish Post. You’ll collate articles, adverts and photographs, work up the artwork, proof read and send to the printers. Once published, you’ll upload the digital artwork to the website and ensure the hard copies are delivered to the Distribution Manager. You’ll become a valuable source of local information.

You’ll work alongside our Advertising Manager, Distribution Manager and the Parish Clerk.

Below we have listed some of the technical and personal skills we are seeking but if you don’t match completely please do still get in touch.

PPP is only produced quarterly, so this role would suit someone with a concentrated window of time available to volunteer once every 3 months.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact either Laurie Eagling (Parish Clerk on 01296 767261 or parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk) or Sue Nicholls (current PPP Editor on 01296 661910 or pppeditor@pitstone.co.uk)

We look forward to hearing from you.

Technical Skills

MS Publisher. Use of Styles and paragraph formatting an advantage.

MS Word. Most articles arrive in this format. They might need reformatting for Publisher.

Photo-editing skills. There is the ability within Publisher to crop and edit photos but an understanding of the difference between screen and print requirements is needed. Adobe photoshop experience preferable. Also understanding of copyright imperative.

Email. Contributions arrive by email. There is an auto-reply set, which is managed using webmail. You’ll also send an email with the upcoming PPP deadline advice to a mailing group.

Personal skills

Organised: able to keep to a routine of sending deadline email, completing magazine, sending to printer, maintaining and sticking to the table of dates.

Literate: editing, precis, language, communication

Teamwork

Reliable

Methodical

Careful

Design: helpful

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