Editorial Assistant – Teaching Drama and Music Teacher

Teaching Drama and Music Teacher magazines are looking for an editorial assistant to be shared across the titles. This is a developmental role that would suit someone with a passion for the arts, particularly in music and drama.

The magazines provide essential resources, news and information to people working within arts education in the UK. Teaching Drama produces 6 issues per year and Music Teacher 12. There are also supplements to both magazines, which the assistant may take a more active role in, as well as the Music & Drama Education Expos.

Journalism experience is useful to highlight but is not essential to the role.

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Role responsibilities

Magazine and supplements production:

  • Proofread and sub-edit raw copy from contributors, write headlines, standfirsts, captions, select pull quotes
  • Manage the process with design (making sure relevant editor knows when content is ready to look at, then passing this to design with all relevant materials needs – high-res images, page layout instructions)
  • Source images for all articles


  • Responsible for producing the Listings and News pages and for writing at least one feature and review per issue
  • Writing the regular news emails, including a brief editorial


  • Work with the magazine editor to commission the review section (books, performances, workshops, web resources, apps, scripts etc.) and certain other regular features
  • Collate and send out review material to contributors


  • Collect contributor invoices and submit to editor
  • Update databases
  • Designated phone contact for any queries


  • Generate content for social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Write news stories and event posts for the website
  • Promote new issues and supplements
  • Follow forums and Facebook groups of interest to teachers
  • Upload content such as schemes of work to website
  • Engage with teachers on social media and other relevant platforms


  • Attend events: Music & Drama Education Expo, TheatreCraft, press nights
    - One of the Expos takes place in October over two days in Manchester so some travel will be required

Person specification:

  • A degree in an Arts-related subject
  • Experience of the arts
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Good timekeeping


You’ll be based in a converted church in Herne Hill which backs onto Brockwell Park, Brixton is just a short walk away and the offices are just a 5-10-minute walk from Herne Hill train station.

How to apply:

Please send a CV, along with an accompanying cover letter as separate documents to cameron.bray@markallengroup.com AND sarah.lambie@markallengroup.com, putting ‘Editorial Assistant Application – [YOUR NAME]’ in the subject line. Please put your full name in the filenames of the CV and cover letter.

Your cover letter should explain how you meet the person specification by giving examples of past experience.