Job advert – editor for yarn forward magazine.


Lou and I are advertising for an editor for Yarn Forward Magazine to replace me, my time will then be freed up to work on all our other plans for world domination.  Full details below, email me on kerrie at if you have any questions.  I’m happy to talk the job through with anyone or answer questions before you apply if you want to send me your phone number. 

Job Title: Editor, Yarn Forward Magazine


Salary and benefits: Competitive salary, 4 weeks holiday, flexible working plan, bonus scheme and other benefits.


Preferred start date: 6th October 2008


Work Location: Bishops Stortford office.  Flexible work from home options available after probation period.


Roles & Responsibilities:  We are looking for an experienced editor to take ownership of and develop Yarn Forward Magazine.


The editor will be expected to both write content and also edit content received from other contributors.

The ideal candidate must amply demonstrate both strong creative flair and sound organisational ability.


A strong emphasis will be placed on visual awareness since the ‘look’ and point of sale impact is critical to the success of this magazine.

The role will require the identification of trends in the UK craft market and the ability to respond to customer requirements to produce an exciting and modern magazine.


The candidate will be responsible for commissioning all projects and designs for the magazine. 


The Editor should be an ambassador for Yarn Forward magazine, maximising public and trade relations.


KAL Media have a solid team of designers and advertising executives who will provide support to the editor, the successful candidate for this role will be expected to use these resources to ensure that all deadlines are met.

Skills and Experience Required :  Proven track record in a relevant publishing field

Good management skills

Solid creative background, this can be demonstrated in either a personal or business capacity.

The ability to both create new projects and follow them through to completion

Knowledge of both the publishing and the creative magazine industries

To Apply:
Please send the following to Kerrie Allman, KAL Media, Thremhall Park, Start Hill
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, M22 7WE


  • Current CV
  • Covering Letter
  • Any supporting documentation (copies of magazines you have worked on, articles that you have written, details of any websites that you own, blogs that you write, any craft experience that you have, projects that you have worked on etc)


Please do not send originals, photocopies are acceptable at this stage as we cannot guarantee being able to return everything.


Closing Date for applications :  Friday 15th August


Next Steps: Successful candidates will be contacted by phone or email within 2 weeks of the closing date.  Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted by post within 2 weeks of the closing date.


  • First interviews will take place by phone
  • Second interviews will take place at our offices in Bishops Stortford, this will consist of a formal interview with both partners of KAL Media and we will also ask you to give a presentation to us.  Full details of the presentation requirements will be provided to you after the first interview, giving you time to prepare.



One Response to “Job advert – editor for yarn forward magazine.”

  1. kirsty Says:

    How can the editor already be appointed if the closing date is yet to come?

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