The Friend Publications is responsible for publishing the Friend magazine and website, Friends Quarterly and a range of books. Both editorially and in governance, we are independent of Britain Yearly Meeting.

As the Friend this year celebrates 175 years of continuous publication, and with the introduction last year of full-colour printing, this is an exciting moment in our history.

We are seeking a person of vision and energy to work closely with trustees and staff to further develop and implement the strategic plan for the Friend Publications.

As well as responsibility for editing the Friend, the strategic plan looks to this post to extend the range and format of publications, to reach out to the Quaker community and beyond.

The post of CEO and editor requires someone who is an imaginative and able team leader, with editorial and managerial experience allied to strong journalistic skills. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and close familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends. The post is based in our London offices. Some weekend working will be required.

The person appointed will work with a dedicated and professional team, working hard within tight deadlines to produce a weekly magazine in an atmosphere of mutual encouragement and trust.

For further details and an application pack please email the company secretary Janet Barlow:

Closing date for applications 11 October, interviews late October.

The Friend Publications Ltd is a registered charity, no. 211649.


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