Refinery29 is hiring a

Sub Editor - Refinery29 UK

London, United Kingdom

Refinery29 UK is looking for a well-trained, next-generation sub editor to help take our content to the next level. Our ideal candidate is able to excel in a fun and fast-moving environment without losing her/his meticulous attention to detail or missing deadlines. Should be able to work content-agnostically, and with an eye toward accuracy, story organisation, and tone.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Edit anywhere from 8 to 15 stories per day for content and structure, liaising with assigning editor and writer when revisions need to be made.
  • Occasional copy-editing projects for non-editorial departments, including marketing, events, and design.
  • Be absolutely obsessive about clean grammar and typo-free copy.
  • Help evolve and uphold best practices and standards.
  • Ensure all copy is on-brand, on-voice, and with the appropriate tone. Be as mindful of awkward phrasing as you are of inappropriate/sensitive content, and the handling thereof.
  • Turn every headline into a can’t-miss opportunity.
  • Be trained in fact-checking and sourcing, flagging with editors and writers when inconsistencies/errors occur.
  • Be trained in media law.
  • Be trained in SEO.
  • Be familiar with Content Management Systems.


Minimum 3 years in an editing role (not including internships); digital experience preferred.

  • Writing, editing, and copyediting experience a must.
  • Ability to think critically and dissect the crucial message of each story.
  • A flawless command of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment against tight deadlines, without sacrificing accuracy.