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Good Housekeeping eyes regional readership

Northwest chosen to roll out the first regional edition

Good Housekeeping now has its eyes on the northwest of Britain as it is all set to publish its first regional edition, with a 16-page section focusing on the northwest counties of England.

The December issue, Good Housekeeping's Christmas release, includes ten pages of editorial content targeted at the regional audience of Merseyside, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales.

This issue also features "real life stories from successful north-western female businesswomen".
National Magazines has produced 70,000 copies for the northwest to be sold across 6,000 outlets.

The Christmas issue, along with Christmas gift guides, will highlight the best travel destinations, restaurants and events in the region, while focusing on the local food and produce.

After gauging the success of its first regional venture, National Magazines will consider rolling out its longest running title across other regions in the UK.

Lindsay Nicholson, the magazine's editorial director, said the northwest was chosen to roll out the first regional edition as "it has such a strong identity and is so rich with culture."

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We're hiring! Join the New Statesman as an editorial assistant

The NS is looking for a new recruit.

The New Statesman is hiring an editorial assistant, who will work across the website and magazine to help the office run smoothly. The ideal candidate will have excellent language skills, a passion for journalism, and the ability to work quickly and confidently under pressure.

The job is a broad one – you will need to understand the requirements of both halves of the magazine (politics and culture) as well as having an interest in the technical requirements of magazine and website production. Experience with podcasts and social media would be helpful.

The right person will have omnivorous reading habits and the ability to assimilate new topics at speed. You will be expected to help out with administration tasks around the office, so you must be willing to take direction and get involved with unglamorous tasks. There will be opportunities to write, but this will not form the main part of the job. (Our current editorial assistant is now moving on to a writing post.)

This is a full-time paid job, which would suit a recent graduate or someone who is looking for an entry into journalism. On the job training and help with career development will be offered.

Please apply with an email to Stephen Bush (Stephen. Bush @ with the subject line ‘Editorial Assistant application’.  

In your covering letter, please include a 300-word analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the New Statesman. Please also include 500 words on what you consider to be the most interesting trend in British politics, and your CV as a Word document. 

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 12th October.