Reviews Editor, BBC Sky at Night - Part Time

Our Media Bristol United Kingdom Up to £13,200 Remote working

Company Description

Our Media is a leading special-interest content business, based in the buzzing, creative city of Bristol. We're home to market-leading brands in craft, cycling, science and nature, homes and music.

We help our audiences pursue their passions through highly trusted, original content – in print, video and online. Our much-loved brands include BBC Science Focus, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Your Home,, BikeRadar and Cycling Plus.


BBC Sky at Night Magazine is the UK’s leading astronomy magazine and website. Aimed at readers with an interest in stargazing, space science and spaceflight, it’s where amateur astronomers come to share in the wonder of space and their love of the night sky.

Every issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine delivers inspirational, authoritative and accessible content. Our monthly Sky Guide is packed with the best targets to see in the night sky for all skill levels, from naked-eye stargazers to experienced astrophotographers. Yet knowledge makes nature more beautiful, and the magazine provides a deeper understanding of the processes behind the view we see, covering the latest developments in professional astronomy.

As well as sharing practical stargazing advice from amateur astronomers and photographers, each issue includes reviews of the latest telescopes and cameras for readers to get the most from their time under the stars.

We are looking for a reviews editor to join us on a part-time basis for 14/15 hours per week, spread over a few days to allow the reviews editor to check in with the rest of the team regularly, and to respond to queries and issues quickly.

The reviews editor will be responsible for managing four key sections of content – Equipment Reviews, Accessories, DIY Astronomy, and Astrophotography Processing.

For a full list of responsibilities, please see the job decription.



  • A good knowledge and a keen interest in the following areas: practical astronomy, astrophotography and/or optical equipment.
  • An understanding of what makes an engaging feature for the BBC Sky at Night audience.
  • Able to generate ideas for articles and identify which writers have the right expertise.
  • Well organised, to keep on top of article records and plan work up to 3 months in advance.

Nice to have

  • Experience of commissioning writers.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Contact list of writers and subject experts in amateur astronomy and astrophotography.

Other information

We respect and value differences. We believe that when people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives work together, we can create the most value for our people, readers, customers, and society. If you are excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with everything listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway, as you may still be a good fit for this or other roles.

We’re striving to create a more diverse and inclusive environment and to ensure our content is representative of all our audiences. We have established five internal D&I network groups to help our people feel supported and included, and to provide an open environment for people to network, mentor and exchange ideas, solutions, and experiences. If there is anything we can do to make our recruitment process more accessible for you, please do let us know at [email protected].

Flexible and hybrid working

We know we create great things and have fun when we come together in person and collaborate. We also know that working from home brings great benefits in terms of being able to focus on our work, and manage our personal lives around our roles. With this in mind, we have established a hybrid working pattern, with 60% of the working week spent in the office.

For this role, we can offer fully remote working, providing the Reviews Editor can be on-site once a month to record podcasts. Some time on-site will be required in the early stages of the role in order to get up to speed with the team and ways of working.

Our people also benefit from a flexi time policy, and a flexi location policy which gives everyone the opportunity to work from another location for two weeks during the year.

We are open to discussion about flexible working requests for any flexibility needs not covered by these policies.

Company benefits include

  • Pension contribution matched to 5%
  • Season ticket loan
  • Hybrid working pattern, flexi start/finish time
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure, plus your birthday off
  • Option to buy/sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Social committee, regular in-house learning events
  • 4x life assurance

Our values

We strongly believe that work is not just about what we achieve, but how we achieve it. We want our people to thrive and develop, and we want to effect positive change in the world.

We have an ambitious and robust sustainability strategy, which includes a zero-to-waste, renewable-energy-fuelled office at Eagle House, the complete removal of single-use plastics from our supply chain, and a roadmap to be fully carbon neutral by 2030.

To put that spirit at the heart of our business, we recently co-created a set of values with input from everyone here. Our values are:

  • Be kind
  • Always curious
  • Be the best we can be

Apply today to take the next step in your career with Our Media.

Please note, we review CVs on an ongoing basis and may close the role early due to high interest, If you're interested in joining us, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

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