Job Details

Editorial Coordinator - AP&L Journal

Parks and Leisure Australia

6 December 2018
6 January 2019
Nicoll Parton




Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)  is looking for an Editorial Coordinator for the AP&L Journal and to work with PLA staff and Universal Magazines to a develop a superior publication in order to increase subscriptions, readership and advertising revenue.

The Australasian Parks & Leisure Journal is a print and digital medium that appeals to the needs of professionals who want quick access to research, best practice, and news on changes in the park and leisure industry. Whether readers are consuming the publication in print or digital format, they are getting the best material on park and leisure developments in Australasia.

2019 Editions

  • 22.1 AUTUMN Community & Urban Planning | Out 14 Mar
  • 22.2 WINTER Recreation & Physical Activity | Out 13 Jun
  • 22.3 SPRING Parks, Gardens & Conservation | Out 12 Sept 
  • 22.4 SUMMER Events, Tourism & the Arts | Out 12 Dec

The Role

 As Editorial Coordinator you will be supported by Parks and Leisure Australia, New Zealand Recreation Association and Universal Co..  Universal Co. (also publishers of Outdoor Design Source) are responsible for final editorial control, design, print and distribution. 

The Editorial Coordinator is required to:

  • Source innovative and leading edge content for each edition
  • Ensure the publication showcases industry and PLA and NZRA member achievements
  • Brief and chase contributors in order to meet content requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensure contributions are relevant to the specific themes of each edition.
  • Supply a minimum of 15 x 1200 word articles for each edition.
  • Liaise with PLA Advisory in order to obtain leading edge research abstracts deemed highly relevant to the readership.
  •  Source images for the editorial and obtain all usage rights clearances for publication.
  • Check all editorial before submission and submit by the scheduled editorial due date.

Key Dates

  • Open – Friday 7th December, 2018
  • Close – Monday 28th January, 2019
  • Position commences – late January, 2019 (negotiable)


Expressions of interest should include:

  • A brief outline of key ideas on the future direction of the AP&L Journal [max 500 words]
  • A brief CV for the individual or each member of the proposed team, including previous editorial or organisational experience and research strengths [1100 words each]
  • A minimum of two referees who are able to vouch for your experience

Please address applications to:

Att: Nicoll Parton

National Manager Marketing and Communications Parks and Leisure Australia


CLOSING: Monday 28th January, 2019

More Information

 contact Nicoll Parton, Manager Marketing and Communications, P: 08 8332 0130 E:





Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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