After almost 10 years in business, we’ve come to the conclusion that one of the best things about our magazines is the people behind them. Here’s the group of people who make the magazine magic happen.
“I love the buzz. No two days are the same at DC Publishing. The best thing about my job is the team, and seeing how passionate everyone is about our magazines. I enjoy seeing things grow and change in the industry, and coming up with new ideas to take our publications to the next level.”
After working in publishing for many years, Denise launched DC Publishing back in 2007 with one magazine, Primary Life. She’s an award-nominated publisher, noted as ‘one to watch’ at the PPA Scotland Scottish Magazine Awards – and she’s very hands-on with everything in the business.
Editorial and production
“What I like about working at DC Publishing is the fact that every day is different. I’ve had so many incredible opportunities during my time here which I’d never have had in another graduate job.”
Lindsay has been working in journalism since she was 16 (which is longer ago than she’d care to admit), and over the years she’s done everything from book reviews to working as an agony aunt for a Scottish newspaper. She’s been with DC Publishing for almost six years, where she’s worked her way up from staff writer fresh out of university to editor on all of the group’s titles. Lindsay’s favourite interviews to date have been former First Minister Alex Salmond and Miss Piggy – it’s the diversity of her job that she enjoys most.
“I love that my job lets me be as nosy as I like, and no two days are the same.”
Kirsty worked with us as a student writer on Source, and joined us full-time after completing her MA Journalism in 2016. Her favourite DC highlights include securing Katie Piper as a cover star, chatting to her favourite bands and becoming best friends with Xtra Factor presenter Matt Edmondson.*
*He said he liked the interview – that makes them friends, right?
“It’s great to be part of an ever-growing company that produces fantastic magazines, really value their team and are passionate about what they do.”
Lucy has over 11 years’ worth of experience in design, creating everything from magazines to adverts to wedding stationery. Her favourite part of the job is seeing the magazines when they come back from the printers.
“I have learned so much since I started at DC Publishing in 2016. I love seeing how magazines are made, and getting to speak to people working in lots of different industries every day.”
Lisa joined DC Publishing fresh out of school as an apprentice administration assistant, and soon got promoted to production assistant, chasing advertising copy and dealing with general administrative tasks. She completed her apprenticeship in under a year, and is now a permanent fixture in the office.
“Every day presents new and interesting challenges at DC Publishing and I really thrive on that. I love being surrounded by people who are really passionate about their job too – it’s a great team.”
Marian is the longest-serving member of staff at DC Publishing, having worked on all of the group’s magazines at one time or another over the last seven years. A marketing graduate, Marian is also the office’s social coordinator – our Christmas parties are legendary thanks to her organisational skills.
Source and Teachers’ Resource
“Being at DC Publishing allows you to feel as if you have some control over the magazine you’re working on. As the only sales executive on both Source and Teachers’ Resource, it instils real passion in my work which hopefully comes across when I am dealing with new and existing clients.”
Scott has worked in sales for 16 years, 10 of which have been spent in the media, selling on newspapers, online and, of course, magazines. When he’s not at work, he’s spending time with his family, and he’s a massive fan of football and music.
Family Life and Teachers’ Resource SEN
“I really enjoy working on Family Life due to the superb content and the amazing client base that I liaise with across a whole range of different sectors.”
With 15 years’ experience in advertising sales and marketing behind her, Karen’s got a real passion for her job. She’s a firm believer in the power of print in the digital age – so she fits right in here at DC Publishing!