Chantelle – Magazine Managing Editor

What do you love most about working at Property Hub?

There’s a lot to love about working at Property Hub, but top of the list for me has to be the people. I’m only in the office once a week (I work the rest from home), but I’ve always felt part of the team.

There’s a real camaraderie between everyone – no matter what department you work in – and no one considers themselves too important to put the kettle on. We work hard but we like to enjoy ourselves too, so there’s always plenty of fun stuff to get involved in – as you’ll have probably seen on social.

I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of people to work with. It might sound mushy, but they really do motivate and inspire me. Since joining Property Hub I’ve started exercising more (thanks to the steps challenge), reading more (thanks to our new book club) and I’m trying out meditation for the first time.

What does your role involve day-to-day?

A typical day begins at my desk with a large cup of tea (in my Property Hub mug) and a plan of the issue of the magazine we’re working on in front of me. This helps me identify what content needs to be written, edited or designed and what I need to focus on that day.

In the early stages of production it’s all about deciding what we’re going to cover. I catch-up with the rest of the marketing team regularly to run through our ideas. We’re really fortunate that lots of hubbers want to share their stories, so we’re never short of inspiration.

The next step is getting it all written. We have an amazing team of freelance writers that help me out with this part, I couldn’t do it without them. Once all the words and images are in place and have been edited, our talented designer Richard puts it all together ready for me to proof before it’s printed and sent to its final destination: your doormat.

What’s the best part of your role?

I’m very lucky to be trusted to retell the stories of some seriously impressive people. Whether it’s an established investor with a bulging property portfolio or someone just starting out with their first buy-to-let, the people we feature have a huge amount of drive and determination to succeed at what they’re doing which I find admirable. Plus, I get to be nosey (purely in the interest of the magazine of course) and ask the questions that reveal the nitty-gritty details we all want to know.

If you could describe working at Property Hub in just 3 words, what would they be and why?

Fun: there’s never a dull day – we’re a team of one-handed clapping, pet-loving, yoga-posing misfits who love a good reason to celebrate. I’ve laughed *A LOT* since working here and discovered I’m really bad at ping pong.

Innovative: we’re always looking for ways to improve what we do and we’re not afraid to try new things, which makes it an exciting place to be.

Friendly: you can guarantee a warm welcome, even if you’re the postman. We look out for one another and there is always someone there to lend a helping hand if you need it.