Regional Editor

28 Jun 2021
26 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Regional Editor

Location: Liverpool

Salary: Dependent on experience

Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story? Can you lead and motivate a team of ambitious journalists?

We are looking for regional editors with digital expertise to be part of the collaborative team behind the UK's latest national news title, nationalworld .com, and its supporting titles.

We are growing quickly online so we are investing to make sure we are writing more of the stories we know our readers love to read, while also setting the agenda for towns and cities across the UK.

Based in one of the UK's big cities and working remotely, you will use your senior reporter or editor experience and qualification(s) in journalism to ensure we are delivering high-quality stories for our new and fast-growing national title, NationalWorld .com, and brands across our network.

You will also have the hunger to learn, develop and embrace change as our business develops.

Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great digital content.

Scope and purpose of the role

To ensure nationalworld .com and associated digital platforms are updated with engaging news, features, video and analysis

To lead a team of journalists targeted at key topics and themes

To ensure we achieve our audience targets while maintaining our high ethical and legal standards

To work with teams across JPIMedia, sharing ideas and stories

To understand and take action from audience data and analytics

Key duties and responsibilities

Day-to-day management of a team of journalists

Ensure the production and publishing of quality news and lifestyle content on the websites.

Ensure round-the-clock new coverage, with a focus on developing passionate, local audiences.

Drive the news content agenda, making our digital platforms leaders in breaking news, information, data, interaction and fun to do with the places we cover

Ensure a daily diet of informative content is produced to meet the requirements of the newsroom's daily content schedule

Develop relationships with readers and other organisations so that our brands are turn-to destinations for content and engagement

Ensure audience data drives content decisions and that audience targets are met

Continually suggest innovative content ideas that engage, interest and inform readers

Develop personal brand to become a trusted expert and public face

Have strong and active social media presence

Produce agenda-setting exclusives, opinion and commentary

Assist in general uploading, digital content creation, optimisation and website management in line with established workflows

Lead digital conferences and planning meetings

Undertake company/editorial projects and any other duties from time to time as reasonably requested by management

Achieve pageview targets, ensure team author goals are achieved


* Journalist qualification (or relevant time-served experience)

* Demonstrable experience of leading a team of journalists or being a senior reporter in a newsroom

* First-class organisational skills

* An excellent understanding of the news agenda and a strong interest in current affairs

* Experience of and ability to use analytics to identify digital audience and content trends and commission content accordingly

* Adaptable and flexible

* Creativity and flair

* Excellent attention to detail

* Self-motivated, highly organised and able to take instruction as well as manage
own workload efficiently

* Experience writing high-quality content for digital platforms

* Experience of providing analysis and commentary on other media outlets

* Strong digital skills and excellent communicator on social media

* Awareness and understanding of how people use the internet to search for information

* Ability to work quickly and effectively under deadline pressure

* Flexible approach to shifts

* Up-to-date knowledge of media law and IPSO code

* Full driving licence

JPIMedia is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We encourage and consider flexible working arrangements for all roles