SEO Writer

Reach plc
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
14 Oct 2021
11 Nov 2021
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for an experienced SEO Writer to join us as part of our network of Live brands, covering Birmingham.

Our SEO Writers are responsible for ensuring our titles are reaching as many people as possible, who are using search engines to find answers which we can legitimately provide for them. This role will provide content which meets their search needs, and also makes readers want to return and spend more time with us.

This role will require you to work from our Birmingham office up to two days per week and the other part of the week you will be home based but will need to live on patch.

Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this the role may close without notice, so please don't delay in your application.

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

So, who are we?

Hello, we are Reach! You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland's most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Role Duties

    Use search tools to research and understand the topics which people are searching forIdentify topics which local brands can legitimately become an authority inProduce content which meets search needs and which will also give readers what they wantProvide advice, when asked on optimising other local content for searchBuild communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engaged with readers about those storiesEnsure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the Editor's Code of practiceAct up or cover in other roles as and when required by the businessUphold Reach's policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non discrimination are upheld in everything we publish.

Ideal candidate

    Digital publishing skills - working a CMS, shooting video, taking picturesVideo and photography editing skillsSocial media skills - following on social media, track record of building communities on social mediaPassion for digital storytelling in local journalismExperience in SEO, driving digital traffic to websites

Package Description

    We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;25 days holiday per annumContributory pension schemeFree wellbeing apps and coaching supportInclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice Simply Health Healthcare CashplanHoliday purchase schemePlus lots of high street discounts!