News Editor

Reach plc
South East England, England
£26000 - £27000 per annum
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced news editor who can fly through copy and make it sing?
Can you spot the news line in a council report or the follow-up lurking in a Community Health Council minute?
SEACAM (South East and Cambridge) region of Reach Plc is looking for a hard-working, deft, lover of words and local government to join our team.
You'll be responsible for leading our local democracy reporters and making their copy irresistible.

Role Responsibility

  • Editing content to ensure it is high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written.
  • Managing our team of BBC local democracy reporters to ensure they are producing high-quality content on a daily basis.
  • Coming up with lots of ideas to ensure our content is always of the highest possible standard.
  • Transferring content from the BBC system to our own system and ensuring it is presented on our websites in a way that engages and drives a digital audience.
  • Meticulously managing a diary to ensure that all key meetings and stories are covered.
  • Dealing with any complaints that arise and helping to maintain good working relationships with the people who we write about.
  • Using analytics to identify how stories should be presented once transferred to our sites to gain the biggest possible audience.
  • Sharing our stories on social media and helping to increase our social media audience.
  • Ensuring you have a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines.

The ideal candidate

  • You will ideally be an existing news/content editor or a talented senior reporter looking for an exciting new challenge.
  • You will have an understanding of all the storytelling requirements of a digital newsroom.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • You will regularly come up with brilliant ideas for engaging and shareable content.
  • You will be motivated by the challenge of producing stories ready for digital audience spikes.
  • You will be experienced in reporting on local government or editing local government copy.
  • You will have some experience of managing, motivating and inspiring a team.
  • You will possess a full driving licence.

Package Description
In addition to competitive salaries, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc offer a whole host of voluntary flexible benefits. These include a car scheme, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, staff discounts, season tickets & parking loans and an employee assistance programme.