Deputy Digital Publishing Editor

Reach plc
Leicestershire, England
13 Jul 2018
10 Aug 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Digital Publishing Editor


£Competitive + Company benefits


Closing date: 27/07/2018

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Digital Publishing Editor to join the LeicestershireLive team. Reporting to the Digital Publishing Editor, you will be working out of the Leicester Mercury's busy city centre office. This is a great opportunity for a content editor or reporter looking to move on to the content desk at a fast-moving news publisher.

We want to hear from passionate and organised news managers who can get the most from the stories, pictures and video that engage our target audiences. This is a role which requires flexibility and involves managing a dynamic team of reporters in ensuring the generation, creation and publication of multimedia news content that works brilliantly across all of our digital and print platforms. You will be producing and publishing in line with company strategy for digital growth.

You are enthusiastic and have the high standards we need to ensure digital targets are achieved and that our news coverage is high-quality, comprehensive and essential for our local audience. You will also stand in for the Digital Publishing Editor as required in creating and delivering editorial strategy for regional digital platforms including LeicestershireLive.

LeicestershireLive's way of working requires every member of the team to be audience-focused and flexible. Live stories are at the heart of the operation and, as such, team members will need to have a flexible approach to working patterns and content.

About our business:

LeicestershireLive is one of the biggest sites of Reach plc, the award-winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products Reach is one of the UK's largest multimedia companies, employing more than 6,000 people across 60-plus locations around the country.

Trusted, relevant, reliable and essential on social, mobile, desktop and in print, our loyal readers and advertisers are attracted by the knowledge, insight and vital services that our iconic brands (Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Daily Record and the Daily Mirror nationally, to name just a few) provide.

Key Responsibilities

The key focus in this role is sourcing, publishing and sharing high-quality, original stories, pictures and video for website, app and social media platforms. You will be briefing reporters and making data-led decisions about where and when to engage our readers with content that is exciting, eye-catching and interesting.

Working patterns

The smooth working of LeicestershireLive is driven from a carefully-constructed rota that is designed to allocate cover for the right roles and the right times of the day, evening and weekends. To ensure a fair distribution of shifts between the whole team, your role will involve some early, late and weekend working.

The Ideal Candidate

    Reach plc or equivalent journalist qualification (or relevant time-served experience)Excellent writing skills and experience writing professionallyExperience of managing a news publishing team and achieving digital objectivesUnderstanding of digital publishing, including SEO, live-blogging, push, analytics and digital audience behaviourSolid understanding of social media and social publishing toolsExcellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenEnergy, enthusiasm and self-motivationAbility to work quickly and effectively under deadline pressureAbility to work well as a team leaderFlexible approach to shiftsEnthusiasm about representing Leicestershire Live at internal and external seminars and forumsUp-to-date legal and IPSO Code knowledgeFull 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.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.