Assistant Editor - Mirror Online - Canary Wharf

Reach plc
City of London, London, England
Competitive plus company benefits
29 Aug 2018
26 Sep 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Editor - Mirror Online - Canary Wharf

Are you a first class journalist whose passion is digital? Are you ready for the next step in your career, working in one of the most dynamic online operations in the UK? Then this could be the role for you.

Who are we?

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead team day-to-day, overseeing content and liaising with all departments to create a dynamic and diverse website
  • Implement editorial direction and strategy as set by the editorial director
  • Manage staff and projects as and when required
  • Lead digital conferences and represent the department in print equivalent
  • Work with the editorial director on new strategy and projects
  • Ensure all content is legally and IPSO compliant
  • Work closely with print colleagues (national and regional)
  • Show flexibility in the role and willing to work - at times - unsociable hours, including weekends
  • Take interest in the development of staff and ensure department's culture is open and inclusive·

The Ideal Candidate
  • At least five years experience in digital media with two at a national or major regional title
  • Significant experience of managing staff in a pressured and frequently changing environment
  • An open and flexible approach with the ability to learn new skills fast - and to teach them to others
  • Passion to break stories and to present them in the best possible way across multiple platforms
  • A journalism qualification - NCTJ, Trinity Mirror or equivalent

Package Description
  • Competitive salary including a strong benefits package
  • 25 days holiday plus eight bank holidays a year
  • A chance to develop your career at Reach Plc
  • Competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio

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.