Weekend Digital Content Editor - Somerset/Bath

6 days left

Reach plc
Bath, Somerset, England
£Competitive + Company benefits
21 Nov 2018
19 Dec 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

Somerset Live/Bath Live is looking for a highly-talented and creative digital journalist to drive and grow our weekend operation.

The perfect candidate will have not only have an impeccable news sense, but also a clear understanding of what our audience wants and when they want it.

Working Wednesday to Sunday, the Weekend Digital Content Editor will drive audience to our digital publishing platforms and help guide the reporting team.

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.

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
  • Maintain a strong online presence across social media platforms
  • Build audience engagement through excellent online storytelling abilities
  • Provide direction to fellow journalists
  • Create and present engaging content based on search and social media trends and audience behaviour - often when time is of the essence.

The Ideal Candidate

You'll demonstrate initiative, be a self-starter with experience in content management systems and analytics.

We expect candidates to have the National Qualification of Journalism or equivalent but will consider, in special circumstances, applicants without this who have an an exceptional track record in digital publishing. A driving licence is essential.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to heath and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

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.

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