Entertainment Reporter

Reach plc
Exeter, Devon, England
£Competitive salary + company benefits
20 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

We've got the ultimate job for a brilliant digital storyteller with their finger on the pulse of all things entertainment, from the world's biggest celebrities to the latest bars and restaurants opening in Devon.

DevonLive is one of the fastest-growing regional websites in the UK, generating more than 14million page views a month and reaching more than 3million people.

We have a fantastic office in Exeter city centre and work closely with our regional news hub in Plymouth to cover the news, sport and entertainment that matters to the people of Devon.

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, OK! & New! Magazines 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 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities

You'll be covering all aspects of entertainment, from shopping to food and drink, nightclubs to the biggest gigs and the latest celebrity news, bringing it to life in an engaging way.

Your role will even involve watching telly at work, from This Morning to Call The Cops, spotting those TV moments that everyone is talking about.

You'll be part of an entertainment team working across Devon and Cornwall to ensure that we capture all the latest entertainment news across our three websites, DevonLive, CornwallLive and PlymouthLive.

The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for a reporter who loves all things celebrity, TV and entertainment, who knows how to tell stories in words, pictures, video and audio to engage an audience and who has the social media skills that will bring content to life and make it stand out in people's newsfeeds.

Our ideal candidate would have experience in a digital newsroom, would understand how to optimise stories for search, have a keen eye on analytics and uses social media to find and promote stories - getting involved with our communities and engaging with readers.

Our newsroom is fast-paced, experimental and innovative and we need journalists who enjoy the challenge of a truly digital newsroom and embrace change.

We need someone with a real focus on audience, a willingness to learn and a flexible approach.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, 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 health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe 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. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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