Overnight News Reporter - Mirror Online

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
City of London, London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
30 Oct 2019
Ref
0000003293
Contact
Reach plc
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overnight News Reporter - Mirror Online


Mirror Online is looking for outstanding news reporters to join our overnight team. We are keen to speak with experienced news reporters that thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment and enjoy the thrill of reporting breaking news as it happens. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing dynamic team and drive the Mirror's extensive editorial content and digital presence.

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

The successful candidate for this role will write and develop stories, with great pictures and engaging video. You will deliver a fast turnaround on major news stories across the UK and around the world. You will be responsible for breaking exclusives to ensure Mirror Online stays a step ahead of our rivals.


The Ideal Candidate

You will be a qualified and experienced journalist, possessing at least 18 months experience at a national or major regional title. Passionate about delivering a wide range of engaging human interest and hard-hitting news stories, you will understand what works for a digital audience and deliver content to prove this.
You must have sound legal knowledge, with first-class editing, writing and subbing skills.

You will relish the daily challenge of working under pressure and to tight deadlines. This role will involve working overnight shifts during weekdays and weekends. You will be social media savvy with current SEO knowledge. An understanding of Escenic CMS and Chartbeat is desirable


Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday 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, discounted gym membership, 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.