Digital Publishing Editor

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
City of London, London, England
Salary
£Competitive salary + company benefits
Posted
14 Oct 2019
Closes
11 Nov 2019
Ref
0000002565
Contact
Reach plc
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Introduction

Reach plc are seeking a Digital Publishing Editor to join our central editorial team, based in our central London office at Lower Thames Street and supporting our Live sites late-working newsdesk.

Whether it's glancing over news updates on the commute home, catching up with the day's big stories whilst dinner is in the oven, or taking a few minutes to wind down before bed, our audience never stop scrolling, so we never stop writing.

While everyone else is getting ready to clock off, you'll be starting your day, ready to provide peak-time live updates and breaking news to our communities. You'll be the eyes and ears of our network across the UK from 4pm to midnight, reaching out to one of the largest audiences in UK media, ranging from one end of the country to the other.

This role will be based alongside the MyLondon team in Lower Thames Street.

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 and Daily Express, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles including LeedsLive, LancsLive, MyLondon, Liverpool ECHO, Manchester Evening News and numerous others.

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
  • Writing Live News content for our network of Live sites
  • Monitoring social media feeds, traffic and travel feeds, tip-off feeds and more to ensure the largest stories are covered in the evening on our Live Network
  • Providing desk-based support to process content, add additional reporting and run live updates for our newsrooms throughout the evening period to maximise audience
  • Writing copy and running live updates to SEO guidelines and industry-leading best practice
  • Writing video-led stories and picture-led stories from the biggest stories across our Network
  • Providing Live News support on pre-planned evening news events

The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for senior qualified journalists who are no stranger to a newsroom. You'll thrive in a high pressure environment, and have a passion for content creation, story sourcing and social media. You'll also need to understand analytics, and how to use them in the context of content commissioning. Experienced with content management, with a good eye for a story, you'll also demonstrate a sound understanding of editorial strategy and brand values.

You'll be driven and determined, but flexible too, as you'll be working on a shift pattern across evenings and weekends. You'll be working as part of a team, so your communication and presentation skills need to be first-class, as well as your ability to take instruction and manage your own workload. You'll need up to date knowledge of media law and IPSO code.


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, 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.