Social Media Editor - Daily Mirror/ Star/ Express & OK!

Reach plc
City of London, London, England
Competitive + company benefits
18 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Video Journalist (Mirror Online)

Following the Mirror Online's success with video content, we have a brilliant opportunity for a Video Journalist to join our team.

As a Video Journalist, you will be tasked with creating online content to support our News, Celebrity and Sport editorial coverage in line with the Mirror Online style.

Ideally the successful candidate will have proven industry experience in a similar role previously however we are also considering candidates who may have also come straight from an accredited NCTJ/BJTC course with strong work experience.

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

Within this role you will join an existing team of video journalists where you will create, edit (Adobe Premiere Pro/ Final Cut) and produce video content to accompany editorial content across various teams, which is consistent with the look and feel of our online site, mirror

You be directly involved in suggesting video content/ concepts by working with our editorial teams in reviewing live analytics to spot top for news stories which will feature on our online site. Once ideas have been formalised and agreed you will be tasked with sourcing relevant footage via sources or shooting footage directly.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally you will have proven industry experience in news/celebrity/sport video editorial coverage, however we are also considering candidates who may have also come straight from an accredited NCTJ/BJTC course with strong work experience.

You will be passionate about video and you have a good knowledge of the vendors in the marketplace.

You will also be confident and experienced in using professional HDVs or DSLRs filming equipment.

As our Video Journalist, you will work as part of our award-winning team and will liaising closely with specialist editors on-site, so professionalism is key.

This role is part of a large team who share shifts covering 24hours, so you will need to be able to work various shifts on a rotating basis.

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.