Video Journalist - Niche Sites

Reach plc
Competitive + company benefits
14 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
Reach plc
Full Time

Reach plc are recruiting a Video Journalist who will work across our niche sites which include TeamDogs and 2Chill. Within this role you will source video news content across our specialist sites. We are looking for someone who is keen, quick to learn, a good decision maker and who wants to be at the heart of digital storytelling!

So, who are Reach - and most importantly what is 'TeamNiche'

You'll be joining an ambitious, experienced yet experimental line-up right at the start of the venture have launched two brand new social media sites already (TeamDogs and 2Chill) and now is the time to recruit the best people with the right skills and attitude to make them fly.

What will the role involve?

    In this role you will be responsible for spotting opportunities which will create great video content right across the spectrum, be it breaking hard news, lifestyle, celebrity or business.You will be confident in the social media world and will use effective social searches to source video content that will get our readers talking and sharing our content.Whilst the role will be video focused, you must also be a strong writer and will be responsible for writing stories, creating engaging captions and headlines which compliments your video content.Working with pace and creativity to support breaking news stories with engaging videoBe a positive ambassador for video across the newsroomsCreate and share content in a way which meets standards set by the business in terms of quality, consistency, legal accuracy and IPSO complianceMaintain a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and IPSO codeUnderstand legal and copyright issues around sourcing, filming and publishing videoUndertake company/editorial projects and any other duties from time to time as reasonably requested by management.Maintain the highest personal standards of professionalism and integrity at all times within the framework of current legislation and Reach editorial and company policies

Who are we looking for?

    First and foremost you will be an experienced journalist within both written and creating visual content.You will be a confident storyteller who understands how to create content for a digital audience.Excellent video editing skills using Premier ProTo source and share video that gets readers talking, through excellent use of social mediaExperience with Google Analytics and Chartbeat is desirable.You will be confident filming and editing video on mobile, social and desktop web and will have experience of using Premier Pro, or equivalent software.Understanding of SEO, search, social and digital audience behaviourGreat communication skills, both written and verbal Reach or equivalent journalist qualification (or relevant time-served experience)

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

    25 days holiday per annumContributory pension schemeFree wellbeing apps and coaching supportSimply Health Healthcare CashplanHoliday purchase schemePlus lots of high street discounts

Reach plc believes 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.