Commercial Writer

Reach plc
Competitive + bonus
29 Jul 2021
26 Aug 2021
Reach plc
Full Time

Reach PLC is looking for an experienced Commercial Writer to join our new and expanding Commercial Partnerships Team!

The Partnerships Team is at the forefront of Reach's Customer Value Strategy, sourcing and growing partners, products and services that have a strong fit with and offer great value to our readers and users. Compelling and engaging content is at the heart of this, informing and entertaining, and generating response that drives the success of our partnerships. They're highly varied - from sports, to finance, lifestyle and competitions - and creating this is the core to this role and key to our success.

We are looking for someone who is a creative writer and thinker, comfortable writing for print, digital, video and social, and experienced in driving results and commercial success.

The role will be home based with some working capacity in our London head office, or regional hubs depending on the successful candidates location.

So who are we?

You might not have heard of us, but we have probably met without you even realising it. Reach plc is home to the UK and Ireland's most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and of course, the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories, because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?

A critical role within the Partnerships Team, creating compelling, engaging and motivating content that gets captures emotion and generates a response, contributing to the success and performance of our partnerships.

Content is a key, and a proven element of our media armoury (includes print ads, sponsorship digital display, integrated widgets, video and social media) and is at the very heart of what Reach does as a business.

You'll be working closely with our commercial, operations, editorial and social teams to publish and present great commercial content natively into our products.

Who are we looking for?

A confident, creative and articulate writer, with 5 years' experience of writing engaging commercial content across a range of sectors.

  • Excellent knowledge of SEO and writing for search traffic acquisition
  • Experience of social media campaigns is beneficial
  • A good grasp of Google Analytics and knowledge of commercial KPIs
  • Experience of commercial writing and delivering against KPIs
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure and to deadlines
  • A collaborator and great to work with

Package Description

We are offering a competitive salary benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Inclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice
  • 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.