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Audience Writer – South West


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  • Date posted
    March 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    May 8, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Job Description

What will the role involve?

You will play a key role within the South West’s ‘network newsroom’ team, producing coverage of the biggest national, entertainment, television, celebrity and trending opportunities that are relevant to or of interest to readers on the patch and beyond. You will be producing quick, accurate and useful reports, live blogs and videos for all titles on patch, prioritising those that will reach the largest audience and including producing affiliate content to drive further revenue for the business.

You will also work to ensure content is accurate, in line with all titles’ brand values, engages readers and reaches as many people as possible as quickly as possible whilst being adaptable and flexible at all times, assisting other teams where required and working in flexible weekday shifts dictated by audience demands, and in weekend shifts where required.


Who are we looking for?


  • An NCTJ (or equivalent) qualification with in depth knowledge of media law is essential
  • A proven track record of creating and publishing digital content in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Knowledge of the South West is essential
  • Social Media skills
  • Video creation and editing skills


  • Being based in and having the ability to travel where the story is in the South West is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working a CMS, shooting video and taking pictures for stories is desirable

Additional Information

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

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.