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Content Editor – ChronicleLive (Maternity Cover)


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  • Date posted
    July 7, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

What will the role involve?

You will support and brief your team of reporters to deliver great content, including words, pictures, video, data and interactives, ensuring we get the highest possible levels of audience engagement. You will organise and manage the publishing of fresh, engaging, accurate and legally sound news content. Live coverage is a vital part of our newsrooms, so you will use your excellent news sense to know when to launch live blogs for big stories and how to maintain momentum as readers flock to our sites.

You will be a hands-on people manager, supporting and inspiring your team to pitch and write engagement stories. You will conduct regular 1:1s to ensure they are developing as journalists. You will oversee our websites and social media channels, helping to develop our social strategy. You will play a crucial role in developing our Customer Value Strategy, focusing on newsletter and looking for opportunities to maximise our audience loyalty.


Who are we looking for?

You are an experienced senior journalist with your Senior NCTJ/NQJ Level 6 journalism (or in house equivalent) qualification and extensive media law knowledge. You have a proven track record of writing and editing digital news content in a fast paced newsroom environment. You are a first class writer and storyteller with a thorough understanding of our news brands and audience engagement strategies. You have a good understanding of SEO, search, social and digital audience behaviour. You are social media savvy and have experience utilising various social platforms including but not limited to Facebook, X and Instagram. Ideally you have prior people management experience, or you are keen to step up into a management role, utilising your communication, motivation and people skills to do so. You have excellent local knowledge and can use this to inform your content decisions.

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 well match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years service with Reach, youll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day – an additional days leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and youll 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 UKs top 50 Inclusive Employers everyones 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 – youll 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.