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News Content Editor – Google Showcase, Apple News & WhatsApp

ReachPlc

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  • Date posted
    March 25, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    April 24, 2024
  • Career Level
    Manager

Job Description

Job Description

What will the role involve?

You will manage your team of content curators in producing content which engages readers and reaches as many people as possible. You will publish content online with a focus on Google News, Google Discover, Apple News, Flipboard, Upday and Whatsapp. You will provide support and guidance to your team to encourage them to source the most engaging content at pace.

You will play a key role in growing and driving readership across a wide variety of Reach brands. You will curate content, from selecting stories, checking headlines and choosing images for published content, ensuring IPSO and Reach’s digital publishing standards are met at all times. This role includes shift and weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every three, so a flexible approach is required.

Qualifications

Who are we looking for?

Essential:

  • Senior NCTJ/NQJ journalism qualification (or in house equivalent) with extensive digital newsroom experience
  • You may be a current Content Editor ready to move into a wider reaching role that covers a variety of titles, or a Senior Reporter ready to take the next step up to an Editor position
  • Proven understanding of audience content distribution through Google Discover, Apple News and Whatsapp is essential
  • Ability to rewrite copy for various audiences
  • Proven track record of distributing published content via social media platforms
  • First class writing skills with a keen eye for what makes an engaging story. You will have a passion for digital journalism and understand the key role specialist distribution and analytics play in stories reaching our audiences

Desirable:

  • Experience working with push notifications
  • You will be a team player who is keen to step into a supportive managerial role
  • You know how to encourage your team to get the best out of them, whilst driving towards deadlines and targets

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.