Assistant News Editor (Live)

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Competitive
  • Company
    Reach Plc  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    7 December 2021  
    Posted on
    24 November 2021  

Job Introduction:

Are you ready to take the next step up the journalism career ladder to join the reporting team and news desk of one of the UK’s fastest growing news websites?

The Daily Star is looking for an Assistant News Editor to join our dynamic digital news team. You will be responsible for taking the lead on major stories and inspiring and leading a large team of reporters. You will have a major role in shaping and setting the news agenda read by millions around the world every day. We are looking for an experienced, versatile journalist who can write stories when required but also cover on the news desk.

So, who are we?

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are 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 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. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take charge and lead coverage on major breaking news stories both domestic and foreign.
  • Find, write and develop stories that will appeal to a UK and global web audience.
  • Break exclusives to ensure Daily Star Online stays a step ahead of our rivals.
  • Sub-edit and manage copy to ensure it is accurate and attention grabbing.
  • Be able to work under pressure and produce content containing the best words, pictures and video.
  • Be willing to work a mixture of day and evening shifts, with some weekend work.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 18 months’ senior experience at a national or regional title.
  • First rate communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A proven love of news and a flair for writing an attention grabbing web-friendly headline.
  • Excellent web and social media skills. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while working across multiple stories.
  • Exceptional media law knowledge.
  • A flexible approach to shift work – this role will involve days, nights and weekends.

Package Description:

  • 25 days holiday per annum when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave.
  • Enhanced Maternity, Partner and Shared Parental Leave benefits.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Share save scheme.
  • Simply Health Cash Plan.
  • A brilliant induction and learning hub.
  • Holiday purchase scheme.
  • Technology purchase scheme.
  • Car purchase scheme.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Lots of high street discounts.
  • Huge focus on Diversity & Inclusion. We have launched 6 networks to drive diversity at work and an inclusive environment, and to give you a voice. We hold panel events with internal and external guest speakers, and provide some really useful resources.
  • Huge focus on your wellbeing. Free wellbeing apps and confidential coaching support, with access to free healthcare advice and counselling (available to your and your immediate family members who live in the same household). Some services are available 24/7 via call and live chat.

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.

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