Associate Editor

  • London  
    perm  
    Competitive + company benefits  
  • Company
    Reach Plc  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    22 October 2020  
    Posted on
    13 October 2020  

Are you a senior journalist whose passion is digital? Are you ready for one of the biggest jobs in UK digital news journalism? Then this could be the role for you. Here at Reach plc we are looking to recruit an Associate Editor to join our Mirror Online team. We are looking for a confident experienced journalist who is used to working within a national newsroom environment previously before, and is looking to join our brilliant editorial team.
 

So, who are we?

Hello, 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:

What you’ll do:

  • Deputise for the Online Editor, when required, to run the site and represent Digital in senior editorial meetings.
  • Lead team day-to-day, overseeing content and liaising with all departments to create a dynamic and diverse website.
  • Implement editorial direction and strategy as set by the audience director.
  • Lead digital conferences and represent the department in print equivalent.
  • Work with the editorial director on new strategy and projects.
  • Ensure all content is legally and IPSO compliant.
  • Work closely with print colleagues (national and regional).
  • Take interest in the development of staff and ensure the department’s culture is open and inclusive.

The Ideal Candidate:

What we are looking for:

  • We are looking for someone with a strong background in digital media across national titles or a major regional title.
  • You will be someone who loves to hit big audience targets and can help build a strong team to follow suit.
  • You will be at ease when it comes to managing staff in a what can be a pressured and frequently changing environment.
  • Someone who has an open and flexible approach with the ability to learn new skills fast - and to teach them to others!
  • Most importantly you will have a passion for breaking stories and finding a way to present them in the best possible way across multiple platforms.
  • A journalism qualification - NCTJ, Trinity Mirror or equivalent.
  • Show flexibility in the role and willing to work - at times - unsociable hours, including weekends.
     

Package Description:

We offer:

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Holiday purchase scheme.
  • 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. 

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