Content Editor - My London

  • London  
    Competitive plus company benefits  
  • Company
    Reach Plc  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    25 October 2020  
    Posted on
    14 September 2020  

Are you looking to step up to a leading role on one of the fastest growing regional news websites based in one of the most exciting areas in the country?

Within 18 months of launching, My London has become one of the 10 biggest regional websites in the country. We like to think our website has a unique style and, as we look to appeal to younger readers than some of our rivals, we encourage our reporters to have fun with their writing where it is appropriate. By joining our team, you'll have the best patch in the country and be covering a brilliantly diverse range of stories day in, day out. 

This fantastic team is looking for a Content Editor to come on board. We’re looking for someone with the ability to lead our teams of writers, wherever they are based, to deliver content and drive audiences in all communities. We want fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to lead our teams to deliver the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.

Here at Reach, we strongly believe in the benefits of flexible working, work/life balance and autonomy in our day to day jobs.

Key Responsibilities:

What will the role involve?

  • You will lead the newsroom in producing content which engages readers and reaches as many people as possible.
  • You will look after the continued development of team members, supporting them to reach their full potential.
  • Publishing content online.
  • Managing home pages and audience engagement channels (social, newsletters etc) as and when required.

The Ideal Candidate:

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have a deep knowledge of media law and IPSO code of practice.
  • We want you to have a passion for digital storytelling in local communities.
  • You will have social media and SEO experience.
  • You will have strong knowledge of the local area, you’ll know what matters to the people that live there.
  • You will be NCTJ qualified or equivalent.
  • A driving licence in preferable.

So, who are we?

MyLondon is part of 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.

Package Description:

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

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