Sub Editor - Daily Express Sport


  • Remote  
    London, United Kingdom
    part time, remote  
  • Company
    Reach Plc  
    Start date
    Competitive + excellent company benefit
  • Closing date
    4 November 2022  
    Posted on
    22 September 2022  

It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family at Daily Express Sport. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for a Sub Editor to join our team.

We’re looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.

This role is a part time position of 3 days per week on a flexible rota.

This role is home based and we are therefore open to candidates based across the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

What will the role involve?

  • Carry out subbing duties on Daily Express Sport pages as instructed
  • Editing copy to fit allocated space, checking facts, ensuring copy is accurate, and written in clear, plain English
  • Writing accurate and effective headlines
  • Dealing with changes to sports stories as events unfold
  • Updating copy quickly and accurately while adhering to house style rules
  • Ensuring copy is legally sound and meets IPSO guidelines and company rules and guidelines

The Ideal Candidate:

Who are we looking for?

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law
  • An in depth knowledge and experience in journalism
  • Excellent knowledge and interest in all sports, especially football, cricket, tennis, rugby union and golf
  • Track record of sub-editing elsewhere in the newspaper or magazine industry
  • High level of experience, concentration, attention to detail and accuracy while being well organised and able to work to deadlines
  • Experienced with InDesign, InCopy, online research and Clipshare with the skills and judgement to decide if copy can be left unchanged or if it needs to be rewritten
  • The ability to rewrite copy quickly, accurately and effectively
  • The ability to meet the very high standards demanded of a national newspaper in terms of accurate, effective and mistake-free copy
  • The ability to write accurate, hard-hitting or entertaining headlines
  • This position will involve weekend work, including working two Sundays out of three

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
  • 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 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • 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.

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