Accrington and Rossendale Editor

We’re looking for a talented Journalist or Reporter to join us on one of the country’s fastest growing local news brands. As part of our ambitious future plans for Lancs Live, we have created the role of Accrington and Rossendale Editor.

You will be finding, writing and editing news stories for new daily newsletters which will be essential reading for local audiences. Your role will play a key role in audience growth across email and platforms for logged-in users in Lancashire.

We’d like to hear from candidates with excellent content writing experience, superb digital publishing skills, a passion for storytelling with excellent prioritisation and time-management skills.

This is a role that would suit an experienced Journalist or Reporter but that isn’t essential – if you’re looking to move into journalism, but have a background in marketing and a knowledge of newsletters this might be the job for you.

This role will be home based but you would be expected to build the profile of the newsletters by regularly attending events, establishing contacts and reporting on the ground in the Rossendale and Accrington area.

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.

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 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 a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Job Information

Job Reference: 010725_1649078638
Salary: + excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Lancashire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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