Acting Deputy Showbiz Editor (Maternity Cover)

Are you ready to take the next step up the journalism career ladder on one of the UK’s top showbiz websites?

Express.co.uk is looking for an Acting Deputy Showbiz Editor (Maternity Cover) to help our dynamic team grow.

You will be responsible for driving traffic across our Celebrity News section while leading shifts and helping a team of hungry and keen reporters and editors in ensuring Express.co.uk stays at the forefront of entertainment news.

You will have a key role in shaping and setting the agenda on issues read by millions of people around the world every day.

We are looking for an experienced, committed and versatile journalist who can lead by example, foster good relationships with colleagues and contacts and drive traffic to new heights.

This role will be predominantly home based with some flexibility to work in the office (Canary Wharf, London)

What will the role involve?

  • Assist the Acting Showbiz Editor in leading the team
  • Help to lead coverage on major breaking stories both domestic and foreign
  • Find and develop stories that will appeal to a UK and global web audience
  • Break exclusives to ensure Express.co.uk stays a step ahead of our rivals
  • Sub-edit and manage copy to ensure it is accurate and attention grabbing
  • Help to nurture and support more junior members of the team to get the best out of them
  • Be able to work under pressure and produce content containing the best words, pictures and video
  • Work seamlessly with other departments to ensure Express.co.uk is at the forefront of showbiz
  • Forward plan for key events

Who are we looking for?

  • At least 18 months’ senior experience at a national or regional title
  • First rate communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A team player willing to dig in and support those around them on all departments
  • A proven love of showbiz and a flair for finding the right lines and knowing what is an eye-catching 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 work

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.

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.

Job Information

Job Reference: 010860_1643799261
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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