Community Content Curator – Maternity Cover

Job Introduction

InYourArea is the UK’s hyper-local news and community platform and was the third most downloaded news app in the UK last year. December 2020 saw the platform’s record month to date, with a huge 6.3 million feed users.
We have the opportunity for maternity cover to support our efforts to ensure more people than ever before are reading local news across the UK, with editorially curated and sourced stories about neighbourhoods.
To start in January, we are looking for a community content curator to join our successful InYourArea Northern team. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for researching, curating, sourcing, organising, formatting, inputting and publishing a range of community focused content to the InYourArea platform.
This role will be home based, and due to the nature of the position this candidate will need to have proficient knowledge of Northern geography.
Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this the role may close without notice, so please don’t delay in your application.

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. 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.

Role Responsibility

  • Be able to turn press releases and User Generated Content (UGC) into community stories
  • Use social media to share and find content
  • Get involved in special projects as directed
  • Moderate UGC comments and posts on InYourArea, with manager support
  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing community content sources
  • Engage with feed users and Area Ambassadors on the InYourArea platform
  • Maintaining email inboxes and respond to community questions
  • Flexible approach to changing shift patterns with some early/late/weekend shifts
  • Ensuring content adheres to IPSO regulations and our Community standards (training given)

The ideal candidate

  • Excellent written English and grammar
  • An interest in using social media platforms such as Facebook,
  • Twitter, Instagram or others
  • First-class organisational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under deadline pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A flexible, team player
  • Experience of using a content management system at any level (e.g. WordPress, Escenic or any equivalent software), This is useful, but not essential as full training will be given

Package Description

  • 25 days holiday per annum when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave
  • Enhanced Maternity, Partner and Shared Parental Leave benefits
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • A brilliant induction and learning hub
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Technology purchase scheme
  • Car purchase scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lots of high street discounts
  • Huge focus on Diversity & Inclusion. We have launched 6 networks to drive diversity at work and an inclusive environment, and to give you a voice. We hold panel events with internal and external guest speakers, and provide some really useful resources.
  • Huge focus on your wellbeing. Free wellbeing apps and confidential coaching support, with access to free healthcare advice and counselling (available to your
  • and your immediate family members who live in the same household). Some services are available 24/7 via call and live chat.
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company.
  • We are a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Job Information

Job Reference: 010477_1637844784
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: North West England
Job Types: Temporary
Job Skills: community content reporter nctj
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