Content Editor – CoventryLive (Maternity Cover)

Are you a qualified senior reporter looking to make the move onto newsdesk – and believe you’ve got what it takes to help lead an enthusiastic and hard-working team of reporters on a vibrant news patch?
Then CoventryLive wants to hear from you.

We’re looking to recruit a Content Editor to provide maternity cover who will help us make the most of every story, maintain high journalistic standards and come up with ideas for content that will engage our audience and the different communities on our patch.

Your role will be to edit articles produced by our reporters, help manage our team, workflows and social media channels, develop our people and ensure audience and registration targets are delivered every month.
We’re looking for a motivated self-starter, who’ll bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to our newsroom.
The role is ideal for a senior reporter who ultimately wants to move onto a permanent newsdesk role in the future. We already have a talented and experienced team working on the newsdesk at CoventryLive – so there is huge scope for the successful candidate to develop their skills by working alongside them.

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.
This role is home working on patch and we are therefore open to candidates based in Coventry.

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)
  • This role includes weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every 4

Who are we looking for?

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law
  • 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
  • A driving licence is preferable

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

Job Information

Job Reference: 012399_1653046745
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Temporary
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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