Content Editor – Daily Star

Content Editor

£Competitive + excellent company benefits

The Daily Star is looking for a versatile, dynamic and creative journalist to join our digital leadership team. We want someone who’s well-organised, talented and ambitious to fill a Phil Neville style ‘utility’ role, assisting with tasks including site editing, homepage curation and overseeing output from our specialist content teams.

The successful candidate will need to be comfortable and confident having involvement in all areas, from News and Lifestyle to Showbiz and Sport. We’re an audience-focused operation, so you’ll need to develop a deep understanding of the brand and how to convey its three pillars of fun, cheekiness and irreverence in ways that drive traffic to the website and reach new readers.

In this position, you’d be expected to play a key role in shaping and driving the site’s output day-to-day. This is a brilliant chance to bag one of the best jobs in journalism. This role will be working at our London Hub in Canary Wharf.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Editor, Associate Editor and Assistant Editors in the day-to-day running of the site, curating the homepage and directing section heads
  • Oversee specialist content and implement quality control
  • Represent Digital in senior editorial meetings
  • Focus the team on brand and creating a dynamic website teeming with personality and attitude
  • Implement editorial direction and strategy as set by the audience director
  • Lead digital conferences and represent the department in print equivalent
  • Work with the editorial director on new strategy and projects
  • Ensure all content is legally and IPSO compliant
  • Work closely with print colleagues (national and regional)
  • Take interest in the development of staff and ensure the department’s culture is open and inclusive
The Ideal Candidate

  • We are looking for someone with a strong background in digital media across national titles or a major regional title
  • You will be someone who loves to hit big audience targets and can help build a strong team to follow suit
  • You will be at ease when it comes to managing staff in a what can be a pressured and frequently changing environment
  • Someone who has an open and flexible approach with the ability to learn new skills fast – and to teach them to others
  • Most importantly you will have a passion for breaking stories and finding a way to present them in a way that conveys the unique aspects of the Daily Star brand
  • A journalism qualification – NCTJ or equivalent
  • Show flexibility in the role and willing to work – at times – unsociable hours, including weekends
Package Description

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 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
  • Share save 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.

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: 010425_1637857122
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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