Deputy Chief Sub Editor (Star)

This is a fantastic time to join us at Reach! We are looking for a Deputy Chief Sub Editor to help run the Star news and features subbing team and produce perfect copy for the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday.

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.

What will the role involve?

  • Distribution of subbing work to sub-editors.
  • Overseeing the progress and production of pages for the Star titles, at times working under pressure of deadlines.
  • Managing changes to stories and pages as news events unfold.
  • Checking the work of sub-editors, revising and improving subbed copy and headlines.
  • Hitting deadlines while ensuring copy and pages are accurate and mistake-free, with effective or entertaining headlines, written in clear, plain English, following house style and using correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Ensuring copy is legally sound and adheres to IPSO and company policies.
  • Acting up as chief sub when the chief sub is away.
  • Administrative tasks in running the sub-editorial team such as rotas, booking of casual staff, organising payment of casual staff.

Who are we looking for?

  • Well organised and able to work to very tight deadlines
  • Use of Apple Mac computers, ContentWatch, InDesign, InCopy, online research, use of Clipshare.
  • The ability to quickly and effectively check headlines and copy and be able to decide if improvements need to be made, and then make any improvements, sometimes under time pressure.
  • The ability to manage workflow on a number of pages and stories concurrently, often under pressure of time.
  • To effectively manage a number of sub-editors working on different stories.
  • Managing changes to pages and stories as news events unfold, and liaising effectively with subbing staff over these changes.

What can we offer you?

  • 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
  • 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: 011466_1645195631
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
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