Deputy Editor – Buzz.ie

Buzz.ie is looking for a Deputy Editor. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a vital role in our newsroom.

The ideal candidate will have a strong and proven track record in journalism producing exclusives for national papers.

Reporting to the Editor, you will be full of ideas for agenda-setting stories and instinctively know how to drive the key stories forwards.

You will have newsdesk experience on a national title, agency, or a busy daily regional title and have strong organisational and people skills.

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 Irish Mirror, Irish Daily Star, DublinLive, BelfastLive, RSVP and Cork Beo. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?

  • Work with the news desk and reporters to generate traffic-driving ideas and exclusive stories
  • Help lead our team of reporters to cover the stories that matter – from the news agenda and sport to long investigative features and human interest tales
  • Find and develop stories that will appeal to Buzz readers
  • Play a key role in a major national news desk
  • Be willing to work evenings, weekends and overnight shifts when required
  • Edit and manage copy to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy
  • This role includes weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every 4

Who are we looking for?

  • Have a strong understanding of the unique nature of digital news
  • Have an eye for detail to bring stories to life
  • Be a good motivator
  • Have excellent contacts
  • Be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Have excellent legal knowledge

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
  • 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: 012474_1652859740
Salary: + excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Republic of Ireland
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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