Digital Night Editor – Liverpool Echo

Do you have a passion for driving and growing night time operations, want to work for the ‘News Website of the Year 2021’ WINNER and a household name like Liverpool Echo? Then this rarely available, highly sought after position is for you.

We are looking for a Digital Night Editor to live and breathe the Echo website, making decisions at key times when some of our biggest audiences are eager for engaging content.

If you’re an ambitious content editor or senior/chief reporter, ready to make your mark in a challenging and highly rewarding role, with a brand that has been part of the fabric of Merseyside life for more than 140 years, then this is the position for you!

We are proud of our history, we fight passionately for our communities, campaign against injustice and have the tenacity to hold authorities accountable and tell the stories of our region’s remarkable people.

Are you ready for the next step in your career, with Liverpool Echo to drive audiences to our digital publishing platforms and direct the night new reporting team? Can you give the audience what they want overnight? Then apply now, we’re reviewing applications as they arrive.

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 based in our Liverpool Hub, we are therefore open to candidates based in and around Liverpool.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

  • Maintain a strong online presence across social media platforms
  • Build audience engagement through excellent online storytelling abilities
  • Provide direction to fellow journalists
  • Create and present engaging content based on search and social media trends and audience behaviour – often when time is of the essence
  • Run and direct live blogs to our engaged audience
  • Looking for opportunities to grow our audience
  • Owning the night time operation of our brand
  • Helping to deliver our customer value strategy to our audience
  • Shifts start at 4pm each day, ready to work across all editorial departments
The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law (In special circumstances, applicants who do not have the described qualification but have an exceptional track record in digital publishing may be considered)
  • You’ll demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter
  • You have experience in content management systems and analytics
  • You’re a natural born leader, have an impeccable news sense
  • You have a clear idea of what our audience wants and when they want it
  • You’re a big personality, not afraid to share your opinion
  • You thrive overseeing breaking news at as a fast pace
  • You’re creative and ready to make your mark
Package Description

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
  • 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: 012081_1652707674
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Liverpool, Merseyside
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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