Digital Royal Editor – Express

Digital Royal Editor

London
£Competitive + excellent company benefit
Full-time

The Express website is one of the leading destinations for Royal content in the world, with more than 20 million people coming to read the latest news on the monarchy every month. Now we’re looking for an experienced Royal Editor to significantly grow that audience further to cement our position as the top Royal destination in the UK.

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

  • Overseeing the Royal output of the website and making sure we lead the way in all coverage of the UK and European Royal families
  • Ensuring high standards are maintained at all times and that all Royal content is authoritative, distinctive, engaging and adheres to the brand guidelines
  • Manage and develop a team of enthusiastic young Royal reporters
  • Set the agenda on the Royal beat and deliver traffic-busting exclusives
  • Ensure the Express website always has the very best and latest Royal pictures, video and infographics
  • Commission the very best Royal analysis and comment in real-time
  • Write distinctive and powerful Royal analysis quickly
  • Enthusiastically lead our digital-first approach, blending speed and rigour with a determination to beat our rivals to the very best Royal stories
The Ideal Candidate

  • A track record of being a brilliant Royal reporter or editor at a senior level
  • The ability to manage a team and nurture talent while also sourcing and writing brilliant exclusive content – a genuine player-manager
  • An obsession with all things Royal – both in the UK and overseas- and the ability to turn this into stories that matter to ordinary people
  • Commissioning experience and a network of first-class Royal contacts
  • Experience in digital and a commitment to growing our online audience.
  • Knowledge and experience of SEO, social media and direct publishing tools
  • Able to work to strict deadlines
  • Able to compile a newslist containing engaging Royal stories on a daily basis
  • Be a self-starter and pitch strong, innovative ideas to push the site forward
  • The ability and gravitas to represent the Express website to senior stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • NCTJ qualified
  • At least five years experience as a senior journalist, ideally at a national level
  • Good digital experience
  • A background in covering the Royal family
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: 009804_1636470509
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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