We are looking for a new Editor for EssexLive, HertsLive, and BedfordshireLive to take these brands to the next level.
EssexLive is already Reach’s biggest brand in the East of England and we have big ambitions for it. HertsLive was one of Reach’s fastest growing sites launched in 2020, and BedfordshireLive already reaches more than 300,000 readers a month after going live in January 2021.
These brands need an innovative, enthusiastic and inspiring editor to cement their place in their local communities. You need to be passionate about local news, and determined to play your part in ensuring regional journalism has a bright future. Above all, you’ll know that we need to delight readers every day, and become part of daily life in many different ways.
Leading a team of talented Reporters and working closely with our other South East editors, content editors, and audience team to make sure our content is seen by as many people as possible.
You will be comfortable leading from the front and never settle for anything less than the best. In the South East we are all about delivering the details for our readers – and we will need you to be obsessed with this too.
You’ll need a good knowledge of social media and search, have proven experience of growing audiences and strong digital publishing skills.
We want someone who has management experience and is passionate about developing their staff.
As the country’s leading local news publisher, the opportunities for career progression at Reach are endless. We’re committed to constant development of all of our journalists, and you’ll have access to the best training and learning opportunities in our industry.
The role offers flexible working of home working but you will need to be based in or very near to Essex, Hertfordshire, or Bedfordshire due to the nature of the job.