Food Writer

We are looking for a Food Writer and this role is a dream job for anyone who loves their grub and knows how to share that message with people.

You will inform, indulge and inspire our readers and cover everything from the best places to eat to the most historic pubs, hidden gems and everything in between.

Do you have a passion for amazing pizzas, indulgent burgers or vegan restaurants?

Well, that’s a start – you also need to be on top of everything happening in Birmingham city centre and beyond.

You will be working on one of the UK’s biggest and best regional news websites. We are looking for journalists who are curious to find out what’s going on down their street, who find time to listen to conversations and ask what they can add, and who believe journalism does its best when it is read by as many people as possible.

You’ll want to write stories which make people come back to our site time and again, and be as comfortable writing a Michelin star review as live blogging the opening of Tim Hortons in Darlaston.

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, NottinghamshireLive 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.

What your role will be

  • Find and tell stories about places to go which engage as many readers as possible and stories which will be of interest to local communities
  • Run a newsletter promoting this brilliant content
  • Build communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engage with readers about those stories
  • Tell stories in many different ways, including (but not limited to) real-time live blogs, articles, interviews, listicles, video, audio and pictures
  • Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the Editor’s Code of Practice
  • Act up or cover in other roles as and when required by the business
  • Uphold Reach’s policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non discrimination are upheld in everything we publish.

Who we are looking for

  • Digital publishing skills – strong written skills, working a CMS, shooting and editing video, taking pictures
  • Social media skills – you will be excellent at sourcing stories and following the right people on social media, as well as building communities there too
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • Driving licence
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification
  • Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audience
  • Proven track record for digital storytelling

What we can 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
  • Awesome career opportunities– you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes

Job Information

Job Reference: 011520_1647940868
Salary: excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Birmingham, West Midlands
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach, Reach Plc
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