Junior Feature Writer – Daily Mirror

Junior Feature Writer

London
£Competitive + excellent company benefits
Full-time

The Daily Mirror is looking for a Junior Feature Writer to join the team. The successful candidate will provide the Features Desk with compelling and agenda-setting content for print and digital platforms.

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

  • To generate exclusive features and news features providing comprehensive, accurate, fascinating and impeccably written coverage.
  • Pro-actively source and provide creative, well-written, informative features, whether a breaking news story, celebrity interview, fascinating real life, backgrounder or investigation.
  • Present the Features Desk with regular ideas for stories, investigations, and agenda-setting features.
  • Equally able to bring in a splash or write a beautiful colour piece.
  • Regularly write directly for digital platforms.
  • Contribute to the news website blogs, digital podcasts, live web chats and video content where required.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrate the highest level of reporting and writing skills, initiative and sound judgement in a demanding newspaper environment.
  • Drive to get to the story first and lead the agenda.
  • Work under pressure and to deadline.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of current affairs.
  • Have a bulging contacts book of freelances, agencies and contacts to regularly bring in fantastic exclusives.
  • Demonstrate a sound grasp of the political and moral stance of the title and to identify and develop stories accordingly.
  • Show ability to turn complicated facts and events into easy-to-read, informative, well-written stories and features.
  • Display a high level of creativity and originality.
  • Sound and up-to-date legal knowledge.
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: 010239_1637923850
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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