Late News Editor

Are you ready for one of the biggest jobs in UK digital news journalism? Then this could be the role for you. Here at Reach plc we are looking to recruit an Late News Editor to join our Express Online team. We are looking for a confident and experienced journalist who is used to working within a national newsroom environment previously before, and is looking to join our brilliant editorial team.

As the title explains, this is a late role where shifts will be from 3pm – 11pm.

So, who are we?

Hello, 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.

Role Responsibilities

  • You will lead a team day-to-day, overseeing content and liaising with all departments to create a dynamic and diverse website
  • Implement editorial direction and strategy, managing staff and projects confidently as and when required
  • You will play a key role in the both digital and print operations, leading the late digital news team while also overseeing late changes to print editions as required
  • Work with the editorial director on new strategy and projects
  • Ensure all content is legally and IPSO compliant
  • Work closely with print colleagues and assist in the ongoing integration of the digital and print newsrooms
  • Show flexibility in the role and willing to work – at times – unsociable hours, including weekends
  • Working a 3pm-11pm shift pattern
  • Take interest in development of staff and ensure department’s culture is open and inclusive

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will be a capable, confident and experienced digital media expert where you will have worked at a national or major regional level before. Experience in digital media at a national or major regional title. Print experience is desirable.
  • You will manage a team of a talented team with ease, and able to support and lead in a pressured and frequently changing environment
  • An open and flexible approach with the ability to learn new skills fast – and to teach them to others
  • You will have a genuine passion for breaking stories and to presenting them in the best possible way across multiple platforms
  • A journalism qualification – NCTJ, Trinity Mirror or equivalent

Package Description

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 SchemeGiving 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

Job Information

Job Reference: 010475_1642006857
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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