News Editor (Express)

We have an exciting opportunity for a News Editor to join our brilliant Daily Express newspaper team where you will have a senior role in shaping and setting the news agenda read by millions around the world every day.

In the role you will be responsible for taking the lead on major national and international stories, working alongside both print and digital departments to maximise brand collaboration and ensure best use of digital copy in the daily print edition of the Daily Express.

We are looking for a very experienced, versatile journalist who can help co-manage a busy newsdesk, lead a team of reporters, liaising with news agencies and freelancers, as well as pinpointing emerging news trends, managing breaking news and taking charge of exclusive stories across our core subject matters in a rewarding and varied role.

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.

Role Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

  • To help bring in exclusive and agenda-setting stories for use in print in accordance with IPSO and legal requirements.
  • To ensure the Express is at the heart of the news agenda by providing agenda-setting stories in line with the Express’s editorial stance.
  • To collaborate in the newsroom and to engage and support other departments.
  • To work closely with the reporting team, pictures and features desk and continue the close cooperation between the Express title and online.
  • To complete all tasks in accordance with IPSO and legal requirements.
  • To complete all tasks within deadline and in line with budget requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

  • High level of professionalism is required.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Sound judgement and initiative, with ability to make critical decisions in a high pressure environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of domestic and international politics.
  • Good nose for a story.
  • Excellent communicator, ensuring all relevant information is shared effectively, as the role will also involve liaising with other departments in the company.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Package Description

What can we offer you?

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 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

Job Information

Job Reference: 010521_1644402419
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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