News Editor – Express

News Editor – Express (Online)

£Competitive + excellent company benefits

The Express is looking for a News Editor to join our online/Live team. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a vital role in our digital newsroom.

The ideal candidate will have a strong and proven track record in journalism producing exclusives for national papers.

Reporting to the Head of News (Live), you will be full of ideas for agenda-setting stories and instinctively know how to drive the week’s key stories forwards.

You will have newsdesk experience on a national title, agency, or a busy daily regional title and have strong organisational and people skills.

So, who are we?

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

  • Working with the Head of News and reporters to generate ideas and exclusive stories
  • Helping lead our team of reporters covering news stories, investigations and campaigns
  • Presenting the news list and stories to the editor in conference when required
  • Finding and develop stories that will appeal to our readers
  • Editing and managing copy to tight deadlines while ensuring accuracy and our employees
The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced and versatile journalist.
  • Have a strong and proven track record in journalism generating exclusives for national papers
  • Display exceptional attention to detail and a high level of professionalism
  • Have excellent people management skills and be a good motivator
  • Have excellent contacts within the industry
  • Be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Display sound judgement and initiative with the ability to make critical decisions in a high-pressure environment
  • Have excellent and comprehensive legal and IPSO 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: 010359_1637756663
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
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