Senior Reporter – 3 Month Contract

Do you want to work in one of the country’s most vibrant newsrooms covering the best city in the world? The Manchester Evening News are already the largest regional website in the country with a huge audience but we want to get even bigger and tell even more of the stories that matter.

We are looking for a Senior Reporter on a fixed term contract for 3 months. We are looking for a journalist with a passion for news, excellent storytelling skills and a deep understanding of how to make content engaging.

What will the role involve?

  • Find your own stories
  • Develop contacts and build relationships within the community we serve
  • Cover live breaking news
  • Understand how to identify the stories that our readers want
  • Be an elegant storyteller, able to write in a clear and accurate way
  • Provide quality content to tight deadlines
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of how to use social media to spot and share stories
  • Understand the need to build an audience round your content to help it reach the people it is created for
  • Understand the value of analytics to inform content decisions

Who are we looking for?

  • Reach PLC or equivalent journalist qualification (or relevant time-served experience).
  • A strong storyteller with a thorough understanding of how to create engaging content
  • A skilled user of social media to engage audiences, source ideas and share content
  • Great communication skills and the ability to build a strong network of contacts
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A good understanding of SEO or willingness to learn
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • A team player, willing to work flexibly
  • Lots of energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Full driving licence

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

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: 011224_1645543643
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Job Types: Contract
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