SEO Editor

It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for an experienced SEO Editor to join us, working across our national titles the Mirror and the Daily Star.

Our SEO Editors are responsible for ensuring our brands are reaching as many people as possible, who are using search engines to find answers which we can legitimately provide for them. You will work with the growing SEO team to provide content that meets people’s search needs. You and your team will be reacting to the latest breaking international and national stories, as well as identifying search opportunities ahead of time.

So, who are we?

Hello, we are Reach! 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.

What will the role involve?

  • Provide accurate SEO advice on headlines, subheadings and other content to the wider web teams in real time
  • Organise, write and publish search content across the Mirror and Daily Star
  • Work with a team of search writers, commissioning, organising, briefing and supervising them, and inspiring them to produce content the audience wants and needs to read
  • Use search tools to research and understand the topics people are searching for in real-time
  • Identify topics our titles can become an authority in
  • Produce content that meets search needs and will give readers what they want
  • Identify upcoming search opportunities
  • Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the Editors Code of Practice
  • Uphold Reach’s policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non-discrimination are upheld in everything we publish

Who are we looking for?

  • Excellent understanding of SEO, search, social and digital audience behaviour
  • Newsroom experience or equivalent – the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven digital skills including experience in using a content management system
  • Organisational skills to help with forward planning
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to get on with everyone in a newsroom environment
  • Passion for digital storytelling in journalism
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification/training in UK media law
  • Strong track record in telling stories accurately that engage a large audience

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

Job Information

Job Reference: 011433_1647948537
Salary: excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach, Reach Plc
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