We are Manchester Evening News!
Do you want to work in one of the country’s most vibrant newsrooms, in the best city in the world?
The award-winning Manchester Evening News is already the largest regional website in the country with a huge audience – but we want to keep growing and reaching even more people..
We are looking for a Journalist to create compelling local search content – answering questions and providing important information for the people living in Greater Manchester.
This may be answering questions such as when Beetham Tower was built or what time supermarkets close in Fallowfield. They will also help with wider regional and UK search content.
The successful candidate will be a trained journalist who is keen to learn.
The role will require some evening and weekend working
Sourcing, creating, producing and sharing engaging local search content around a whole different range of topics
Helping create national search content around topics including news, TV, and trending content.
Helping with our regional and national search coverage
Becoming the expert in your area of expertise, building a following and audience for your content
Working with the search editor to ensure we have the right content on our site which answers the questions our audience are asking.
Coming up with search content ideas around news, TV and other subjects
Creating top quality content to a high standard with pictures, video, audio, strong headlines and an understanding of SEO where necessary
Using analytics to inform content decisions
The ideal candidate
A Reach Plc or equivalent (NCTJ) journalist qualification
We want you to be passionate about storytelling and have the ability to generate ideas that will engage our audience
You’ll have an understanding of SEO and social media as well experience using web publishing systems
Someone who is keen to learn and writes well
First-class communication and organisational skills
The ability to use and apply learning through digital analytics
Up-to-date knowledge of media law and IPSO code
So, who are we?
Manchester Evening News is part of 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.
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
25 days holiday per annum
Contributory pension scheme
Holiday purchase scheme
Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
Share save scheme
Inclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice
Lots of high street discounts!