Talent Sourcer – Editorial

We are undergoing an exciting transformation of our Talent Acquisition team, and have a number of brand new roles to join our team!

If that’s not exciting enough, you will be joining the UK’s largest commercial national and regional news publisher. With over 100 national and regional newsbrands, we boast the largest online audience of any news publisher in the UK. Brimming with talented individuals, we are incredibly passionate about what we do and our people.

As one of the UK’s top 50 inclusive employers, you will be invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity. We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

We are looking for two Talent Sourcers to work roles across our exciting portfolio of regional and national titles. In this role, you might find yourself on the hunt for our next Showbiz Writer for OK! Magazine, or a journalist to write all about Manchester United. You will work on some absolutely brilliant roles, hiring people who will write content that millions of people are digesting every single month.

This role is home working and we are therefore open to candidates based across the UK.

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.

What will the role involve?

As a Talent Sourcer for Editorial, you will support the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner for Editorial to reduce time to hire, and support initiatives to attract diverse talent to our editorial roles – via internal hiring, D&I initiatives, referrals, entry level hiring and creating talent pipelines. This role will deliver a first class candidate experience, helping to promote the view of our brand in the external market.

You will own your caseload of vacancies and manage the hiring cycle from beginning to end, interacting with potential candidates on social media and professional networks. You will create compelling ad copy, and work with the hiring manager to really sell the individual news brand and Reach as an employer of choice.

You will drive a ‘Candidates as Ambassadors’ culture at Reach, and take time to really understand the candidate market and entry routes into the industry. You will support the Senior Talent Acquisition Partner on D&I initiatives to support attracting and retaining diverse talent in the editorial space.

D&I is always part of the conversation when hiring. You will be passionate about the D&I initiatives in place and committed to attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent.

Who are we looking for?

You will have worked as a Talent Acquisition specialist either in the creative industries, or with the added experience of writing (through qualifications or a blog) – We are looking for individuals passionate about recruiting in the media industry! You will enjoy delivering a high quality candidate and hiring manager experience, and making the hiring as easy and seamless as possible. You will bring ideas on how to attract talent outside of traditional methods and a passion for D&I.

You will be a good writer, able to create compelling ad copy with ease, and ideally a love of Twitter! You will be a great communicator, naturally inquisitive and committed to delivering positive change. You will understand that recruitment transformations provide an opportunity to really make your mark, but they often come with short term pain! You will be driven to create positive change, creating a brilliant hiring experience for all parties that interact with the Talent Acquisition team at Reach.

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – matched 6% pension scheme
  • 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
  • Flexibility – In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We’ll support you with your home set-up, and you’ll be able to claim expenses for any trips to our office ‘hubs’ or client meetings
  • Enhanced family leave– including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment

Job Information

Job Reference: 011359_1645971476
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Human Resources and Personnel
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
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