MyLondon is the capital’s biggest news website with an 80+ strong team which has quadrupled in size in the last year.
This is the best patch in the country with an amazing array of topics to cover day in day out – and we’re looking for a brilliant news reporter to join us.
You’ll need energy, enthusiasm, lots of ideas, creativity and a strong writing style.
We hire dynamic journalists who want to break exclusives and get at the stories that really matter to the communities we serve.
Fresh ideas and new perspectives from a wide range of backgrounds are at the heart of what we do – and if you feel under-represented in media then we want to hear from you.
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.
This role is home based linked to our London Hub. We are therefore open to candidates based in and around London.
What will the role involve?
- Find and tell stories about London and the 9 million people who call this brilliant city home
- Engage as many readers as possible, building communities online and in real life where stories can be shared
- Tell stories in many different ways from live blogs to social media posts
- Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication
- This role includes weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every 4
Who are we looking for?
- NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law
- Someone who puts people at the heart of every story
- Creative and passionate with an awareness of quality digital storytelling
- A journalist who wants to tell the stories that really matter to London’s diverse communities
- You will have knowledge of media law and IPSO code of practice
Flexible and willing to adapt. This role will involve shift work
A driving licence is preferable for this role
What can we offer you?
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
- 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
- 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
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.