Video News Reporter

Telling and enhancing stories through compelling video is a key part of the Daily Star’s drive to attract and engage with readers.

We are looking to recruit a Video News Reporter to join our busy newsroom. You will be responsible for creating compelling, original, shareable video-led content for publication across web, app and social media platforms. This is a brilliant opportunity for the right candidate to join one of the UK fastest growing news websites.

We are Reach because it’s what we do.

Every day our newsbrands – national and regional, in print and online – reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK’s largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazines and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5.8 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.

We average 21.5 million mobile visitors – that’s 60% of the entire mobile market. Each month we attract over 32 million unique visitors. That’s more than our competitors. You will help us further increase our digital audience into 2019.

Key Duties

  • Spot opportunities for creating strong video-led stories, which will drive traffic to the website.
  • Write compelling and engaging content.
  • Use forward planning calendar and news diary to maximise video opportunities from planned events and diary dates
  • Understand how to create video-led stories that readers will share on social media

Ideal Candidate

  • Passion for writing, with emphasis on drama and intrigue
  • Good understanding of SEO, search, social and digital audience behaviour
  • An understanding of digital publishing best practice, and high publishing standards
  • Organised and efficient, able to prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to take instruction as well as manage own workload efficiently
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under deadline pressure
  • Up-to-date knowledge of media law and IPSO code

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: 011817_1648210482
Salary: + excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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