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We’re really excited to be launching live sites for Norfolk and Suffolk and are looking for an experienced editor. NorfolkLive and SuffolkLive will be the home of creativity, live news and a love of all things about East Anglia. You’ll be great at leading and motivating teams, love telling stories creatively, and have a passion for celebrating the best about these wonderful counties. 

 

Roles like this do not come along very often, and this is a great opportunity to really make your mark as an up and coming journalism leader.

 

You’ll be leading a team of …

 

The role will be a home based opportunity but due to the nature of the role candidates will be required to live local. 

 

What will the role involve?

  • Lead newsrooms to achieve digital audience growth and engagement targets
  • Ensure that resources at all levels in our newsrooms are clearly focused and managed as effectively as possible to deliver their digital targets
  • Create an environment that encourages new ideas for digital content that will drive audience growth and engagement
  • Find new audience and drive loyalty, engagement and registration among our audiences
  • Ensure that enhanced planning processes are thoroughly embedded in the newsroom and enable us to drive audience growth and commercial performance
  • Ensure effective use of social media tools by newsroom staff
  • Act as editor and brand champion of our news brands
  • Play an ambassadorial role for your regions brands and the business as a whole, in person and via social media
  • Rewarding and recognising great performance, celebrating people’s achievements and successes
  • Ensuring the continued development of team members, supporting them to reach their full potential
  • Uphold Reach’s policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non discrimination are upheld in everything we publish

 

What are we looking for?

 

  • You will have managerial experience and be comfortable planning, organising, delegating and delivering against targets.
  • Long standing experience as a senior content editor or editor and proven strong digital publishing skills.
  • The ability to lead, coach and develop a team.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Confident presentation skills and the ability to cascade consistent messages for maximum impact.
  • NCTJ qualification or equivalent.

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 can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Simply Health Cashplan
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Lots of high street discounts! 

 

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.

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