MyLondon, District Chief Reporter

Reach plc
Competitive + company benefits
02 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
Reach plc
Job Type
Full Time

In a city of 8m people, there's never going to be a shortage of stories to tell in London. We need someone who can lead by example as we seek to hire more than a dozen district reporters across the Capital.

At MyLondon, the Capital website already read by 4million people, we're hiring more than 20 journalists to make sure we can cover many more aspects of daily life in the city.

We know there's much more to London than the bright lights of the West End (although we love them as much as you do), and we need someone to help us find the most important stories to share.

Our District Chief Reporter role will lead by example, and work closely with our Head of Boroughs News Editor to make sure we're telling the stories London needs to read, in a way which ensures London wants to read them.

This is a content-editor level position responsible for the day-to-day running of our coverage of London's boroughs. You'll lead the district reporting team, and make sure we're accurately reflecting life across London.

We're open to hiring trainees or seniors, and we're really keen to hear from people who feel they are under-represented in local journalism.

We're looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content. London is a city with a million stories to tell - we want to find the right people to help us tell as many as possible.

You'll want to write stories which make people come back to our site time and again, and be as comfortable picking up a breaking live blog as they are spending time off diary on that story which is really worth it.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve

  • Find and tell stories about local communities which engages as many readers as possible, or stories which will be of interest to local communities
  • Build communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engaged with readers about those stories
  • Tell stories in many different ways, including (but not limited to) real-time live blogs, article format, video, audio and pictures

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

  • You are creative and passionate, with an awareness of quality digital storytelling
  • You will have an NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification and will use it to generate content which engages local audiences and meets the standards set by Reach
  • We want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many diverse communities as we seek to grow new audiences
  • A driving licence is preferable for this role

Package Description

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • and lots of high street discounts!

So, who are we?

MyLondon 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.

Click 'APPLY' now. Applications will be reviewed during the advertising period. Please do not be concerned if you do not hear from us immediately, we are processing your application and will be in touch in due course.

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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