Construction News, News Editor

Shoreditch, London
11 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
News Editor
Job Type
Full Time

About Us:

Construction News is the leading brand for those working in the construction industry. At the heart of what we do is our fast-paced news coverage breaking need-to-know stories on topics from cladding to modern slavery to the latest financial results. 

Our day-to-day reporting takes in a wide-range of topics – including everything from football stadium plans to the latest political announcements – and we pride ourselves on the high-quality coverage of them all. Our agenda-setting news stories have been nominated for several national and industry awards and are often picked up in the national media.  
Senior leaders in the construction industry look to us daily as a source of informative, reliable insight into the industry.

About the Role:

Construction News is the leading provider of news, insight, and events for the UK construction industry. CN’s News Editor plays a key role in meeting this brief.
You will oversee all CN’s digital-first news, chair the daily news meeting and decide which stories to pursue, co-ordinating reporting across the whole team. You will also decide which stories lead our output online, in print news pages, and in CN’s daily newsletters.
At heart, this role offers a fantastic opportunity to create brilliant content and inspire your direct reports as well as a wider editorial team. You will lead by example and set a high standard of quality journalism, serving the interests of our engaged audience of subscribers. Construction is a nationally important industry, and you will be able to break big stories ahead of the mainstream media.

About you:

Experienced journalist, ready to manage others as well as your own work. Relevant experience writing news material for a business audience. Skilled at building and maintaining the contacts needed to deliver exclusive stories. Copy-editing skills to ensure stories have a sharp headline, strong angle, and a clear flow of facts. Familiar with journalism law and how to write effectively about a litigious industry. Ready to offer guidance to other writers on angles and news gathering approach.  Experience of working with fast-paced, digital-first formats is preferable, as is familiarity with using analytics to help raise the performance of editorial output. The ability to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ideally with an interest in the technical, financial, and political aspects of the industry.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Chairing daily news meetings, allocating stories, and tackling the first edit of news material.
  • Maintaining a calendar of foreseeable news events and monitoring the output of rival media.
  • Delivering editorial output that is legal, of high quality, and meets the needs of CN’s audience across print, digital and social media.
  • Managing your direct reports and guiding their development.
  • Collaborating with the Production Editor to ensure material is speedily readied for publication, and that CN stories achieve their full potential using analytics and social media.
  • Contributing to CN’s live events and webinars.

Click APPLY NOW and send your CV and a covering letter including your salary expectations and notice.
Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

Emap is part of Metropolis Group. We are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. These include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), Pension contributions, health plan and life insurance cover, a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and more.

Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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