Upday, Mobile News Editor

4 days left

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted
15 Mar 2021
Closes
15 Apr 2021
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Digital
Discipline
Digital Editor
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are hiring a sharp, enthusiastic journalist to join Upday’s team in London as a mobile news editor.

Upday is an award-winning news app launched by Axel Springer in partnership with Samsung for its flagship smartphones and devices. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of the largest news apps in Europe with 25 million monthly active users across 34 countries.

Your role

  • Find and curate the biggest news stories of the day and rewrite headlines to make them pop on our app
  • Search for new publication partners across news and other topic areas
  • Write several short article summaries per shift, in Upday’s house style
  • Help develop and experiment across our social media channels
  • Use a variety of tools to continually optimise our sources and story selection
  • Shift work — including nights and weekends — is a requirement of the role

Your profile

  • Impeccable news judgement and experience writing news in a fast-paced online environment
  • Excellent proofreading skills and an ability to self-edit are required
  • You understand the mobile digital world and know how to write headlines and choose images that will excite and engage Upday’s audience
  • A strong ability to work to strict deadlines and perform detailed work, sometimes under the significant pressure of breaking news
  • An NCTJ qualification or background in journalism is preferred, but not essential for the right candidate
  • Knowledge of Samsung smartphones would be a bonus!

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and a responsible role within a dynamic European news startup (that’s part of the Axel Springer family)
  • Work laptop and a Samsung smartphone
  • Potential travel to headquarters in Berlin (when it's safe!)

How to apply

  • Click APPLY NOW and please send a short cover letter and CV to the UK editor-in-chief Dina Spector stating why you are a perfect fit for this role.
  • Mark your submissions ‘mobile editor application’ and put your name in the subject header.

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