Reporter - Daily Star

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
Competitive + company benefits
Posted
21 Apr 2021
Closes
10 May 2021
Ref
007441
Contact
Reach plc
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, News, Online
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Daily Star Online is looking for an outstanding Digital News Reporter to join our award-winning team, to cover breaking news, quickly, as it happens in the UK and abroad, for the Daily Star website, the Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday.

We are looking for someone who will be able to drive traffic to the Daily Star website through engaging, imaginative and well optimised news stories, while also providing the print editions with quality, exclusive, on-brand content.

We are keen to speak with experienced reporters that thrive in a fast-paced online newsroom environment and enjoy the thrill of reporting breaking news as it happens. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing dynamic team and drive the Daily Stars extensive editorial content and digital presence.

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 will the role involve?

As our Digital News Reporter you will cover breaking news, quickly, as it happens, for the Daily Star website, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday ensuring it's as engaging as it can be. You will use your contacts to pull in exclusive interviews and news stories for the paper and website that will engage our readers.

You will also push digital content via Facebook and Twitter to optimise stories in accordance with the digital SEO strategy, as well as monitor news wires and social media for content and breaking news.

Who are we looking for?

You will be a qualified and experienced journalist, possessing at least 18 months experience at a national or major regional title. Passionate about delivering a wide range of engaging human interest and hard hitting news stories, you will understand what works for a digital audience and deliver content to prove this.

You must have sound legal knowledge, with first class editing, writing and subbing skills. You will relish the daily challenge of working under pressure and to tight deadlines. Any journalist will understand the requirement of flexibility, and this role will involve days, nights and weekends. You will be social media savvy with current SEO knowledge. An understanding of Escenic CMS and Chartbeat is desirable.

Package Description

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 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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