SWNS, Feature Writer

09 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Features Writer
Job Type
Full Time

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the magazine department at SWNS - Britain’s most dynamic news content provider.

Alongside our core news agency operation at SWNS, we create several real life titles in their entirety on behalf of major publishers. These include Pick Me Up! and Chat monthly.

We are looking for a confident and creative feature writer to join our talented team. 

Candidates must be genuinely passionate about magazines and real life stories and love the challenge of producing pages that cover a wide variety of topics and styles. 

The role:

As feature writer, you would be responsible for sourcing, interviewing and writing real life stories for our titles as well as creating lifestyle content, such as health pages and shopping round ups. 

You will play a part in the magazine process from idea stage right through to print, so as well as being a talented writer, you will be expected to have a constant stream of innovative ideas for the titles and a keen eye for subbing. 
The role will require the successful candidate to work with accuracy under tight deadlines so you must be organised and self-motivated.

We’d expect you to be committed to providing our loyal readers with the very best magazines week after week and be keen to deal with their enquiries. 

Who we are:

SWNS is the UK’s biggest independent news content provider, with 100 staff in offices across the country and a satellite in the US. We distribute more than 1,000 original media assets every day, making us one of the single biggest sources of news content for publishers across the world. Our content spans everything from breaking news and human interest to health, science and virals.

We believe in real journalism; reporters, photographers and videographers who gather content on the ground and turn them into media packages which leap off the page or screen. We also work with hundreds of contributors and major publishers to licence and monetise their content.  

Alongside our core news agency operation, SWNS supplies a wide range of editorial and bespoke commission services ranging from assignments for brands to full outsource production services for publishers.

Our passion, drive and innovative business model has seen us grow exponentially over the last decade and this role reflects our continued investment in journalism.

All applicants must have:

  • A journalism degree or equivalent writing qualification
  • Preferably a magazine background or relevant editorial experience
  • A strong portfolio of work that demonstrates exceptional writing skills and the talent to generate great ideas
  • A knowledge of InDesign
  • Excellent interview skills
  • A friendly, enthusiastic attitude

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