Construction News, Features Editor
About the Role:
Construction News is seeking an ambitious and talented journalist with experience of writing long-form content. The appointment will be made at Features Editor or Senior Writer level, according to experience.
As Features Editor you will take the lead on all of Construction News’s long-form content. This includes features, interviews, investigations, project reports, audience surveys and comment pieces. You will regularly produce such material yourself, and also commission and assign work to others.
Alternatively, Senior Writer candidates will take an active part in writing features, interviews, investigations, and project reports for publication in print and online.
Construction is a nationally important industry, and in either position you will be expected to delve deep into its big stories to give CN subscribers greater insight than the mainstream media.
You will also write shorter news articles on a regular basis to support the news coverage of the website and magazine.
Construction News is the leading brand for those working in one of the largest and busiest industries in the UK. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our journalism – which has been recognised with nine awards in the past four years.
In the last year we’ve published features on a wide range of topics - from cladding to racism, from modern slavery to company finances.
Senior leaders in the construction industry look to our features and investigations as a source of informative, reliable insight into the business issues they face.
Experienced journalist with an understanding of media law. Ability to write, research and edit agenda-setting news and features. Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage a complex workload and work to tight deadlines. Confident interviewer, capable of asking pertinent questions. Prior knowledge of the construction industry is ideal but not essential.
- Sourcing and writing relevant features to strict deadlines.
- Copy-editing skills to ensure content is of a high standard.
- Representing the brand at events.
- Sustaining good relationships with industry contacts.
- Maintaining a detailed awareness of industry developments.
How to apply:
Please send your CV, some examples of your work and a covering letter including your salary expectations and notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.