Construction News, Features Editor
About Us: Construction News is the leading brand covering 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 past year CN has published features on a wide range of topics: from dangerous cladding to racism; from modern slavery to company finances.
We aim to sustain our reputation for high-impact features and investigations. Senior leaders in the construction industry look to CN as a source of informative, reliable insight into the strategic issues facing their industry.
About the Role: 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 opinion pieces. You will regularly produce such material yourself, as well as commissioning and assigning the work to others.
Construction is a nationally important industry, and you will be expected to delve deep into its big stories to provide insights not available via the mainstream media.
You will also be expected to write shorter news articles on a regular basis to support the news coverage of the website and magazine.
About you: 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.
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.