The Mirror, Freelance News Reporters

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
Remote - Home Working
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Jul 2021
Closes
08 Aug 2021
Ref
AccelReporterMirror
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Freelance

Job Introduction

The Mirror is recruiting freelance News Reporters to join their teams and work a variety of shifts. The roles are an amazing opportunity for freelance reporters who will be responsible for sourcing exclusive stories, covering breaking news and leading the agenda of the day. 

The shifts will be run from your own home.

So, who are we?

Hello, we are Reach! 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, Daily Star 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.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

  • Generate and cover day-to-day news, ensuring that the focus is always on the site's most-searchable stories.
  • Use your PR contacts to pull in exclusive interviews and news stories that will deliver a richness of content to the site.
  • Understanding the Mirror brand and what makes a story relevant to our readers.
  • Optimise stories in accordance with the digital SEO/Social strategies.
  • Able to react quickly to breaking news stories.
  • Wherever possible, identify unique headlines and angles for stories covered elsewhere to make content more searchable.
  • Write and edit in accordance with digital house style.
  • Read all the other competitor sites and form a thorough knowledge of competitors.
  • Monitor Twitter for content.
  • Work a mix of morning, day, weekend and night shifts

 

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, multitask, forward plan and develop relationships with PRs.
  • You will be a confident digital journalist with familiarity with CMS and analytics tools.
  • You will show attention to detail and have a keen interest in the current affairs.
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification is preferred.
  • Experience of working in a digital newsroom is preferred.
  • A strong understanding of media law is essential.

All applicants should click APPLY NOW and email Joshua Taylor

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