OK!, Freelance TV and Showbiz Reporters

6 days left

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
Homeworking
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Jul 2021
Closes
08 Aug 2021
Ref
AccelFreeOK
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Freelance

Job Introduction

OK! is recruiting freelance Showbiz/TV Reporters to join their team 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, red carpets and awards shows. 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 celebrity and TV 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.
  • 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 developments of the TV/showbiz world
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification is preferred
  • Experience of working in a digital newsroom is preferred
  • A strong understanding of media law is essential

     

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