Campaign, Senior Reporter

Location
Twickenham
Salary
£28,000 - 32,000 Dependant on experience
Posted
16 Jul 2021
Closes
16 Aug 2021
Ref
11168
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Campaign, the world’s leading business media brand that champions creativity in the advertising, media and marketing communities, is looking for a talented and ambitious senior reporter to join its award-winning editorial team.

Role summary

The journalist will be a self-starter who enjoys hunting down and standing up big stories. They will maintain a patch within the advertising, commercial media and marketing industries and regularly break exclusives, ahead of other trade and national publications.

The successful candidate will also be involved in writing longer pieces such as interviews, features and analysis.

This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of commercial creativity at a time of huge change for the advertising industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing news stories and quick analysis for the website and its daily bulletins
  • Investigating key trends and holding the industry to account
  • Writing longer features and interviews
  • Maintaining and building relationships with senior executives across advertising, media and marketing 
     

Person Specification

  • A creative, highly motivated journalist who is able to produce daily news and occasional features to Campaign’s style
  • Razor-sharp writing skills to ensure all content is of the highest quality and accuracy
  • A nose for spotting an insightful news story as well as a clear understanding of the kind of entertaining, shareable content to help grow traffic and drive engagement
  • An understanding of analytics and using real-time data to help shape the content Campaign produces
  • A desire to learn from constructive feedback
  • Good command of forward planning and research
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure in the face of daily and weekly deadlines
  • The ability to build exceptional contacts within the relevant industry
  • A team player able to adapt to and operate effectively in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • An interest in commercial creativity and cultural trends
  • Willingness to attend evening events
  • Understanding of media law
     

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Write stories about developments in the advertising, media and marketing industries
  • Break off-diary stories 
  • Hold the industry to account
  • Pitch new and engaging ideas for longer features
  • Monitor social media and other publications to highlight potential stories or topics 
  • Build long-term relationships with a patch of agencies and creative businesses, meeting and speaking with their leaders regularly
  • Work with the creativity & culture editor to curate The Work and maintain and develop its position as a comprehensive resource for creatives
     

Other benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme
  • 25 days holiday per year (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan on passing probationary period
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit your lifestyle 
     

Why work with us? 

Our people are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. We pride ourselves on being the best specialist media company in the world and our talented teams ensure we produce brilliant content for our readers and event attendees.  Thanks to them we have over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will impact world class brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career. 

​​The Haymarket way

Our values aren’t just words – they’re the way we do things at Haymarket and influence our culture. Our team's success is fuelled by the innovation, creativity and expertise of our people. But more than that – it’s crucial for us to behave with integrity and respect: towards each other, towards our audiences and towards our clients and partners.  

Equal Opportunities Statement

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural.  Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets. 

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding, exciting and fun place to work!

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