Express.co.uk, Travel Reporter

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Jul 2021
Closes
19 Aug 2021
Ref
TravExpress
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Freelance
Hours
Full Time

It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for an experienced Travel reporter to join our expanding team at Express.co.uk.

Our Travel reporter is responsible for ensuring our content is engaging, informative and reaches as wide an audience as possible. This role will produce content which meets the needs of our readers, writing on topics which affect their lives and help them to make sense of the ever changing rules and restrictions around travel today - as well as giving them inspiration for trips both near and far.

Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this the role may close without notice, so please don't delay in your application. 

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 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.

Role Duties

  • Produce high quality content for the Travel department
  • Understand and apply knowledge of SEO to maximise article success on search
  • Interview key industry figures to produce market leading exclusives on a weekly basis
  • Work with the Editor to explore new content opportunities which will maximise the success of the department
  • Collaborate with the Social team to ensure all content produced is effectively shared on all relevant social channels to maximise page views and shares
  • Knowledge and application of UK media law 

     

Ideal candidate

  • Previous experience writing for a website or digital product
  • A demonstrable passion for Travel and the key issues impacting ordinary people, from the latest quarantine rules, to where to find the best holiday deals, to how to bag that airline upgrade - and much, much more.
  • Proven knowledge and application of SEO to boost traffic
  • Use of Google Analytics
  • Ability to work under pressure and show initiative

Package Description

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Homeworking flexibility
  • Inclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

 

 

 

* To apply now please send your CV, covering letter and availability to lauren.ocallaghan@reachplc.com