Archant, Writer - shooting titles

Employer
Archant
Location
Homeworking & Office based (Winnersh)
Salary
Up to £24k plus benefits
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Writer to join our market-leading multi-media shooting portfolio, which covers game, clay and rifle shooting in print and digital formats. 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and hard-working, with a flair for writing and an interest in fieldsports and the countryside. 

This varied role will involve writing news and features for the magazines and websites, liaising with contributors, and processing their copy. Other tasks will include contributing to our social media channels and overseeing essential administrative tasks. There will also be opportunities to get involved with our new YouTube channel, Shooting & Country TV. 
 
Working as part of a small, friendly team, you will assist with page proofing and maintaining the magazines’ high editorial standards. 
 
The role also offers the opportunity to attend events - such as game fairs, field and press trips - and generally immerse yourself in all things shooting!  

This is a full-time role, nicely split between home and the office in Winnersh, Berkshire, with fantastic opportunities for career progression. 

YOU WILL HAVE:  

  • A passion/interest in game/clay shooting and the countryside 
  • A-level education or higher, preferably with a journalism/writing qualification  
  • Experience of writing for a magazine, newspaper, website or blog - either through work or education/pleasure.  
  • The ability to manage a number of tasks simultaneously while remaining calm under pressure   
  • You should be a team player with excellent communication skills  

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

  • Salary paying up to £24,000, depending on experience 
  • Full 26 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays  
  • Cycle to Work scheme  
  • Free life assurance  
  • Pension 5% matched contribution  
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising  
  • One volunteer day per annum   
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme  

 
 

WHAT NEXT?  

 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a cover email explaining why you feel this opportunity is perfect for you.

 
Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.  

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive. 

Company

Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities with over 140 brands and associated websites.

We have a large portfolio of UK-based regional newspapers with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, and publish 1.35 million copies a week in print. Online, websites for our newsbrands reach over 4.8 million readers per month.

Our collection of more than 60 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.

Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK, and also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating predominantly in the UK and USA.

Our portfolio of 75 magazine titles includes county, specialist interest and wedding magazines as well as client contract magazines through Archant Dialogue. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focussed on the Weddings and French property markets.

Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting our more traditional media, and is a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK.

Archant was founded in 1845 in Norwich and now employs around 1,500 staff. Most of the back office functions are still located in Norwich and we have frontline staff based in the communities that we serve across the UK.

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Location
Prospect House
Rouen Road
Norwich
NR1 1RE
GB

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