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The Daily Star, Overnight Showbiz / TV Reporter

Employer
Reach plc
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£Competitive + excellent company benefits
Closing date
3 Nov 2021

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Entertainment
Discipline
Reporter
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Job Details

The Daily Star Showbiz team is recruiting an Overnight Showbiz/TV Reporter to join their team. This role is an amazing opportunity for a reporter who will be responsible for sourcing exclusive stories, covering breaking news, red carpets and awards shows.

This will be a predominantly home based role with occasional time in the London office.

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.

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.

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

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave
  • Defined progression pathway
  • Enhanced Maternity, Partner and Shared Parental Leave benefits
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Share save scheme
  • Simply Health Cash Plan
  • A brilliant induction and learning hub
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Technology purchase scheme
  • Car purchase scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lots of high street discounts
  • Huge focus on Diversity & Inclusion. We have launched 6 networks to drive diversity at work and an inclusive environment, and to give you a voice. We hold panel events with internal and external guest speakers, and provide some really useful resources.
  • Huge focus on your wellbeing. Free wellbeing apps and confidential coaching support, with access to free healthcare advice and counselling (available to your and your immediate family members who live in the same household). Some services are available 24/7 via call and live chat.

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.

Company

As one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies our award-winning portfolio includes five national newspapers, over 100 regional newspapers and a range of websites and digital products. But it’s our people who make Reach plc what it is.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7293 3000
Location
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AP
GB
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