The Ipswich Star, Editor

Employer
Archant
Location
Ipswich
Salary
Up to £50,000 plus £1000 joining bonus 
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Regional, News
Discipline
Editor
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Job Details

The Ipswich Star is looking for someone new to lead the team as Editor and we want someone who likes to do things a bit differently. 

It's a campaigning title and we want someone who wants to take the brand forward and fight for the people of the town. 

So how about taking a job where you can make a real difference not only to the title but also to the town you work in? 

With the heavyweight East Anglian Daily Times as its sister title, there is plenty of opportunity to have a broader outlook across Suffolk as well, working in hand in hand and supporting the Editor of that title, too. 

WHY WORK FOR ARCHANT? 

You'd be working for a really progressive and different type of company. 

We are starting on a new journey to move our titles to apps where readers would pay to subscribe. 

Through Google funding we have developed the first voice activated search technology for our brands. 

You would be working with our award-winning Investigations Team - shortlisted once again for its campaigning investigations. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS  

  • Salary up to £50,000 
  • £1000 joining bonus 
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off !!    
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews    
  • Full range of benefits including
    • Discount Vouchers 
    • Discounted Gym membership 
    • Health and wellbeing support (GP appointments) 
    • Cycle to Work scheme 
    • Annual Volunteer work day 
    • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising 

How do I apply? 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send us your CV and covering letter.

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. 

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.

Find Us
Website:
Location
Prospect House
Rouen Road
Norwich
NR1 1RE
GB

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