The Ipswich Star, Deputy News Editor

Employer
Archant
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£30,000  
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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

DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR - IPSWICH STAR, SUFFOLK

We at Archant do things differently and want people who like to do things differently to come and join us.  

We are one of the only publishers in the country that has a voice activated news search archive that is linked through Google.   

We have an award-winning Investigations Team that spends a serious amount of time working on in-depth quality journalism that really does hold power to account.    

And we are moving to a new newsroom organisation that allows our journalists more time to spend on writing quality stories.    

This is where you come in.    

Our new specialist reporting team has a rare opening for a deputy news editor to help to shape the content we need to produce to attract readers willing to pay for our stories.    

It is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills, understand what a reader really wants to read by learning from our unique data and insights team, and help to coach and support our journalists to produce the right content.  

You'll not only be confident in stepping up and running the newsroom when required, you'll also relish the chance to write stories of your own that make a difference.   

If you like the idea of a new adventure and going on the journey with us, then you may be right for this role. This role is working 75 hours over a 2-week shift pattern from our offices in Ipswich.   

YOU WILL HAVE:  

  • Newsroom experience to at least senior reporter/chief-reporter level  
  • Experience of using data and analytics   
  • Understanding of best practice processes, workflows, measurement, and output  
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills   
  • People-management and leadership skills  
  • Effective communication skills able to cascade information with urgency  
  • Keen nose for relevant national and regional concerns and issues  
  • Ability to motivate a team and bring out the best of those around them  
  • Preference to work under pressure/deadlines and be able to prioritise  
  • Full knowledge of media law, IPSO and Code of Practice  

SALARY & BENEFITS       

  • Salary: £30,000   
  • 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 
    • Generous sick pay scheme 
    • Discount Vouchers 
    • Discounted Gym membership 
    • Health and wellbeing support (GP appointments) 
    • Cycle to Work scheme    
    • Annual Volunteer work day    
    • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising    

WHAT NEXT?  

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send 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.    

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.

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

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