The Grocer, Retail Reporter

William Reed Business Media
Remote/Home & Crawley office
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
22 Dec 2021

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Job Type
Full Time
Food & Drink, Trade Publication, FMCG
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Job Details

The Grocer is the UK’s biggest and most interesting business magazine, and we’re looking for a bright, experienced and ambitious B2B reporter to help us break major stories about the huge, fascinating, colourful and fast-changing food & drink grocery retail and wholesale sector.

The bible of the grocery retail market and the flagship title of the highly successful William Reed group, The Grocer is one of the UK’s most influential and high-profile business media publications, and has won countless awards for its campaigning and investigative approach in its 160 year history.

Amid systemic, political, technological, structural and consumer upheaval, this is a fascinating time to be reporting on the £200bn grocery sector.

Key Responsibilities

You’ll be expected to engage in and uncover stories around how a host of grocery retailers and wholesalers (big and small) are adapting (or not) to the challenges and opportunities, including product shortages, online delivery, the death of the high street, the recovery of the out of home sector, as well as issues such as crime, technology, food waste, the environment, social media, veganism, product innovation etc.

In doing so you’ll be examining and uncovering crucial information on strategy and performance, hirings and firings, pricing and promo strategy, merchandising, service, availability and the supply chain, e-commerce, store design, property and planning, marketing and many more.

So tell us what you can offer and what you’re interested in and we’ll try to match your skills with our needs. This role will encompass a range of different responsibilities, but it starts with great journalism, landing exclusive news stories, writing in depth analysis, features, reports, profiles, blogs and video/audio content, across a range of topics.

Experience / Skills

  • A demonstrable nose for news
  • Ambition and the desire to succeed and progress
  • Ability to engage, network and exert valuable information and insight from senior level contacts
  • Multimedia and data-journalism skills

We provide a supportive work environment and are committed to maintaining a healthy work/life balance for all of our employees. Working for William Reed means that you will be joining a stable organisation that is committed to developing its employees and brands.

We have offices in Gatwick and London, UK; Montpellier, France; Singapore and Chicago, US. In line with the Company’s current Agile Working Policy, the successful candidate would be eligible to work part of the week from our Crawley office and to work remotely for the rest of the week.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from talented individuals of all backgrounds and characteristics. If you need any support in accessing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.


  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Group Income Protection

If you are interested in applying for the position, please click 'APPLY NOW' and provide:

  • Your up-to-date CV
  • A one-page cover letter telling us why your experience and skills are a match for this role
  • Any links or PDF examples of your journalistic output, to demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.


We look forward to hearing from you.


A career with William Reed offers exciting challenges within a creative, dynamic environment.

With offices in the UK, France, Singapore and the US and an ever-expanding portfolio, we offer exceptional opportunities - and a broad selection of roles and career paths - to talented candidates

Find Us
Broadfield Park
West Sussex
RH11 9RT

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