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The Bookseller, Senior Reporter (12 mo. FTC)

The Stage Media Company Ltd
£25,500 - £27,000 FTE
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Job title: Senior Reporter

Reports to:  News Editor

Main purpose of the role

To work with the news team to create engaging editorial content of the highest standard for the web, magazine and other platforms, conforming to The Bookseller’s house style.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing fast, accurate news stories for online, including for daily morning news email, with a focus on looking for original stories and scoops
  • Contributing news and feature stories to the print content of The Bookseller
  • Developing constructive contacts on defined patches in order to pick up scoops, get comments, take feedback etc. 
  • Working both on own initiative and as a team with the other reporters on larger stories, and with flexibility on other patches as news team needs require.
  • When pandemic allows, representing The Bookseller in face-to-face meets with contacts at launch events, conferences and presentations.

Key skills required:

  • Substantial experience of news reporting on a business-to-business magazine, daily or weekly newspaper or news website
  • PC and Mac literate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with the book industry will be an advantage

Personal Attributes required:

  • Able to work independently but also as part of a wider team
  • Shows initiative and is self-motivated
  • Organised and demonstrates excellent attention to detail
  • Intuitive to business needs
  • Able to network and develop relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to positively contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment


• Excellent training and the opportunity to develop your career
• Based in the heart of London Bridge
• Access to our discounts’ portal
• Membership to Employee Assistance Programme
• Pension
• Annual season ticket loan
• Life Insurance

We will consider candidates who would prefer a four-day working week as an alternative to a full-time post



The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK theatre, entertainment and performing arts industry.

Established in 1880, The Stage is a private limited company owned by the family of one of the two founders.

Publishing across the web and print, The Stage is a must-read for those with an involvement or interest in the performing arts industry in Great Britain and beyond.

The Stage is an essential resource for actors and performers, backstage workers, creative teams and those in training and education.

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