ENDS Report, News Editor

Employer
Haymarket Media Group Limited
Location
Twickenham, London
Salary
£35,000
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Trade Publication, Environment
Discipline
News Editor
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Job Details

News Editor

Keen to explore the impacts of environmental policy on business and the natural world?

Eager to report on critical environmental issues such as the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and sewage pollution?

Want to oversee the delivery of expert, trustworthy reporting that can change the world for the better?

If so, this could be the job for you.

What’s top of the news agenda? It’s the environment. And we at the ENDS Report are the people who talk to the professionals who are responsible for making and implementing environmental policy. Our reporting can make a difference.

We are the UK’s leading news and information service for environmental professionals, serving environment managers in business, regulators, environmental consultants and a wide range of other environmental specialists.

We are seeking to recruit a news editor to lead the team that produces our online news. The successful candidate will support the deputy editor in planning, coordinating and delivering the title’s news content.

S/he will have excellent news judgement, with the ability to spot the stories that matter most to our audience’s working lives, the attributes to motivate and manage an experienced team of journalists, and first-class commissioning, editing, organisational and interpersonal abilities. Also vital is the ability to make good judgments and maintain attention to detail under time pressure.

Experience of editing a section of a magazine or website is a requirement of the post. Also essential is a track record of employing audience intelligence data to understand what content has the most value for our subscribers.

Haymarket is a successful international specialist media company.  We have over 60 market-leading brands in the consumer and B2B markets across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany, connecting people and communities across digital, print, festivals, awards, conferences, and exhibitions. 

As a global business operating in diverse markets, we are inherently multicultural and we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole and use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets. 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • plan, commission, write and edit and ensure timely delivery of news, working under the direction of the deputy editor
  • check and edit all news copy to ensure that it meets the brief, makes sense and provides a compelling read
  • where needed, support the news team by writing online news and news analysis, as well as features
  • preparing ENDS Report’s flagship daily news bulletin and oversee the delivery of the title’s specialist bulletins
  • general upkeep of the ENDS Report website, making sure sections are updated, and that the positioning of content reflects the findings of audience engagement insights
  • lead on social media

Person Specification

  • Excellent commissioning and copy-editing skills
  • First-class writing skills
  • Good familiarity with all the subject areas covered by the ENDS brand
  • An analytical mind - ability to process data, understand it and know how to apply it
  • Understanding commercial drivers – especially users’ eagerness to pay to be associated with the brand
  • Experience with analytics tools (Google Analytics, social media monitoring tools, etc.)
  • Charm and guile - ability to get on with people from colleagues, both on the brand and centrally, and to apply the learning from those relationships to the task in hand
  • Persistence and energy - monitoring and improving systems once they are set up
  • Excellent networking skills - the ability to establish and develop good relationships with leading figures in specialist sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflow, deadlines and ensure quality and timeliness of copy

Why work with us?
People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We’re hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career. 

Our conveniently located Twickenham HQ is home to around 600 employees with a vast array of careers from journalism, video, marketing, sales and events to technology, digital development and product management.

As well as being the home of English rugby, Twickenham has the benefit of being less than 30 minutes from central London but also enjoying its riverside location, proximity to Richmond Park and a buzzing social scene.

With flexible hours, great brands, and a modern open plan environment, we attract great people. There’s time for you to get involved in our extra-curricular activities too; from volunteering with our charity partners, going for a lunch-time riverside run, cycling around Richmond Park or after work fun!

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

Our benefits include

  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme 
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days) 
  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 11-3)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to Perkbox
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance 

We want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. We feel that nothing beats face-time with our colleagues and we’ve therefore adopted a blended working model where full time employees can expect to spend 3 days of their week in the office and the other 2 working at a location of their choice. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.  

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@haymarket.com.

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding and exciting place to work.

Company

More information

Haymarket has its heart and soul in publishing and media.

Since we founded the company half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of our products and our people.

Our philosophy has always been quite simple: only by having the highest quality individuals can you produce the highest quality products, combining the best in content, design, production and customer services.

Globalisation is opening up the world further, and providing many opportunities for us to continue to grow. You’ll see elsewhere in the site that we have offices around the world, and that many of our titles are now truly global brands.

Haymarket serves a broad spread of markets, from sport to medicine, from technology to town planning. We’re in consumer, business and customer media, along with exhibitions and live events. Predicting the shape of our business in three, five or 10 years is almost impossible; and the unpredictability is, for us, part of the appeal.

We aim to be the perfect company to work with or for – we have the processes and attitude that ensure quality and consistency, and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes every day rewarding.

Find Us
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Location
Bridge House
69 London Road
Twickenham
TW1 3SP
GB
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