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City A.M., News Editor

Employer
City A.M.
Location
London (Central)
Salary
£45-55k 
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sector
Nationals, Online, Finance, Economics
Discipline
News Editor
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Job Details

NEWS EDITOR 

City A.M. is looking for an experienced business journalist to lead a talented newsdesk and operate as the editor’s right-hand.

The role is a senior one within our print and digital newsroom. Whilst the right candidate will span both worlds, this role is skewed heavily towards the print side. 

The candidate will: 

  • Manage a rolling news list to present at news conference and afternoon plot conference with the editor; 
  • Contribute story ideas and offer feedback and guidance to reporters;
  • Push reporters to develop stories and features, and to develop their potential as journalists;
  • Provide challenge and input to the editor as decisions are made about daily priorities;
  • Build out the newspaper flatplan on a daily basis, placing stories for the print edition, beforehanding over to the night editor;
  • Work with the design desk to develop innovative ways of telling stories in a daily newspaper; 
  • Manage the newsroom rota.

This is the perfect role for an experienced reporter looking to take on additional responsibility or for an editor looking to take a senior role in the production of a daily newspaper. The right candidate will be a right-hand to the editor, and will take the lead on editing the newspaper when the editor is away. 

They will also be expected to contribute on the digital side, pushing reporters to file quick clean copy before building out stories for tomorrow’s edition. 

City A.M. has weathered an almighty storm over the past two years but has come out stronger, with print circulation roughly equivalent to that before the Covid-19 pandemic and digital traffic far exceeding previous levels. City A.M. is set for a period of strong growth, with a highly skilled group of reporters and a never-more-exciting business world to report on. 

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter explaining what new features, ideas or avenues of investigation you would bring to City A.M. in your first week as News Editor.


Hours - 10:30am - 7:30pm, Sunday to Thursday

Salary: £45-55k 

Company

City A.M. covers financial and business news as well as sport and contemporary lifestyle.

City A.M. is distributed at more than 250 carefully chosen commuter hubs across London and the home counties, as well as 1,600 offices throughout the City, Canary Wharf and other areas of high business concentration, giving it a daily readership in excess of 399,000 professionals.

Our ABC certified distribution figure for the period from 31 July 2017 to 27 August 2017 is 90,388. Our readers are professionals, in full-time work and with an average salary of over £87,000 per annum - well over three times the national average.

CityAM.com has a monthly visitor figure in excess of 1.27m, of which two-thirds are in the UK. Our website visitors have an average income of £52,000 (Source: Adobe Analytics, Comscore).

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Website
Location
2nd Floor St Magnus House
3 Lower Thames Street
London
EC3R 6HD
United Kingdom
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