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SWNS, Feature Writer

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Employer: SWNS

Title: Feature Writer

Employment type: Full time

Location: Bristol

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the magazine department at SWNS - Britain’s most dynamic news content provider.

Alongside our core news agency operation at SWNS, we create several real life titles in their entirety on behalf of major publishers. These include Pick Me Up! and Chat monthly.

We are looking for a confident and creative Feature Writer to join our talented team.

Candidates must be genuinely passionate about magazines and real life stories as well as having an interest in lifestyle content.

The role:

You will have an excellent eye for a story, be a confident writer and love the daily challenge of adapting to different titles and subject matters.

The role includes being responsible for sourcing, interviewing and writing real life stories for our titles and creating lifestyle content. You will play a part in the magazine pages from idea stage right through to print. This includes subbing.

We would require you to constantly come up with innovative ideas for the titles and work to tight deadlines in a small, fast-paced team while producing consistently great results. You will also be involved in the daily running of the magazines, including responding to reader enquiries.

All applicants must have:

  • A journalism degree or equivalent writing qualification
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Preferably a magazine background or relevant editorial experience.
  • A strong portfolio of work that demonstrates exceptional writing skills and the talent to adapt to different styles and subjects
  • A knowledge of InDesign
  • Excellent interview skills
  • The ability to take direction while delivering exciting new ideas
  • The drive to be a friendly, enthusiastic team player

Who we are:

SWNS is the UK’s biggest independent news content provider, with 100 staff in offices across the country and a satellite in the US. We distribute more than 1,000 original media assets every day, making us one of the single biggest sources of news content for publishers across the world. Our content spans everything from breaking news and human interest to health, science and virals.

We believe in real journalism; reporters, photographers and videographers who gather content on the ground and turn them into media packages which leap off the page or screen. We also work with hundreds of contributors and major publishers to licence and monetise their content.

Alongside our core news agency operation, SWNS supplies a wide range of editorial and bespoke commission services ranging from assignments for brands to full outsource production services for publishers.

Our passion, drive and innovative business model has seen us grow exponentially over the last decade and this role reflects our continued investment in journalism.

Please reply with CV and covering letter.


SWNS is the largest regional news and picture service in the UK, with offices and over 100 editorial staff across the country.

On a daily basis SWNS produces a newswire service comprising over 100 original pieces of copy and 1000 photographs and videos. This newswire provides one of the single largest sources of content for the major news publishers in the UK and beyond.

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