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The Bookseller, News Reporter (part-time)

Employer
The Stage Media Company Ltd
Location
Hybrid. London office and home working mix
Salary
£24,000 - £26,000 (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Sector
Trade Publication, B2B, Entertainment
Discipline
Reporter

Job Details

News Reporter (part-time)

Are you a tenacious and motivated news journalist looking for your next part-time role?

The Bookseller is the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry in the UK. Founded in 1858, we are fiercely independent. As well as the weekly print magazine, The Bookseller is available online via subscription, and runs The British Book Awards, The YA Book Prize, the Marketing & Publicity, Children’s and FutureBook conferences. It is now owned by The Stage Media Company.

Reporting to the News Editor, The Bookseller is looking for a part-time News Reporter to join our busy team, working two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays).

You will work with the news team to create engaging editorial content of the highest standard for the web, magazine and other platforms.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing fast, accurate news stories for www.theBookseller.com 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.
  • Representing The Bookseller in face-to-face meets with contacts at launch events, conferences and presentations
  • Developing knowledge and expertise in the book industry in order to refine news judgement and reflect the level of expertise of our readers.

Key skills required:

  • Previous experience of news reporting on a business-to-business magazine, daily or weekly newspaper or online site
  • PC and Mac literate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of the publishing sector an advantage

Personal Attributes required:

  • A tenacious and motivated journalist
  • 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
  • Willingness to participate in continual learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to positively contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • This list is non-exhaustive and may be amended from time to time depending on the requirements of the role

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024

Please note the salary range advertised for this role will be pro rata of the FTE advertised (depending on experience). 

The Stage Media Company welcomes people from a range of backgrounds, and with different perspectives. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities.

Please let us know if you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the application and/or recruitment process. 


The Bookseller
Role: Editorial
Locations: London office
Yearly salary: £24,000 - £26,000
Employment type: Part-time
Remote status: Hybrid (mix of office and home working)
Employment status: Permanent part time

 

We offer a variety of benefits

  • 25 days of holiday

Together with UK bank holidays

  • Contributory pension scheme

We match your 4% contribution each month

  • Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

A helpline and resources available to support 24/7 

  • Access to our discounts portal offering a wide variety of ways to save

Rewards Gateway offers various ways to save on everyday and big deal purchases. Also includes workouts and recipes.

  • Life insurance cover

This is at 2.5 x your annual salary

  • Season ticket loan

An interest free loan to assist with regular travel

  • Hybrid working options

We mix working in the office with working from home

  • Access to our well being portals through Health Assured

For short wellness courses to videos and articles

  • Fruit in the office each week

To balance out the biscuits

  • Central location in the heart of Bermondsey Street

Easy access from the station to various bars, restaurants, shops and walks

  • and a few other top secret perks
     

Company

The Stage Media Company, based in London Bridge, is dedicated to providing up-to-date news and services for the UK’s theatre, performing arts and book publishing industry with two key titles: The Bookseller and The Stage.

The Bookseller is the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry in the UK. Founded in 1858, we are fiercely independent. As well as the weekly print magazine, The Bookseller is available online via subscription, and runs The British Book Awards, The YA Book Prize, the Marketing & Publicity, Children’s and FutureBook conferences. It is now owned by The Stage Media Company.

Established in 1880, The Stage is the weekly newspaper and website providing news, opinion and features about the UK theatre and performing arts industry. The Stage runs leading annual events, including The Stage Awards, the highest-profile awards celebrating excellence in British theatre across the whole of the UK, and The Stage Debut Awards, the only awards dedicated to recognising breakthrough theatre talent.

Company info
Websites
http://thebookseller.com/
http://thestage.co.uk

Location
47 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XT
United Kingdom

Company info
Website
Location
47 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XT
United Kingdom

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