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MailOnline, Senior News Reporter

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Senior News Reporter

Location: MailOnline Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent

About the job

MailOnline, Britain’s Biggest UK digital news brand, is seeking a Senior News Reporter to join the London team and create compelling content for our news website.

You will be responsible for pitching, writing, producing, and curating content of interest to our audience which is distributed widely on social media.

Working closely with the news team your responsibilities will include:

  • Produce written content for the website and digital platforms
  • The ability to deliver vibrant copy while working to very tight deadlines is crucial
  • Ability to generate own news stories, with a keen eye for surfacing compelling content
  • Manage workflow and research to deliver stories to tight deadlines
  • Coordinate with fellow co-workers to ensure stories will be produced in a timely fashion for deadlines
  • Operate content management system for publication of stories
  • Monitor analytics and adjust strategy as needed to optimize KPIs
  • Produce coverage of significant news events

We are looking for professionals with the following:

  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification
  • Significant newsroom experience – at least two years on a national or large regional title
  • Ability to work under tight deadline pressure
  • Ability to generate own news stories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources
  • Must have a passion for research and finding the most interesting information
  • Strong communication skills to work collaboratively with team members

The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution.
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits….

About dmg::media

dmg media’s brands deliver highly engaging, trusted content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, i, MailOnline, Mail Plus, and reach more than 11m people daily in the UK.* Globally, our brands reach 180m unique browsers every month.** In March 2021, the business acquired the world’s leading science title, New Scientist.  

dmg media’s newsbrands are expert at getting to the bottom of the stories most relevant to their readers.

*PAMCo 1 2020  ** Omniture April 2021

Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.

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