Mirror Online, Senior Video Journalist

Reach plc
Competitive plus company benefits
07 Aug 2018
06 Sep 2018
Reach plc
Job Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen on the Mirror's video team for a Senior Journalist. This is a mixed desk and leadership role where the candidate will work on requested stories as well as proactively lead the team in best-practice editing and sourcing as well as building relationships with other sections on site.

About us:

Reach plc is one of the UK's largest multimedia publishers. We publish over 100 new brands, including the Daily Mirror and Scottish Daily Record, as well as iconic market-leading regional and local newspaper titles such as the Liverpool Echo, Manchester Evening News and Birmingham Mail.

Digital growth is at the heart of Reach's strategy, with a goal of developing and sustaining strong and leading positions across print and digital channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Suggesting/sourcing/producing video stories for mirror.co.uk
  • Editing to a consistent look and feel for the site
  • Being accountable for forward planning of video content in addition to reactive work
  • Liaising with other departments about how to get video best-projected on site
  • Reacting to video queries from third parties and senior members of staff
  • Willingness to proactively assist and guide other members of the team

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have proven industry experience in news/celebrity/sport video editorial coverage. They must be passionate about video and have a good knowledge of the vendors in the marketplace.

They will get to work as part of an award-winning team; liaising closely with specialist editors on site. The role is part of a large team who share shifts covering the hours of 7am until midnight.


  • A self-starter, able to think on their feet and pitch in concepts to senior management
  • A journalistic background with relevant qualifications. An awareness of legal issues around filming and editing
  • Editing skills across Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut or similar
  • Good contacts and a broad knowledge of the digital video marketplace
  • Ability to film on professional HDVs or DSLRs.
  • Experience lighting single and multi-camera shoots


  • Experience working in a digital publishing newsroom
  • Experience with graphics tools such as Adobe After Effects. Photoshop
  • Knowledge of video consumption across lead social media sites and on mobile
  • Audio VO experience (scripting and/or producing)
  • Evidence of an ability to write short-form copy would be a bonus

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc offer a whole host of voluntary flexible benefits. These include a car scheme, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, staff discounts, season tickets & parking loans and an employee assistance programme.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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