Metro.co.uk, Entertainment Reporter

Recruiter
Metro
Location
Kensington, London
Salary
£DoE
Posted
21 Sep 2018
Closes
21 Oct 2018
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Metro.co.uk delivers news, features, sport, opinion, and shareable content to a fast-growing global audience and we are looking for a talented entertainment reporter and feature writer to join the London team.

Ideal candidates will have experience in creating original content in a variety of forms, including interviews, videos and features. They will have a passion for all things TV and showbiz but also be able to cover a wide range of topics.

You will have a talent for finding the strongest angles on the best stories and be confident in pitching your ideas to the entertainment editor.

You will also be confident in leading a team and pursuing original angles for stories.

You should be passionate about online and have a distinctive, engaging and lively writing style. We’re not afraid of character here.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the entertainment editor, social, SEO team as well as the picture and video desk to create bold, engaging and timely content
  • Spotting great stories and have a passion to cover them before competitors
  • Be confident in using contacts to create exciting exclusives
  • Writing the best and most engaging entertainment content, using a variety of formats
  • Creating original stories as well as making sure trending stories are covered in an innovative and imaginative way


Key requirements:

  • At least a years' experience reporting on entertainment for a media outlet
  • Understanding of the UK Editors’ Code of Practice, media and copyright law
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Keen interest in bloggers and community groups
  • Being able to conduct interviews across a variety of platforms (from written to FB Lives) is a bonus


Apply by completing the application form below. 

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