Motor Trader, Senior Reporter / Features Writer

02 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Motor Trader is looking for a Senior Reporter / Features Writer to join the team.

The candidate will ideally have a background in business journalism with the ability to write daily news for and contribute features and analysis for the monthly magazine.

They will work closely with the Editor to develop feature ideas and secure key interviews. A working knowledge of InDesign for subediting, WordPress and social media platforms is required.


  • Writing analytical and well-researched features
  • Producing authoritative news and analysis for print and online
  • Building a strong contact book
  • Representing the magazine at industry events in the UK and internationally
  • Sub-editing copy – a keen eye for detail, good grammar

Personal Specifications and Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to influence and negotiate for time and resources at all levels.
  • Evidence of success in building and managing relationships with high level stakeholders.
  • Evidence of success in prioritising and dealing with high level sensitive information and enquiries and taking appropriate action on a regular basis.
  • Organisational awareness with the ability to operate with confidence and credibility across all functions of the Company.

IT, Administrative and Organisational Skills:

  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and to demonstrate an effective and resourceful approach to addressing issues.

Judgement and Analysis:

  • Sound judgement with the ability to interpret, analyse and disseminate complex, sensitive information.
  • A strong understanding of business and organisational risk and the ability to analyse situations and apply judgement on decisions.
  • Awareness of the Company’s reputation, finance or legal position.


  • Resourceful and purposeful, with initiative, drive and a strong desire to deliver exceptional results.
  • A team player both internally and externally.

Communication skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present and explain management information clearly to a variety of audiences.

Other Special Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a journalist, particularly in business reporting and commentary.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Good understanding of digital media and its impact on the printed medium.
  • The confidence to interview and build contacts among senior industry figures including CEOs.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A valid UK passport /ability to travel internationally.

Applicants should complete the application form below to send their CV and also send a covering letter of no more than 450 words.

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