Mirror Online, Sport Video Journalist

Reach plc
Competitive salary + company benefits
08 Mar 2019
26 Mar 2019
Reach plc
Job Type
Full Time

The video team are at the heart of the Mirror online's digital operation and are a close and enthusiastic team to work with.

They are now looking for a self-motivated video journalist with a background in sport to suggest and source clips, edit to a good quality and to film for the site every day.

This is an exciting opportunity which will see the ideal candidate responding to breaking sports news on their own, as well as alongside the highly-skilled team.

The candidate will be regularly required to interact with news editors, homepage editors, members of the social team, sports journalists and showbiz journalists, as well as journalists working on a variety of other departments.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.

Key Responsibilities:

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

The Ideal Candidate:

You could be a recent graduate with some great experience and/or be an 'old-hand' at sports journalism with video skills.

One of the most important things to us is that you possess a NCTJ or BJTC qualification and have a minimum of a year's experience in sourcing and editing video content for a digital sport environment. You will understand major editing software and have a good grasp of media law.

Being a sports role, there are a variety of daytime, evening and weekend shifts encompassed in the role.

You must also be comfortable filming and using a camera and experienced in sourcing video content from social media. A knowledge of new and emerging platforms would be a bonus.

Most importantly, you will be driven by sport with a keen interest in football.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application - click 'Apply' now.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer.

These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts!

Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

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.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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