Mirror Online, Assistant Editor - Showbiz

Reach plc
Canary Wharf, London
Competitive + company benefits
02 May 2019
23 May 2019
Reach plc
Job Type
Full Time

Mirror Online is looking for an Assistant Celebrity Editor to expand our growing team. We are looking for an experienced writer with a go-to knowledge of Celebrity and TV news.

As Assistant Celebrity Editor you will be responsible for shadowing the deputy editor and, on occasion, stepping up to take charge of the team. Additional duties will include covering breaking news, red carpets and awards shows.

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, OK! & New! Magazines 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 620 million newspapers, with 5.8 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.

We average 21.5 million mobile visitors - that's 60% of the entire mobile market. Each month we attract over 32 million unique visitors. That's more than our competitors. You will help us further increase our digital audience into 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as third in command of the celebrity and TV sections
  • Shadowing the deputy editor
  • Writing copy
  • Taking over the deputy's duties when they are off desk or on holiday
  • Handling breaking news - breaking news coverage is a huge part of this role
  • Writing quickly and accurately
  • Other responsibilities include helping with rotas and being flexible with working hours

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An excellent knowledge of UK and US celebrities and TV is essential
  • As one of our senior journalists in the department, your legal knowledge should be up to date
  • Creative and the ability to write rapidly and accurately
  • Proven ability to write excellent copy and break exclusives

Package Description:

In addition to competitive salaries, up to 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays), bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc has a wealth of flexible benefits on offer.

These include holiday purchase scheme, 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.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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

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