that's life!, Junior Features Writer - 6 Month FTC

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£DoE
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Reporting to: Features Editor (plus Editor on a daily basis)

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join the UK’s number 1 publisher, Bauer Media. We are looking to hire a junior features writer for national weekly true life magazine, that’s life!.

Please note this is a 6 month fixed term contract and the candidate must be available to start work on or around 26 August 2019, finishing in February 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Source, chase and sign exclusive, real-life stories. Source stories across the board, for that’s life weekly, monthly and crime issues
  • Persuade the interviewee to feature in that’s life! rather than one of our competitor magazines,
  • Negotiate to get the story for the best price possible.
  • Re-interview and edit agency copy, into magazine house-style, including copy that starts well and ends well, and is as engaging and as high quality as possible.
  • Write captivating and original flashes, heads and sells, as well as supplying coverline ideas
  • Create and run editorial campaigns, which feature in both our weekly and monthly titles.
  • Employ legal knowledge and experience to avoid defamation, contempt etc, and to uphold IPSO guidelines and legal guidance.
  • Relish the challenge of working in a busy, fast-paced team and enjoy working on a wide range of articles, from letters to in-depth true life campaigns.
  • Willingness to work weekends – only when required - to source stories


Key skills required:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Determination and perseverance
  • Good general and current affairs knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • IT skills


Apply by completing the application form below. 

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