Assistant News Editor - Mirror Online

Assistant News Editor - Mirror Online London, England

Full Time London, England 31600 - 40000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

$60,000 - $80,000
Closing date: 28/03/2023
Job Introduction

We are looking for an Assistant News Editor to join us at Mirror Online. This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior journalist to take on one of the biggest jobs in UK digital journalism. The role will be focused on driving new audience from US content.

More people in the UK and Ireland choose a Reach brand for their news, entertainment and sport than any other commercial publisher, with a combined print and digital reach of 48m a month.

We own over 130 trusted national and local media brands, including the Mirror, Express, Star and OK! magazine, and reach a whopping 80% of the UK online population. We’re also home to 21 of the top 25 regional titles in the UK, including the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and MyLondon.

Wherever we are, we are proud to be campaigners, champions and changemakers in our communities.

We’re looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.

We are happy to consider applications on a flexible working basis, and will always aim to accommodate requests where possible.

This role is a 6 month fixed term contract that is a hybrid position working both from home and from our New York hub, we are therefore open to candidates commutable to New York.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

You will oversee a team focusing on US content day-to-day, choosing the best stories and liaising with all departments to create a dynamic and diverse website while managing staff and projects confidently as and when required. Growing our digital audience will be your top priority - and you’ll be passionate about doing it.

You will coordinate digital conferences and represent the department, work with other editorial leaders and ensure all content is legally and IPSO compliant while taking an interest in development of staff and ensure the department’s culture is open and inclusive.

The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?

An experienced journalist with in-depth knowledge of media law. You will be a capable, assured and experienced digital media expert and will have worked at a national or major regional level before. You will manage a talented, driven team with ease, and be able to support and direct in a pressured and frequently changing environment.

Package Description

What can we offer you?

As well as offering a competitive salary and benefits you can also expect;

  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

Reach plc believes 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 reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Assistant News Editor - Mirror Online
London, United Kingdom
Jim Mullen
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Company - Public
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