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News and features reporters: UK and US media



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Press Gazette  is on course to achieve its most successful year revenue-wise since the 2008 stock market crash and as a result, we are expanding.

If you believe, like us, that news is the most important business in the world, then you will find either of these roles fulfilling.

Over the last two years Press Gazette has pivoted from being a title mainly aimed at journalists and editors, to one which also targets senior decision-makers in the media with strategic insight in the UK and globally – hence our Future of Media masthead slogan.

We believe we serve our historic mission of “fighting for journalism” best by helping editors and publishers develop new strategies to make their businesses profitable.

These two new roles will be a broad mixture of news, and feature writing as well as general editorial support tasks (like sharing articles on Twitter, helping with newsletter production and generally ‘pitching in’).

The beat for both roles will be centred around providing high-quality news, intelligence and information which helps the people who run news media businesses succeed.

The successful applicants will also be tasked with helping to write some of our paid-for “Partner Content”. You can see more of that here. 

Job responsibilities

  • Writing news articles, supporting social media accounts and audience building
  • Writing more in-depth features and data-led articles under the guidance of the team
  • Supporting the commercial content effort by writing high-quality articles promoting the work of our commercial partners (which are clearly signposted as such)
  • Helping coordinate other commercial content deliverables: tweets, newsletter entries, social media posts.

Experience

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism training
  • At least one year’s experience in journalism in a writing role: eg. local news, specialist publication or website.

Skills

  • Organised and happy to juggle multiple tasks
  • Clear writer comfortable with using web publishing tools (eg. WordPress CMS and social media)
  • Comfortable optimising stories for SEO and sharing them effectively on social media
  • Able to talk to commercial clients and handle amends for stories

What we provide you

  • A supportive working environment with an experienced team who are happy to share their skills and insight. Journalism can be a serious business, but it is also a lot of fun – so let’s enjoy ourselves whilst we are doing it
  • Modern central London offices (the US role can be entirely remote, or based partly out of our New York office)
  • Access to the latest publishing tools
  • A competitive salary with a range of company benefits eg. travel to work cycle scheme, pension, season ticket loan
  • Training and career development
  • The chance to work for a growing journalism business at an exciting time for the company and wider industry

Note: The UK media reporter role will be office-based in central London for two to three days per week and remote for the rest of the time. But if it is a deal-breaker we would be happy to make the job entirely home-based for the right candidate.

Please apply to Dominic Ponsford with a CV and covering letter of around 300 words explaining your suitability for either role. Please remember, ‘show don’t tell’ in your cover note. Don’t expect us to take your word for it, provide evidence to back up your case.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for those who need to balance child-care and would consider job-shares.

Closing date: 30 September

Thank you for your interest.

To apply for this job email your details to dominicp@pressgazette.co.uk

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