National Sport Content Editor
Reach PLC
England, London
5d ago

Job Introduction

We are looking for a sports content editor to help lead our sports teams and ensure the highest quality content is produced at all times.

We know sports media across the UK needs to be more representative of the fans who read our journalism. We particularly want to hear from people who feel their voice isn't being heard in sports journalism, and who want to play a leading role in helping to shape a more inclusive future for sports journalism.

This is not a location-dependent role and can be based anywhere in the UK.

Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this, the role may close without notice, so please don't delay your application.

So, who are we?

We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers.

From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK.

At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key Responsibilities

  • Focus on building out new audience opportunities on Sport
  • Commission and edit exceptional comment, opinion and analysis content.
  • Ensure sports digital content strategy is delivered locally within the team.
  • Day to day management of writers to ensure best possible coverage.
  • Build relationships with fans across digital platforms
  • Content edit locally sourced material as part of content editing team
  • Managing social media and audience relationships as and when required.
  • Working across sports vertical as and when required
  • Writing, regularly, and maintaining a public-facing profile across sites
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • First-class content editing experience
  • Strong team player who can work for benefit of whole network
  • Strong people management skills - essential to get this job
  • Digital publishing skills
  • Social media skills
  • Passion for digital storytelling in journalism
  • Proven leader
  • NCTJ or equiv qualification
  • Deep knowledge of media law
  • Successful background in developing people and managing people
  • Digital publishing experience
  • So, who are we?

    We are Reach plc , you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers.

    From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

    We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK.

    At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

    Package Description

  • We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Inclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice
  • Lots of high street discounts!
  • 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.

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