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Live News Editor

Posted: 18 Sep 2021 Closes: 8 Oct 2021
Bristol Competitive
Permanent & Full-time REA_007825

Job Introduction
We are BristolLive!

BristolLive currently reaches more than 20 million people a month and we are looking for an experiencedLive News Editor to lead our fast-paced and highly creative news team and help us deliver audience growth and loyalty.

You'll be working with a team of Content Editors and Writers to deliver quick-turnaround live news and agenda-setting regional content for BristolLive and its sister titles in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. You'll be working with the Editors on each of our three websites to ensure the highest quality content and publishing standards for our three sites.

Key Responsibilities
You'll be setting the pace and driving the content desk from first thing in the morning. You'll have an excellent news sense to ensure your team is focused on what matters and will be able to sell a story on social media and create content that surfaces quickly in search.

You'll be comfortable telling stories in a variety of different ways, including live blogging breaking news, packaging videos, using pictures and embedding multimedia, and will be able to make those stories stand out in newsfeeds across our social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

More than anything, you'll produce the kind of quick, accurate copy that people will keep coming back for.

The Ideal Candidate
You'll possess the analytical skills and insight to understand how our content, sites and social platforms are performing and be able to communicate that with our teams.

Our newsroom is fast-paced, experimental and innovative and we need people who enjoy the challenge of a truly digital newsroom, embrace change and have a willingness to learn.

We also need someone who is exceptionally organised, can deliver to deadlines, can lead a team and is happy presenting to clients and colleagues.

You'll work within our regional team, as part of the wider Reach Plc network, which includes titles such as the Mirror, Daily Express, Western Morning News, Manchester Evening News and Liverpool Echo.

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
  • 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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