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Regional Content Editor

Posted: 15 Jan 2022 Closes: 28 Jan 2022
Home-based Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -101849978

Job Introduction
It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for an experienced Content Editor to join our teams in the South East! You will be working across our titles includingBedfordshireLive, BuckinghamshireLive, BerkshireLive, OxfordshireLive, SurreyLive, HampshireLive, SussexLive, KentLive, EssexLive, HertsLive, CambsLive, NorfolkLive, and SuffolkLive

This role exists to lead our teams of content writers in delivering content which informs, inspires, indulges and informs our readers about their local lives. This includes managing content, developing teams and ensuring audience targets are delivered every month.

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.

Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted.

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
  • Lead newsrooms in producing content which engages readers and reaches as many people as possible.
  • Publish content online, and ensure published to Reach digital publishing standards are met at all times
  • Ensure IPSO standards are met at all times, and every piece of content is legally sound
  • Manage home pages and audience engagement channels (social, newsletters etc) as and when required
  • Mentor and develop reporters and others reporting directly in
  • Taking accountability for the fair and consistent application of all our people policies, procedures and processes.
  • Fostering a high-performance culture by setting clear expectations and having in-the-moment performance discussions.
  • Developing a culture of trust, where people are safe to speak up, clear on their role in the team's success and empowered to be their best at work.
  • Rewarding and recognising great performance, celebrating people's achievements and successes.
  • Ensuring the continued development of team members, supporting them to reach their full potential.
  • Partnering with our HR team to attract, develop and maintain the best talent to help the business achieve its goals, now and in the future. Including monitoring engagement and using employee feedback to continually improve.


The Ideal Candidate
  • First-class content editing experience
  • Strong people management skills - essential to get this job
  • Digital publishing skills
  • Social media skills
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • NCTJ or equiv qualification
  • Deep knowledge of media law
  • Strong local knowledge
  • Communication, including written, face-to-face, presentation skills and the ability to cascade consistent messages for maximum impact.


Package Description
  • Help saving for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we'll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days' holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years' service with Reach, you'll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day- an additional day's leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Flexibility - In this role, you'll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We'll support you with your home set-up, and you'll be able to claim expenses for any trips to our office 'hubs' or client meetings
  • Enhanced family leave- including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you'll be eligible after just six months' employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan - free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • 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 - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities - you'll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes


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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