News Editor, B2B, East Grinstead, circa £35K


Posted on July 25th.

Our client is a well-established and highly-regarded independent media company who produce editorially-driven B2B titles, on-line information, exhibitions, conferences and awards in an interesting and robust marketplace.

They are now looking for a News Editor to join their flagship brand as the business furthers its history of innovation, creativity and ambition. With the relaunch of the digital platform and the magazine going through a redesign this is an exciting time to join this highly-credible brand which will build on its heritage as it becomes an integrated multi-media operation.

Reporting in to the Deputy Editor and also managing and mentoring a team of three reporters, this role is crucial as news is the engine room driving everything else the brand does. You will have considerable responsibility for implementing the new web-first approach, balancing news and news analysis across the various platforms and leading the national news agenda in this high-profile sector.

Requirements:

  • Successful track record of delivering hard-hitting exclusives preferably in a B2B environment
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior reporters to build contacts and deliver stories
  • Experience of financial news; numerate with the ability to understand company accounts and pluck stories from a spreadsheet
  • Experience of a web-first news environment
  • Experience of delivering a suite of email alerts, e.g breaking news, daily alert etc.
  • Experience of writing news analysis
  • Skilled editor and rewriter
  • Visual aptitude; an interest in design, particularly graphical design
  • Ability to represent the brand and build contacts at a senior level

 

Performance objectives:

 

  • Increasing the quality and volume of online news, leading to an appreciable rise in traffic
  • Devising and implementing a suite of news-based email alerts, leading to an appreciable rise in traffic
  • Delivering a high-quality print news section to weekly deadlines
  • Delivering high-quality analysis services across print and online
  • Personally developing a finance and investment patch; building a network of contacts and delivering stories
  • Developing the skills in the team, leading to more and better stories
  • Stories picked up by the national media; developing the brand’s national profile through actively seeking opportunities to comment etc.
  • Building a personal social media profile

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced News Editor and a key role in this leading media company who pride themselves on being an ambitious, creative and caring organisation.

 

Please send your CV to zoe@escapehatchmedia.co.uk

 

 

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