Full Job Description
Daily Mirror has an opening for a digital TV Reporter to join our team. We are looking for an experienced digital journalist who knows all there is to know about the TV world. We give our readers all the backstage gossip, TV secrets, on and off-screen couples through to TV blunders as and when they happen – and we want you to help us grow.
This is a shift-based role and includes days, nights, weekends and occasional overnights
Although this position is predominantly with the Mirror, there will be occasions where you will be asked to work across our other titles within Reach.
This position will be predominantly home-based with some time in the London office (Canary Wharf).
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 ResponsibilitiesWhat will the role involve?
Writing TV news content, interviewing celebrities, covering live TV shows and being across the latest showbiz news and pitch exclusives, allowing us to give our audience great content throughout the day.
Uploading content into our CMS with a focus on user experience and quality content.
Working to tight deadlines and hitting high targets, with the ability to turn work around at a fast rate.
Understanding the Mirror brand and being aware of what drives traffic to the site, and what our social media followers like and engage with.
Developing and pitching original ideas in editorial and planning meetings.
And, of course, bringing our readers the very best in exclusive content.
The Ideal CandidateWho are we looking for?
For this position we require candidates to have an NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law
You will have previous experience in a fast-paced national newsroom or magazine
A real flair for social media and what drives traffic, engagement and likes
A strong interest in TV and celebrity-based news and content
A good knowledge of SEO best practice
Exceptional writing skills
Advanced interviewing skills
Experience of red carpet and event coverage would be ideal, but not essential
Experience using a CMS system
A good contacts book
Package DescriptionWhat can we offer you?
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
25 days holiday per annum
Contributory pension scheme
Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
Holiday purchase scheme
Plus 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.