Full Job Description
The Daily Star online team are looking for an experienced senior journalist to join our team as our Showbiz and TV Editor. With this role you will play a crucial part in driving our Showbiz and TV news team in creating content that will resonate with our current audience, whilst also increasing our online readership, making us the number one place for people to come for the hottest news!
For this position, it is key that the successful candidate has experience working within a digital news environment and has a strong understanding of the Showbiz and TV world.
So who are we?
You might not have heard of us, but we have probably met without you even realising it. Reach plc is home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror,Daily Star, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and of course, 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?
You will be responsible for driving daily showbiz traffic to the site from first thing each morning.
Choosing the best stories for reporters to cover with speed and accuracy.
Controlling a rolling list of stories, prioritising the list while also adding to it.
Maintain a proper working rota ensuring the department is properly covered at all times.
Forward planning to get the most out of big events.
Working with the paper to enhance and grow relationships.
Ability to work with more junior members, helping them learn and grow.
Understand the brand of the Daily Star online and create content accordingly.
Wants to grow the Daily Star online audience and identity.
The Ideal CandidateWho are we looking for?
A highly accomplished journalist with strong digital experience.
Ability to encourage their team and get the most out of everyone.
Ability to delegate work.
Excellent eye for a story.
Knowledge and keen interest in showbiz.
Self-motivated and ability to lead a team.
Excellent time management skills.
Ability to work under pressure, react fast to ever-changing stories.
Some shift work, weekends and poss nights, may be required.
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
and 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.