Express.co.uk, News Reporter

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£DoE
Posted
Jan 24, 2018
Closes
Feb 24, 2018
Ref
News Reporter
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance

Status: Casual / Freelance

Experienced News Reporters wanted to join Britain's fastest-growing national newspaper website.

We are after dynamic, self-starting journalists capable of working to tight deadlines in our busy online newsroom.

Applicants will deliver vibrant copy and will have a track record of finding exclusive stories for a national and global readership.

Candidates must be social media savvy, SEO-conversant and be able to turn their hand to all types of news, both at home and abroad. Experience on a national title and/or in a digital news environment would be useful.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding digital news operation in our London HQ.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generate and cover day-to-day news, ensuring that the focus is always on the site’s most-searchable stories
  • Show an understanding of the website’s key content and ensure a steady flow of copy around these issues
  • Use your bulging contacts book and to pull in exclusive interviews and news stories
  • Push content via Facebook and Twitter, in accordance with the digital social media policy
  • Optimise stories in accordance with the digital SEO strategy
  • Be able to react quickly to breaking news stories
  • Identify unique angles for stories
  • Write and edit in accordance with digital house style
  • Read all the other competitor sites and form a thorough knowledge of the content
  • Monitor Twitter for breaking or social content


Key skills and experience:

  • Experienced digital journalist with an NCTJ qualification and with knowledge of CMS, Photoshop and Google Analytics.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, multitask, forward plan, and develop relationships with contacts.
  • Have a good knowledge of SEO
  • Professional understanding of journalism law.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail and developments in the news.
  • Flexible approach to working hours including weekends and late shifts.


How to apply:

If you are interested in this position please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to by completing the application form below.

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