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Senior Reporter - EMAP - London

Employer EMAP

Area London

Employment Type Full Time

Reference Number EMAP-49

Position Description

The senior reporter’s key role will be to drive excellent news output on the fast paced and highly regarded Retail Week news desk.

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to source exclusive news as well as write features, blogs, analyses and comments across the magazine and website. You will help drive Retail Week’s ongoing transformation to a truly digital first brand, and will be expected to come up with new and innovative ideas to deliver content to our subscribers.

You will also be expected to break agenda setting news stories that are picked up in the national media and represent the Retail Week brand in the market at events and preferably in the media.

Required Experience

The successful candidate will have at least 18 months experience of writing breaking business news at speed as well as features. Knowledge or experience of the retail sector is a plus but not a necessity.

- Some experience of managing a team will be advantageous.
- Experience of editing copy is preferable
- Some experience of appearing on TV as an expert will be a bonus
- Digital skills, such as video/editing will be a bonus
- You should also be comfortable interviewing chief executives, representing the brand at industry events and building a great contact book.
- You will also have some experience of working with content management systems.

The senior reporter will also be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. You must be able to produce copy to an excellent standard and will be called upon to edit other colleagues’ work both for online and the magazine. An ability to make contacts and build relationships with senior people in the sector is vital.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive - apply for more information.

Employer Description

EMAP is a fast-growing UK and MENA based subscriptions business with a portfolio of market-leading brands communicating across a wide range of platforms and products.

EMAP creates high value content for hard to reach, powerful professionals that helps them and their businesses grow and prosper. We have over 84,000 loyal, paying subscribers and over 50,000 events customers who derive value from our content, the relationships we help them form and the networks we give them access to.

Site Description

Based in newly refurbished offices in Old Street, Telephone House is based in the vibrant Shoreditch/Old Street area with a huge variety of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from!