The Express Online is looking to bring on-board a Senior Showbiz Reporter to join our fast-paced celebrity news team. We are looking for an experienced writer with a go-to knowledge of Celebrity and TV news. As a Senior Showbiz Reporter you will be responsible for sourcing exclusive stories, covering breaking news, red carpets and awards shows.
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Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazines and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.
Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.
Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5.8 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.
Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written news
Responsible for taking over the editors duties when they are off desk or on holiday
Build strong contacts for story-gathering
Being able to handle breaking news is a huge part of this role
Be adept at social media to build audiences and communities and ensure that content is shared on social platforms.
Possess a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines.
Other responsibilities include helping with rotas and being flexible with working hours
An excellent knowledge of UK and US celebrities and TV is essential
Creative and the ability to write rapidly and accurately
Proven ability to write excellent copy and break exclusives
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.
Reach plc believe 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. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.