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Assistant News Editor

Job Introduction

Are you ready to take the next step up the journalism career ladder to join the reporting team and news desk of one of the UK’s biggest news websites? Mirror.co.uk are looking for an Assistant News Editor to join our dynamic team. You will have the chance to play a part in shaping and setting the news agenda read by millions around the world every day. We are looking for an experienced versatile journalist. We are one of the most dynamic online operations in the UK with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Role Responsibility

The ideal candidate will have reporting/newsdesk experience on regional papers, at an agency or on a national newspaper/website. You will be adept at writing and bringing in a wide-range of engaging human interest and hard-hitting news stories, filing fast, accurate copy and know what works for a digital audience. 

The Ideal Candidate

Essential:

  • Regional/agency/national or major news organisation experience.
  • Strong news sense.
  • Sound legal knowledge.
  • Outstanding editing, writing and subbing skills.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Good eye for what content works best online.
  • Good, current SEO knowledge.
  • Brilliant organisational qualities.
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Beneficial:

  • Working knowledge of Escenic CMS and Chartbeat.
  • Track record of providing engaging, distinctive and entertaining digital content.
  • An understanding of the kind of material that works on Mirror Online.
  • Good social media skills.

Package Description

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) a year
  • Chance to develop your career at Trinity Mirror
  • Competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio

About the Company

Trinity Mirror plc is one of the UK’s largest multimedia publishers. We publish over 150 newspaper brands, including the Mirror and the Daily Record, as well as iconic market-leading regional and local newspaper titles. Digital growth is at the heart of Trinity Mirror's strategy, with a goal of developing and sustaining strong positions across print and digital channels.

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