Digital Journalist

Recruiter
TheSmartList
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Attractive salary dependant on experience
Posted
16 Jul 2019
Closes
30 Jul 2019
Ref
JPI2004
Contact
Katie Mattless
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Digital Journalist
Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story?

Do you want to be part of the collaborative team behind some of the biggest national and regional news websites in the UK?

Our audiences are growing rapidly online and we are investing in our teams to develop our top brands - ranging from The i and The Scotsman, to the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post, Sunderland Echo and The Star, Sheffield.

You will have the hunger to learn, develop and embrace a change as our business develops.

Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great digital content.

Who we are looking for:
Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding SEO
Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content trends and come up with original content ideas
Understand how to optimise content for search
Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan ahead
Will have a keen news sense and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding of social media
Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy
Exhibit familiarity with analytics tools that drive both content discovery and creation

Skills/experience
A team player: able to work closely with digital colleagues specialising in data, analytics, video production and social media
Experience of working in a newsroom, agency or on a digital platform
An understanding of how tone impacts brand values
Previous experience of using a website content management system
Understanding of SEO principles and best practice
Familiarity with basic photo editing tools
Good interview skills and a tenacity to find the right person to talk to
A good knowledge of media law and the Editors Code of Practice
NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience
Strong writer, storyteller and communicator

Job title: Digital Journalist
Location: Edinburgh/Leeds/Sheffield/Preston/Sunderland/Peterborough

JPIMedia is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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