The Grocer is looking for a talented journalist to fill this new position on our busy news desk. You’ll be covering topics such as store design, merchandising/ranging, in-store marketing, shopper behaviour, customer service and property/planning.
We anticipate lots of travel in this role, so you can keep our readership apprised of the latest news, trends and developments in the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.
We want someone who can scoop the competition (including the nationals) and write compellingly and authoritatively about the in-store experience at the leading supermarkets, forecourts, delis, convenience stores, farm shops, delis etc., landing great stories week in, week out, and providing comment, blogs, analysis, galleries and features, plus profiles of important industry figures.
You will therefore need:
- Business news experience
- An interest in retail and shopping
- Multi-media skills, including an understanding of new media, social networking and, ideally, audio-visual.
- The personality, curiosity and intelligence to develop and work senior-level contacts
It’s a high pressure environment, but for the right candidate, it offers huge job satisfaction, a good career path, a competitive salary, as well as company benefits.
We can also offer the right candidate flexible remote-working options.
- A contributory pension scheme
- Life Assurance
- 25 days’ holiday
- Discounted gym membership
- Free car parking
- Free shuttle service from Three Bridges station
- Season ticket loan (on successful completion of probationary period)
The Grocer is the bible of the fmcg market, the UK’s biggest, most interesting and most high-profile business media publication, and the flagship title of the highly successful William Reed group, a family-owned publishing and events business, whose interests include operations in the UK, France and the US.
We're based in Crawley, just 30 minutes from the lively seaside town of Brighton, and 10 minutes from Gatwick, with its fast connections to London and the world.
How to apply
To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you are right for the job, some clips (or links) that best demonstrate your talents and suitability for this role, and your CV to: Samantha.Cloke@wrbm.com or please click the "apply online" button below
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