Company description

Salary: Up to $85,000 depending on experience.

We are looking for a deputy features and lifestyle editor to join us at Express Online concentrating on US content, this is a fantastic opportunity to play a vital role in our newsroom. You will have a strong and proven track record in journalism producing exclusives for national papers.

Reach Plc is the UK’s largest commercial news publisher. We are home to more than 130 trusted brands, from national titles like the Mirror, Express, Daily Record and Daily Star, to local brands like MyLondon, BelfastLive and the Manchester Evening News.

Since the start of 2023, we have been building out our US operation, headquartered at 200 Liberty St, New York. We have launched three standalone brands in the Mirror US, Express US and the Irish Star, covering news, sport, entertainment, politics and lifestyle - all targeted at US audiences.   

We are now entering a period of rapid growth, and are looking to add ambitious and dynamic talent to our teams.

So if you enjoy a rapid pace, a lively newsroom, a flat structure and the opportunity to work in a scale-up environment backed by the resources of a large organization, Reach Plc could be perfect for you!

We are happy to consider applications on a flexible working basis, and will always aim to accommodate requests where possible.

This role is a hybrid position working both from home and from our New York hub, we are therefore open to candidates commutable to New York. Please note in order to be suitable for this role you must be eligible to work in the US.

Job description:

What will the role involve?

You will work with the news desk and reporters to generate traffic-driving ideas and exclusive US-focused lifestyle stories while helping to guide our team of reporters to cover the stories that our readers want to see.

Finding and developing stories centred around the US that will appeal to Express readers, you will play a key role in a major national news desk, with a 24/7 digital operation, editing and managing copy to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy.


Who are we looking for?

An experienced journalist with media law knowledge, you have a strong track record of features and lifestyle experience at a national title. You will be full of ideas for agenda-setting US-focused stories and instinctively know how to drive the key stories forward.

You have first-rate communication skills, both written and verbal, a strong understanding of the unique nature of digital news along with a proven love of news and a flair for writing attention-grabbing headlines.

Additional information:

What can we offer you?

As well as offering a competitive salary and benefits you can also expect:

  • Three weeks holiday allowance, 401k and health cover
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers, everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning and development programmes
  • We are also a member of the 30 per cent Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested please apply early to avoid disappointment.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Reach plc believes 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.

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