The main focus of the role:

This role leads the generation and curation of news content with a digital first emphasis for a B2B industry audience. Alongside, the role supports features and day-to-day editorial activity across all platforms including print, newsletters and events.

The news editor works closely with the editor and industry editor in shaping RAIL’s content output and how this successfully competes for target audience loyalty. The role also works closely with the commercial and events teams to enable the creation and delivery of content-led events, supplements and other activity.

Success in this role will come from insightful delivery of high performing content which generates growth of a known audience of rail industry professionals. The news editor will also contribute to an open and collaborative culture, engaging in a broader ideas-sharing platform to maximise editorial and commercial opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Write and publish regular daily digital news content for the website, ensuring it supports delivery of brand audience engagement OKRs
  • Plan delivery of all news content for the magazine in association with the Editor.
  • Commission externally written news content, giving clear briefs to ensure all contributors meet the required standards
  • Write news insight pieces for the magazine
  • Source appropriate images and graphics to accompany all news content and maintain relationships with photographers to ensure we have access to the best material
  • Use industry insight to contribute to the ‘News list’ of current stories on our radar and to assist the team in making decisions about key content
  • Proofread magazine content
  • Be proactive about finding and creating cover-worthy content that will be RAIL’s key selling points
  • Attend internal and external events and meetings where required to gather news, build contacts and increase the team’s understanding of the rail sector and its needs
  • Upload print content to the membership and brand websites, promoting via social media and other channels to drive sessions traffic
  • Curate and send the RAIL newsletters
  • Chair webinars and podcasts as required
  • Contribute to discussions about events content and assist in sourcing speakers

What we are looking for:

  • Deep understanding of the rail industry and associated markets. Known/active within the market, with ability to connect with and influence key figures and organisations
  • Track record of maximising cross channel content performance
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong organisation and interpersonal skills, both internally and externally from the business
  • Determination to write the most compelling content
  • Creative thinker

Closing Date: Sunday 2 June

Package description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays + two volunteer days 
  • Internal Bauer Academy – wide range of learning opportunities to support with your career development 
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay 
  • Company pension 
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50 per cent)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives 
  • Discounted high street vouchers

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