News reporter/journalist

Health Club Management magazine

Hitchin, Herts

£Competitive

If you’re a talented journalist, are passionate about health and fitness and have solid experience of writing for a business to business readership, then this could be your dream job.

Health Club Management is the market-leading magazine for the dynamic and fast growing health and fitness industry.

The magazine, along with its website and annual handbook, has a reputation for delivering engaging, useful and up-to-the minute content which makes a valuable contribution to the success of the industry it represents.

We range widely in our coverage, looking at exercise and health, the activity agenda, development and business innovation, exercise science, trends in fitness, exercise and ageing, children’s fitness, overcoming the obesity epidemic and much, much more.

At the heart of it is our commitment to supporting our industry in its fight to change the world through exercise and healthy living.

We’re looking for a reporter to take responsibility for all our global news coverage in this dynamic market and to continue to build its excellent reputation.

Our dream candidate will be a powerful all-rounder, able to cover news, interviews and analysis. You’ll be a prolific writer a great networker, able to build strong relationships with industry experts to ensure a stream of compelling original news stories.

We’re the only media business writing daily news for the global health and fitness sector and this gives us a unique vantage point when it comes to breaking stories.

We’re ‘makers’ and are committed to turning out products of the highest quality, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that everything we put our name to is proofed to the very highest standards to ensure it's a pleasure to read.

Your visual skills will be important when it comes to sourcing photography, photo editing and compelling caption writing, and a knowledge of reader engagement will be important.

Health Club Management publishes in every channel and part of your role will be writing some of our social media copy, meaning the ability to turn out a snappy tweet or an effective Facebook headline will also be important.

We’ve branched out into video too and will be putting you in front of the camera, so if you have experience in these areas, we’d be interested to hear about it in your application.

As Health Club Management has grown, so has our reach, and from a base in the UK market, the magazine is now read by professionals in over 7,500 cities around the world. To support our global readership, we publish regular international content and our dream candidate will be able to build on this work, by having strong language skills, a global sensibility and practical knowledge of how to engage with readers from different cultures.

You’ll travel globally in your role, so a love of travel and the ability to get about under your own steam (and enjoy it) will be essential.

Health Club Management is a team effort and you’ll be responsible for working alongside our deputy editor, product editors, freelance journalists, sub editor and design team.

Leisure Media publishes a range of titles in the health and wellness market, including Spa Business, Spa Opportunities, Sports Management, CLADmag, Leisure Management and Leisure Opportunities, so you’ll also teamwork with the editors and writers on those titles to optimise coverage across the sectors, as there are many synergies.

As a member of our team, you’ll be a noted industry expert and your coverage will give you a platform to analyse trends, policy and issues relating to the industry we serve. This means you need to be able to demonstrate your ability to understand and analyse critical issues.

This role will give you the opportunity to represent Health Club Management and Leisure Media at industry events as a speaker, conference chair and commentator, so skills and confidence in this area would be a definite advantage.

Some of our content is technical, so you need an understanding of exercise science and the ability to analyse and comment on research findings.

If you’re a high-achieving journalist, looking for a wide ranging and varied role at the heart of this dynamic and fast growing industry, within an independent, innovative and entrepreneurial company, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

Apply by enclosing your CV, PDFs or links to written work you’re really proud of and a letter explaining what you would bring to the role.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

About Leisure Media

Leisure Media, the company behind Health Club Management, is the leading media business globally for professionals working across the leisure industries. Our portfolio includes a range of print and digital magazines and reference books, as well as a wide range of industry websites and live news and social feeds. You can see our work at leisuremedia.com

Our company has a flat structure and is based on teamworking, empowerment and trust.

About Hitchin Herts

Leisure Media is based in Hitchin, Herts and we aim to employ people who live locally.

This enables great quality of life and a healthy work:life balance.

Hitchin is the best preserved Elizabethan market town in England, with a strong local community, a great arts scene, high performing schools and a thriving town centre. It’s regularly voted one of the top ten happiest and best places to live in the UK.

Excellent transport links are driving rapid growth, with the A1 and M1 five and 15 minutes away, a 22-30 minute train service into London Kings Cross/Eurostar, the Thameslink 20 minutes away and five airports nearby (Luton 10 mins, Stansted 40 mins, Heathrow 1 hour, Gatwick and East Midlands 1.5 hours).

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