It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for an experienced overnight editor to join us, working across our regional titles which include Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, My London, BirminghamLive and Wales Online.

The role of overnight editor requires an experienced content/news editor to lead an overnight team of content editors and reporters to ensure Reach's regional news brands throughout the UK and Ireland are always live. So no matter the time, we’ll have the coverage.

Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this the role may close without notice, so please don't delay in your application. 

So, who are we?

Hello, we are Reach! You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland's most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key responsibilities

  • Organise, manage and inspire a team of content editors and reporters tasked with covering live local, national and international news overnight
  • Manage social media channels of all of Reach’s regional brands throughout the UK and Ireland
  • Ensure that our sites and social media channels have compelling, fresh and engaging content in line with audience data and trends
  • Understand audience data and analytics, and commission content responsively 
  • Ensuring a high level of digital publishing and production best practice standards, delivered in a way which meets audience targets across multiple platforms
  • Ensure IPSO standards are met at all times, and every piece of content is legally sound

The ideal candidate

  • Excellent understanding of SEO, search, social and digital audience behaviour
  • Proven digital skills including experience of using a content management system
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification
  • Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audience
  • Proven track record for digital storytelling using video, words and pictures
  • Demonstrable experience of team management and motivation
  • Imagination - can you put yourself in the shoes of our readers? Can you find an untapped audience?
  • Thrive in a live news situation, with the ability to make the right decision quickly
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • Be comfortable running many of the biggest regional news brands in the UK and Ireland
  • Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the Editor’s Code of practice
  • Deep knowledge of media law

Package description

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days' holiday per annum 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
  • Free well-being apps and coaching support
  • Lots of high street discounts! 

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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