Business Reporter, Online and Community Editor

03 Jan 2017
03 Feb 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Business Reporter ( is an award-winning, independently-owned online press supplements and events company. We are looking for an Online and Community Editor to join our growing team.

You will be responsible for writing news stories and features, as well as managing and growing our B2B communities centred around the information security sector, primarily on our own websites, with LinkedIn and Twitter and by building relevant partnerships throughout this sector.

The successful candidate will:

  • Write timely and engaging news stories, features and opinion columns
  • Participate in the development of social media strategy
  • Manage all social media channels including planning and producing content and tracking the success of all content put out socially, with a constant eye on the objectives
  • Build external partnerships with key publications and associations
  • Engage with the press, bloggers and other media
  • Measure and improve: Track the performance of your content and change it accordingly
  • Implement organic search and paid search strategy to drive search engine traffic to platform
  • Set and deliver on KPIs

The Candidate

Business Reporter is looking for someone who has a passion for journalism and the web, and knows how to connect with an audience across a range of different channels. Digital needs to be more than just something you work in - our ideal candidate lives and breathes social networks.

With a creative can-do attitude, you will be constantly coming up with ways of reaching out to the Business Reporter community through our websites, email newsletters and social channels. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial, agile environment where decisions are made quickly and you will have a big impact in a small team.

You should be keen to measure the results of everything you do and know how to change your approach in response to your findings.

You are not afraid to have an opinion about technology, and are able to understand technological issues and communicate them to a lay audience. You are an instinctive communicator who is passionate about how conversations online evolve.


Journalistic experience: You have three or more years as a journalist or copywriter with a media owner or other commercial or not-for-profit organisation, including experience of using social media to drive audiences to content. You will also have a strong understanding of the role effective content and analytical skills play in the development of online communities.

Education: Ideally you will have a good degree or equivalent experience.

Technical expertise: You have an excellent understanding of WordPress, including managing plug-ins, HTML and general design and usability principles (there is technical assistance, however). Basic photography, audio and video recording and editing skills will also be useful.

Marketing expertise: You are very comfortable leveraging engagement and amplifying content across multiple platforms. This includes an understanding of search engine marketing including SEO together with experience of link-building strategies and tracking of back links. You are at home using Google Analytics and capable of delivering an analysis of its data in a way that is relevant to a media and e-commerce business.

General skills: You must have excellent written English. You enjoy working with different teams and importantly have a desire to gain proven results in a fast-paced start-up environment. Experience in front of the camera and media training skills would be an advantage.

Your responsibilities: 

Research and write engaging news stories, features and columns for our websites, LinkedIn pages and event hubs. Ensure this content resonates with our audience and measure this. Prepare relevant marketing materials.

Optimise the way we distribute content: Experiment with and refine tools and software that help you do this. Work in collaboration with our marketing team to grow the Business Reporter brand.

To apply:

Please send in your CV to Georges Banna by completing the application form below in no more than 500 words explaining why you would be right for the job. Please also include examples of your recent work.

Keep it concise, and concentrate on why you think you’d make the role work. Also tell us how you would make a noticeable difference to the company.