DailyStar.co.uk, Overnight News Reporter

Location
London (Central)
Salary
£DoE
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Ref
Overnight News Reporter
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance

Overnight News Reporter wanted to join Daily Star Online.

We are after dynamic all-rounders capable of working to deadlines in our busy online newsroom to cover breaking news during the hours of 11pm to 7am.

Candidates must be social media savvy and be able to turn their hand to all types of news, both at home and abroad. Experience on the nationals and/or in a digital news environment would be useful.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding digital news operation in our London HQ.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generate and cover breaking news, ensuring the focus is always on the site’s most-searchable stories.
  • Show an understanding of the website’s key content and ensure a steady flow of copy around these issues.
  • Use your PR and other contacts to pull in exclusive interviews and news stories that will deliver a richness of content to the site.
  • Push content via Facebook and Twitter in accordance with our social media policy.
  • Optimise stories in accordance with the digital SEO strategy.
  • Able to react quickly to breaking news stories.
  • Wherever possible, identify unique angles for stories covered elsewhere to make content more searchable.
  • Write and edit in accordance with digital house style.
  • Read all the other competitor sites and form a thorough knowledge of the content.
  • Monitor Twitter for breaking or social content.




Key skills and experience:

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, multi-task, forward plan and develop relationships with PRs.
  • Experienced digital journalist with familiarity with CMS, Photoshop, Google Analytics.
  • Have a working knowledge of SEO
  • Professional understanding of journalism law.
  • Attention to detail and developments in the news.
  • Flexible approach to working hours including weekends and late shifts.
  • Be able to come up with ideas for exclusive content.


How to apply:

If you are interested in this position please email your CV with a covering letter by completing the application form below.

Status: Casual

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