Metro.co.uk, Online Reporter - Lifestyle

Recruiter
Location
Kensington, London
Salary
£DoE
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
13 Mar 2018
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Metro.co.uk delivers news, features, sport, opinion, and shareable content to a fast-growing global audience and we are looking for a talented lifestyle reporter and feature writer to join the London team.

Ideal candidates will have experience in creating original content in a variety of forms, including listicles, quizzes and interviews.

They will cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on mental health, sexual identity, beauty, BAME issues, fashion, travel and food. All the Lifestyle team's stories can be found here.

You will have a talent for finding the strongest angles on the best stories. You should be passionate about online and have a distinctive, engaging and lively writing style.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Lifestyle Editor, SEO team and video desk to create bold, engaging and timely content Spotting stories before they go viral, and covering them before competitors Writing the best and most engaging lifestyle content, using a variety of formats Creating/commissioning original stories and bringing in exclusives as well as making sure trending stories are covered in an innovative and imaginative way


Key requirements:

  • At least 2 years' experience reporting on lifestyle for a media outlet Understanding of the UK Editors’ Code of Practice, media and copyright law Excellent attention to detail Broad industry contacts and good relationships with news agencies, bloggers and community groups Video experience (shoot/edit) is a bonus


The above list is not exhaustive and is constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.

Please send your CV and cover letter by completing the application form below.

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