Live Editor

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Media, Design
North East
£30,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Live Editor

Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story?
Do you want to be a leader in a collaborative team covering one of the country’s hottest news patches?

Our audiences are growing rapidly online and we are investing in our teams to develop our top North East brands - including the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail.

You will lead from the front and mould a fast-paced team of live journalists who are paving the way in a new programme for digital change in our business.

You will have a hunger to learn and enjoy developing the people around you as much as you love creating great content. Your natural understanding of digital audience is as strong as your passion for learning and hunger to succeed as our business evolves.

Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great digital content - and you will always want to be first with the latest news for our titles in the north east of England.

Who we are looking for:

- Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a deep understanding of SEO
- Have a positive outlook, willingness to learn and be able to change direction in a heartbeat
- Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content trends and come up with original content ideas
- Understand how to optimise content for search
- Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan ahead
- Be capable of creating an effective seasonal digital content plan
- Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy
- Exhibit familiarity with analytics tools that drive both content discovery and creation

Required Skills:

- A demonstrable background in building audiences at content-based businesses
- Understanding of data and analytics and how to derive actionable insight which can be used to inform content and product decisions
- A background in SEO as well as a deep understanding of how to drive engaged audiences through social media and other websites
- Be a strong leader and influencer – and a natural collaborator
- Have the experience and people skills required to engage a newsroom environment
- Flexible, personable, and solutions-oriented attitude
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and responding quickly to content opportunities
- An excellent writer and editor, with an understanding of media law and the editors’ code
- An understanding of how tone impacts brand values
- Previous experience of using a website content management system

Job Title: Live Editor
Location: Sunderland
Contract Type: Secondment or temp contract up to six months
Application Deadline: May 10th 2019

Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Maria Connelly

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