News editor – Newsquest Media Group (Worcester)

NEWS EDITOR – Worcester

We have an exciting and rare vacancy for a News Editor to join our hugely successful daily newsroom.

Working on the Worcester News – and associated weeklies – you will be playing a key part in driving the news agenda across our print titles and websites.

This a great opportunity for an outstanding journalist to help grow our audiences shape and drive the news agenda on a busy city patch.

The Audience and Content Editor position is a hybrid role across print and online, but we are looking for a qualified candidate who feels comfortable leading a team of reporters and making quick decisions in a fast-paced environment.

You will work alongside a team of Audience and Content Editors in developing the reporting team and helping them get the very best out of their stories for print and online.

This job’s primary focus will be on our print products: working alongside the Regional Editor to craft and shape our titles to ensure our titles offer a quality read.

From seeing a story through from tip-off to splash, working closely on front page and inside story selection, to leading subscription-driving campaigns and investigations, and liaising with our print production staff whose job it is to oversee design and subbing, this role is essential to the running of an effective team.

We are looking for people who are creative, understand the needs and pressures of a modern newsroom and want to help us deliver the best possible products to our audience.

The ideal candidates would already be working on a newsdesk or could be an experienced senior reporter looking for the next step up.

You will have an excellent knowledge of the law and will be comfortable dealing with members of the public.

Candidates should be available to work in Worcester and must have a full NCTJ qualification.

You will:

  • Be able to inspire and enthuse a team
  • Embrace the chance to have fun in your job and with your team
  • Drive our news agenda
  • Work under pressure
  • Be reactive, creative, and full of ideas
  • Create the right mix of content, for the right time of day and platform
  • Know exactly what makes a story and how to tell it for different platforms


What we offer:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team on a competitive salary. Worcester is a brilliant place to live and work. And it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in England. As a Newsquest employee, you will also get:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays AND your birthday off!
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee rewards programme
  • Cinema vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • High street vouchers
  • Virgin Media discount

The closing date for applications is July 26. However, we will begin the recruitment and interview process as and when applications arrive.

If this sounds like the job for you, apply with your CV and a brief covering letter 

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