Senior writer – Fabulous (London)

About Fabulous

Fabulous is the leading women’s lifestyle brand in the UK, a 360 award-winning multi platform product which includes: a weekly magazine which goes out with The Sun on Sunday, a daily print section in The Sun – the most popular newsbrand in the UK, reaching 38.2 million people a month across digital and print – plus an array of digital and social media channels.

About the role

You will work closely with teams across all of our platforms and your day-to-day role will be focused on our magazine product. You will generate and bring in original ideas for our magazine’s features pages, which include news reports, case study-based line ups, feature spreads, real life, opinion pieces, plus commercial content. Your stories will not only work brilliantly across our magazine pages but drive traffic online. You will also commission and edit content as required, build and maintain relationships with freelance writers, news agencies, press offices and PRs – and work closely with our art, picture and subbing teams to ensure features are always executed to Fabulous’ high production standards. You will report to our Contributing Editor and step up in their absence, running the busy features desk and taking conferences when needed.

What we’re looking for from you

  • Enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and most importantly, a passion for the Fabulous brand and the issues which affect its readers.
  • Demonstrable experience of working for a national newspaper and / or magazine.
  • An understanding of what types of content work well in print, online and on social media.
  • Knowledge of current affairs and top trends (including everything from politics to podcasts).
  • Thorough knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct and Media Law.
  • Experience of working for or closely with multidisciplinary teams.
  • The ability to work calmly and quickly under pressure.
  • Excellent writing, editing and commissioning skills.
  • Good news sense and nose for a story.
  • A wide range of contacts.

Life at News UK

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%.
  • 30 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year.
  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks.
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate

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