News Reporter - Drapers

Drapers

Known as the bible of the fashion industry, Drapers is the unifying voice of fashion multiples, etailers, independents and brands who want to grow and evolve in an ever-changing industry.

Drapers helps businesses future proof in an industry currently undergoing disruption and change. Providing content to address shared challenges and concerns in new business models, organisational structures, product innovation, changing shopping habits and global expansion strategies.

For the last 130 years our content has been relied upon by fashion professionals as a source of breaking news, expert analysis and independent opinion that cannot be rivalled by our competitors.

To complement this, Drapers also provides a series of industry-leading learning and networking opportunities, from full-day forum events, masterclasses and clubs, to four flagship awards events, each attended by hundreds of industry leaders.

Job ID: 
70_DR_CNT_E
Department: 
Content
Employment Type: 
Permanent
Location: 
London

Are you a news hound with a passion for breaking exclusive stories? Are you interested in working for the fashion industry bible? If so, joining Drapers’ fast-paced news desk as a reporter could be the right role for you.

Now in its 131st year, Drapers is the UK’s market leading B2B publication for the fashion industry, with unparalleled authority in the sector. As well as our website and weekly print magazine, we run agenda-setting events, conferences and awards.

Key Accountabilities: 

We are looking for someone with experience of daily business reporting, including generating exclusive news stories through your network of contacts. You will have strong news judgement and the ability to work accurately at speed.

You will also feel comfortable delving through company financials and interviewing high level chief executives.

As well as writing exclusive new stories, you will have the opportunity to contribute creative ideas to the wider Drapers brand, write features and comment pieces, add to Drapers' social media output, and regularly attend industry events.

Experience: 

You will be able to work in a team and take direction, as well as using your initiative. You will have ideally at least 3 years daily business reporting experience with evidence of generating exclusive news stories. You will have strong news judgement and the ability to work accurately at speed.

You will feel comfortable delving through company financials and interviewing high level chief executives.

As well as writing exclusive new stories, you will have the opportunity to contribute creative ideas to the wider Drapers brand, write features and comment pieces, add to Drapers' social media output, and regularly attend industry events.

This role will suit a reporter who is curious, ambitious and energetic – and who will fit with our social, collaborative culture.

Skills & Competencies: 

We are looking for someone with:

  • Minimum of one year’s news reporting experience, preferably for a B2B title or newspaper
  • BA/BSc or higher degree
  • NCTJ qualification, or equivalent journalism training or experience
  • Evidence of breaking exclusive off-diary news stories
  • Digital skills such as video editing are a bonus

Core skills/competencies required:

  • Organised
  • Passion for sourcing exclusive, off diary news stories
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to make contacts and build solid relationships with people in the sector
Apply: 

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If that sounds like you, please send your CV, salary expectations and a note about how your talent matches the task to Jill.Geoghegan@emap.com

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