• Business: emap
  • Brand: Construction News
  • Base Location: London, Shoreditch / Hybrid ( up to 3 days from home)
  • Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
  • Salary: up to £37,000 DOE

About Us: Construction News is the leading brand for people working in construction and infrastructure delivery. At the heart of what we do is our fast-paced news coverage, breaking need-to-know stories on nationally important topics – from the post-Grenfell cladding scandal to progress on HS2 to the latest financial results of major listed companies.

Our day-to-day reporting covers a fascinating range of topics – on a single day we might cover football stadium redevelopment plans, the latest political arguments about infrastructure projects, the mental health crisis among construction workers, or new technologies to tackle carbon emissions. We pride ourselves on high-quality coverage across the full breadth of relevant subjects. Our agenda-setting news stories have regularly won awards and are often cited in the national media.

Senior leaders in the construction industry look to us every day as a source of trustworthy information and insight into a vibrant, exciting industry.

About the Role: As News Editor you will play a key role in shaping the day-to-day output of Construction News. You will also line-manage in-house reporters.

You will directly oversee CN’s digital-first news output. This means chairing the daily news meeting and deciding which stories to pursue, co-ordinating reporting across the team. You will also assess which stories are the most important and should lead our output in both digital and print formats.

At heart, this role offers a fantastic opportunity to create brilliant content and inspire others. You will lead by example with your own journalism, setting a high standard for quality reporting that meets the needs of our highly engaged audience of paying subscribers. Construction is a nationally significant industry, and you will be in pole position to break big stories ahead of the mainstream media.

About you:

  • Experienced journalist, ready to manage others as well as your own work.
  • Familiar with writing news material for a business audience.
  • Skilled at building and maintaining the contacts needed to deliver exclusive stories.
  • Copy-editing skills to ensure stories have a sharp headline, strong angle, and a clear flow of facts.
  • A working knowledge of journalism law.
  • Ready to offer guidance to other writers on angles and approach.
  • Experience of working with fast-paced, digital-first formats is preferable, as is familiarity with using analytics to boost page views.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

 Key responsibilities: 

  • Delivering news output of high quality, that meets the needs of CN’s audience across digital formats, social media and print.
  • Maintaining a calendar of foreseeable news events and monitoring the output of rival media.
  • Chairing daily news meetings, allocating stories, and tackling the first edit of news material.
  • Managing your direct reports and guiding their development.
  • Collaborating with the Production Editor to ensure material is speedily subbed and published, and that CN stories achieve their full potential using analytics and social media.
  • Assisting with CN’s live events and webinars.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations and notice period, plus 3 examples of your work.

Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group, together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Rail season ticket loans
  • Continuous learning & Development opportunities for Editors
  • Quarterly In-house Editorial Excellence Awards
  • Volunteer day
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Seasonal flu jabs on site
  • Pension scheme
  • Income Protection and more

Equipment: Due to hybrid working laptops are provided.

Place of work: This exciting position is a full-time hybrid role. 2 days in the office, 3 days from home. This could change over time depending on business needs.

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at www.metropolis.co.uk/privacy.

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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