• Permanent - Full Time
  • £26,000- £28,000 DOE
  • Croydon





  • Business: emap
  • Brand:  Property week
  • Base Location: Croydon/Hybrid ( 3 days from home, 2 days in the office)
  • Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
  • Salary: £26,000- £28,000 DOE

EMAP is a progressive media, content, events, subscription, and networking business. We connect influential people and organisations to a high-value network of decision-makers, data, and ideas through our industry-leading business to business portfolio of brands.
Our unrivalled relationships with experienced and highly skilled professionals in niche industries are of high value and interest to companies looking to influence and engage decision makers in those sectors. We deliver access to these highly sought-after business professionals through award-winning print, digital content and live events.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • Property Week is the leading provider of news, insight and events for the UK commercial and residential property industry. Reporters work at the heart of an award-winning team, delivering regular updates for a highly engaged audience of paying subscribers, both in print and online.
  • You will be a keen and curious journalist, ideally with some professional experience of news gathering for a demanding business audience.
  • Experience of working to daily deadlines would be a bonus.
  • Property is a busy industry and a backbone of the UK economy. It thrives on human interaction and as a reporter you will have the opportunity to cover major multi-million-pound deals and to break big stories ahead of the mainstream media.
  • You will be an outgoing people person, able to cultivate contacts across the full spectrum of property professions and policy makers, including finance, project development, real estate sales, house building, construction, law, consulting, surveying, planning, think-tanks, local government and central government.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and writing high-quality news stories to strict daily deadlines.
  • Researching and producing long-form features and interviews when required.
  • Representing the brand at industry events.
  • Cultivating good relationships with industry contacts.
  • Developing and maintaining an understanding of the property industry and its concerns.

Skills and experience:

  • NCTJ journalism qualification or equivalent
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ability to multitask and work as part of a team
  • Shorthand would be an asset
  • Demonstrable B2B journalism skills – you must be able to present a portfolio of news articles written to a professional standard

Core competencies:

  • Creative and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to pursue more than one story at a time
  • Able to research and write news and features to deadlines.
  • Capable of carrying out challenging interviews with senior business figures.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated and organised.
  • Confident, effective communicator.
  • Problem-solver.
  • Adaptable, with a positive approach to new challenges.
  • Interested in current affairs and politics and motivated to produce quality journalism.
  • Collaborative team player who can also work independently when required.

Career & Personal Development:

We have a dedicated in-house Learning and Developing coordinator to guide you and support you with your career development.
Here at emap, we consider employee learning & development very fundamental to the continuous success of our businesses. As a result, we provide an environment where continuous development takes place, and employees are supported to meet the ever-changing demands and priorities of the workplace.
To achieve this goal, our employees are encouraged to identify respective areas of personal and professional development focused on six (6) strategic areas (Management & People: Health; Safety; Wellbeing, Sales, Events, Marketing, Editorial, Information Technology), and we have a framework to help equip employees with the right knowledge, skills and behaviors required to deliver in their job roles, which ultimately contributes value towards achieving set organizational objectives.

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 Editorial Excellence Awards
  • Optional- one paid Volunteer day per year
  • Private virtual GP access
  • 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.

How to apply: Please send your CV covering letter with notice and salary expectations and some examples of your work to bobby.pepelyashka@emap.com.  Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

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