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HTFP Jobs: Content Editor, Guildford/Croydon

Content Editor

Croydon Advertiser / Surrey Mirror

Based: Guildford/Croydon

Posted: Tue 20 Jun 2017 Closing Date: Fri 28 Jul 2017
Employer: Trinity Mirror
Job Category: Broadcast reporting
Feature writers
Multimedia Journalists
Online journalists
Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Press, Specialist Press, Broadcasting

Job Description

Job introduction

We have an exciting opportunity to join the content editing team behind the Croydon Advertiser and the Surrey Mirror, and their websites.

You would be working in one of the best news patches in the country and the Croydon website is one of Trinity Mirror’s fastest growing websites, in terms of year-on-year growth.

You will be responsible for helping to manage and inspire a talented team of journalists, and maintaining the high standards we set.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, who works well under pressure and who is confident editing reporters’ copy quickly and accurately.

Who do you report to?

The brands editor

What will you do?

Lead a team of multi-media journalists to ensure we deliver fast, accurate and legally sound stories for digital and print to achieve audience targets.

Duties include identifying, allocating and briefing reporters on stories and ensuring their pastoral care.

Scope and purpose of the role

  • To organise and manage the delivery of fast, accurate, legally sound stories and content packages to help achieve digital audience targets and meet print requirements.
  • To manage the team of reporters, commissioning, briefing and supervising them in a pastoral capacity.
  • To support writers and ensure they have the skills and confidence to deliver complete digital content packages and meet their audience targets.
  • To ensure our digital audience has compelling, fresh and engaging content throughout the day.
  • To understand audience data and analytics, and commission content responsively.
  • To identify and allocate story ideas to reporters.
  • To identify live blog opportunities and allocate resources where appropriate.
  • To continue to improve digital and social media skills to ensure the department meets its audience requirements.

Key duties and responsibilities

Content editors focus on live news, advance content and audience targets. They are responsible for ensuring reporters produce enough content for every news content spike. Content editors are also responsible for monitoring the output and performance of reporters with audience goals.

  • Manage live daily content flow in line with digital audience spikes to achieve digital audience targets.
  • Use analytics tools to a high level to assess, review and scrutinise performance, trends, opportunities and potential issues.
  • Regularly assess, review and feedback to individuals where they are in terms of hitting their audience goals.
  • Feedback and analyse team and individual performances to senior editors on a regular basis.
  • Ensure search engine-optimised, engaging articles are prepared and uploaded in line with audience demand and news spikes.
  • Make informed decisions around content to drive traffic and engagement, using analytics and experience to maximise the opportunities for reach and performance.
  • Plan content publication by scheduling, commissioning, editing and assessing content packages from reporters.
  • Lead the compilation of daily news lists in communication with reporters and editors, playing an active role in conferences as required.
  • Manage a team of multimedia journalists, providing clear briefings and feedback on content requirements as well as appropriate pastoral care.
  • Develop the team by effective use of mentoring, on-the-job coaching and training.
  • Ensure agreed workflows are followed.
  • Be the ‘last pair of eyes’ on uploaded content, ensuring it is legally sound, accurate and compliant with industry and brand requirements.
  • Ensure effective promotion of our content on social media
  • Ensure best practice from other Trinity Mirror centres and publishers is implemented.
  • Manage or undertake company/editorial projects and any other duties from time to time as reasonably requested by management.
  • Maintain the highest personal standards of professionalism and integrity at all times within the framework of current legislation and Trinity Mirror’s editorial and company policies, and ensure these standards are upheld across the newsroom.
  • Possess a thorough, up-to- date knowledge of media law and IPSO requirements.

Where would I be based?

We have an office in Guildford and hotdesks in Croydon, while you would also be able to work remotely when required.

Contact Details

How do I apply?

To apply for this job please email by July 28.


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 28th July 2017.

Employer Information

Trinity Mirror
United Kingdom

Phone: 01483 508700

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