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Bureau Chief

Mercury Press & Media

Based: Manchester

Posted: Thu 18 Oct 2018 Closing Date: Thu 15 Nov 2018
Employer: Mercury Press and Media Ltd
Job Category: Management
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies

Job Description

Who are we?

Caters News and Mercury Press have more than 60 staff working out of seven offices in five continents – the Caters Birmingham HQ and New York, New Delhi, Sydney and LA bureaux and Mercury Press’ Manchester and Liverpool offices.

Our journalists fill newspapers, magazines, websites, TV networks and social media pages with top quality stories, photographs and videos every day – covering everything from breaking news to the offbeat real-life tales which get everyone talking.

This is the perfect chance for an experienced reporter or budding news editor to move into an exciting and growing sector of the industry and shape and oversee the continued development of Mercury’s Manchester city centre hub.

Who are you?

We are looking for an energetic, determined and self-motivated individual with the imagination, contacts and drive to take the helm in our Manchester office.

You should be a talented journalist and proven story generator with no fear of leading by example to bring out the best in our small but dynamic team of Manchester reporters and ensure they generate the exceptional content we are known for.

You will have impeccable news sense with a track record of getting the story first, a sharp eye for detail and a sound grasp of media law – making the correct judgement calls without hesitation to ensure our content is of the highest editorial and legal standards.

The right candidate will be results-driven and not afraid of targets – or of getting your hands dirty when it comes to day-to-day story sourcing so we beat the competition, every time.

You will be extremely organised and comfortable both managing a diary and growing a bank of contacts, freelancers and contributors across the UK and beyond to guarantee we never miss the scoop – or the freshest exclusive content.

Applicants should have a flawless understanding not only of the Caters and Mercury brands but of the ever-changing face of the modern digital news landscape to ensure our content is packaged and tailored most appropriately for our varied client base in traditional and emerging media.

Ideal candidates will ideally have at least three years’ experience at a newspaper, news agency, magazine or online publication but exceptional applicants with less experience will be considered.

Contact Details

What next?

Please submit a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 15th November 2018.

Employer Information

Mercury Press and Media Ltd
L1 0BG
United Kingdom

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