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Ipswich Star

Based: Ipswich

Posted: Tue 11 Jan 2022
Closing Date: Tue 1 Feb 2022
Employer: Archant
Job Category: Editors
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

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Ipswich Star

Based: Ipswich

Posted: Tue 11 Jan 2022
Closing Date: Tue 1 Feb 2022
Employer: Archant
Job Category: Editors
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

EDITOR - IPSWICH STAR

We have a leadership opportunity for an Editor to figurehead and champion our trusted news brand the Ipswich Star. You will oversee, coach and inspire a small team of dedicated reporters tasked with producing the best journalism and most engaging content possible to meet the needs of the audience and community you serve through the newspaper, website and social channels.

Through building strong relationships, you will ensure that the content is reaching the heart of issues and concerns for the community and ensure that the Ipswich Star brand is a central source for the marketplace.

The Ipswich Star is looking for someone new to lead the team as Editor and we want someone who likes to do things a bit differently.

It's a campaigning title and we want someone who wants to take the brand forward and fight for the people of the town.

So how about taking a job where you can make a real difference not only to the title but also to the town you work in?

With the heavyweight East Anglian Daily Times as its sister title, there is plenty of opportunity to have a broader outlook across Suffolk as well, working in hand in hand and supporting the Editor of that title, too. You will also, at times, have responsibility for the EADTs products and platforms and run the entire Suffolk news operation in the EADT’s Editors absence, driving the live digital agenda.

WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

This full-time opportunity is based in Ipswich and will require working early, late and weekend shift patterns.

WHY WORK FOR ARCHANT?

You'd be working for a really progressive and different type of company.

We are starting on a new journey to move our titles to apps where readers would pay to subscribe.

Through Google funding we have developed the first voice activated search technology for our brands.

You would be working with our award-winning Investigations Team - shortlisted once again for its campaigning investigations.

YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Senior NQJ qualification or equivalent
  • Editing experience and proven history of creating engaging content
  • Extensive newsroom experience
  • Can manage and motivate a team of journalists.
  • Problem solver and open to change
  • Ability to network amongst the local community.
  • Confident digital and social media skills
  • Ability to create / use video to bring stories to life.
  • Confident in digging out and creating new ideas and stories.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary IRO £50,000
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off!!
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews
  • Full range of benefits including;

Generous sick pay scheme
Discount Vouchers
Discounted Gym membership
Health and wellbeing support (GP appointments)
Cycle to Work scheme
Annual Volunteer work day
Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising

Contact Details

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

More about Archant:

We’re transforming local media. At Archant, we do right by our readers and advertisers, connecting our communities to everything they care about.

We come in two flavours. As a publisher – of 150+ of Britain’s best-loved local news and lifestyle brands. And an agency – creating knockout solutions for clients large and small.

We move fast and work with partners like Google on new innovations to shake things up.

And we believe in people, not pigeonholing. You’ll see our commitment to personal training and development right from the off, as we enable our amazing talent to keep on shining.

What's it like to work as a journalist? Archant's teams reveal all.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Tuesday 1st February 2022.

Employer Information

Archant
United Kingdom