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Mercury Press and Media

Based: Manchester / Liverpool

Posted: Thu 12 Mar 2020
Closing Date: Thu 9 Apr 2020
Employer: Mercury Press and Media
Job Category: Newsdesk
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies

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Head of Content

Mercury Press and Media

Based: Manchester / Liverpool

Posted: Thu 12 Mar 2020
Closing Date: Thu 9 Apr 2020
Employer: Mercury Press and Media
Job Category: Newsdesk
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies

Job Description

Mercury Press and Media has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Content.

ABOUT US:

We’re the team who are behind the stories that fill your news feed every day. From hard-hitting news to must-watch videos, our team source and produce top-quality content.

Based across two hubs in Manchester and Liverpool, we don’t miss a trick in the North West, covering breaking news stories and court cases to tight deadlines for a multitude of news outlets.
But we don’t like boundaries – and although our home is the north-west of England, the world is our oyster when it comes to story finding. We turn stories from around the globe into viral content the world is watching every day.

We’re part of the Caters Media Group and work closely with our content-producing family in offices across the globe, including the USA, Australia, India, South Africa, and the CMG head office in Birmingham, UK.

ABOUT YOU:

You’ll be a talented journalist who knows how and where to find the stories that will get the world talking, and most importantly, can turn a nugget of an idea into the must-read story of the day.

We need you to have bags of experience of finding and producing stories that people want to read.

You’ll be responsible for leading the team of journalists and photographers, and ensuring they all achieve their full potential, so you’ll need to have the leadership skills and personality to inspire the whole team to do the same, too.

You’ll need to be able to turn your hand to traditional media, leading a team who cover everything from breaking news, court cases and real-life features, as well as having experience working with digital media, viral content and online platforms.

The position requires you to have an overview of whole story packages, so it’s just as important for you to have a great eye for pictures and video as it is for you to be able to write sparkling copy.

It’s a demanding role so excellent organisational and communication skills are key, and we need you to have a secure knowledge of media law.

It’s just as important to us that you are a great people person, enjoy working as part of a dynamic team – and we really value a sense of humour, too.

The successful candidate can be based either in Manchester or Liverpool, but some travel between both hubs would be expected. You’d also need to travel to our HQ in Birmingham one day a week.

Contact Details

Please send CV and salary expectations to jobs@catersnews.com

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 9th April 2020.

Employer Information

Mercury Press and Media
Liverpool,
L1 0BG
United Kingdom