Deputy Editor, Bristol24/7

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Location: Bristol
Salary details: £24,000pa (rising to £25,000 after a three-month probation period)
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

Could you be Bristol24/7’s next Deputy Editor?

Bristol24/7 is seeking a motivated journalist to join our small, dedicated team as deputy editor.

From covering stories across the city to shining a light on communities, this is a hands-on role that would be perfect for a reporter with a flair for telling stories and a passion for Bristol.
Alongside writing stories for Bristol24/7’s website and bi-monthy print magazine, the successful candidate will help manage a small team of reporters, freelancers and interns, and play a key role in the magazine production process.

Bristol24/7 is the biggest independent publication in the South West, with unrivalled coverage of local news, culture and entertainment. We are also a community interest company and were named one of the top 100 social enterprises in the country this year as part of the NatWest SE100. Our content is read by hundreds of thousands of people – an audience that’s growing all the time. Advertising and membership support our independent journalism and fund community projects that change lives.

About You

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and full of ideas, have great writing and editing skills and an eye for a story. Managing social media, taking photos, writing newsletters and creating video content will all play a key part of the role. The deputy editor will need to be able to juggle a busy workload, have a meticulous eye for detail and meet tight deadlines.

The Role

The role offers plenty of scope to develop both journalism and management skills, with the requirement to stand in for the editor when necessary, respond to queries and complaints and represent Bristol24/7 on the public stage.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent writing and editing skill
  • Ability to look after your own workload and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail and a proactive attitude
  • Social media experience
  • Passion for storytelling and current affairs
  • Willing to work evenings or weekends on a rota

Desirable Qualities:

  • Journalism qualification
  • Management experience
  • Experience of creating video
  • Experience of using WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Interest in or knowledge of Bristol

What We Offer:

  • On-the-job training, mentoring and support
  • Regular pay reviews and career progression
  • 25-30 holiday days per year
  • Additional days off between Christmas and New Year
  • A paid four-week sabbatical after five years employment
  • A flexible, hybrid home and office-based working week
  • Opportunities to attend festivals, gigs and parties throughout the year
  • A free membership so you can access our exclusive perks
  • A fun and busy work environment
  • Bike to work scheme

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring balance to our team. Bristol24/7 welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do.

If you are from a background that is not well represented in the media industry, we want to hear from you. This includes if you are:

  • a person who experiences racism and/or
  • a disabled person and/or
  • a person who identifies as having a working class background and/or
  • a person who was eligible for free school meals as a child

To Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than one page) outlining why you want the role and why you would be the ideal candidate.

Send applications to The deadline for applications is midday on Monday, May 13th.

Bristol24/7 is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you are unsure of whether to apply, have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please email to arrange an informal chat.

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