Junior staff writer, People Management magazine, Haymarket

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Location: Twickenham, Onsite & Hybrid
Salary details: £24,000pa
  • Full-Time

People Management’s award-winning quarterly magazine has a circulation of nearly 140,000, and a daily email newsletter that reaches 120,000 subscribers, while our digital content is increasingly multi-channel – we recently launched a regular panel show which is streamed online and we deploy immersive infographics and storytelling techniques for our long form features. We’re an HR brand with a reputation for good writing and hard facts, as well as visual flair and the ability to break stories – with a bit of wry humour thrown in.

All of which means this is a dynamic and hard-working environment in which to build your career as part of a team of experienced journalists. You’ll be writing across all our channels, contributing ideas, and getting involved in.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing daily online news articles under the supervision of our news editor

  • Researching potential articles and building knowledge to contribute your own ideas

  • Using our software programme to build the daily email newsletter, and posting content to social media

  • Writing articles for our print magazine as required

  • Attending events and building contacts among the HR community

  • Monitoring our editorial email inbox, answering/forwarding queries as appropriate, and undertaking admin tasks

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong writing skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate content to tight deadlines

  • An interest in news and current affairs

  • Excellent knowledge of social media and digital journalism

  • The ability to multitask, manage their own workload and ‘muck in’ when required

In return, you’ll get:

  • 25 days’ holiday, rising by one day each year (up to a maximum of 30 days)

  • Other benefits including a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, permanent health insurance, health cash plan, lifestyle discounts, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans

  • To work in bright, modern offices opposite Twickenham train station on a hybrid basis, with up to two days per week spent working from home

  • The opportunity to join a friendly, sociable team as part of a company whose culture is informal but creative, and puts an emphasis on high-quality work

Why work with us?

People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We’re hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career.

Our conveniently located Twickenham HQ is home to around 600 employees with a vast array of careers from journalism, video, marketing, sales and events to technology, digital development and product management.

As well as being the home of English rugby, Twickenham has the benefit of being less than 30 minutes from central London but also enjoying its riverside location, proximity to Richmond Park and a buzzing social scene.

With flexible hours, great brands, and a modern open plan environment, we attract great people. There’s time for you to get involved in our extra-curricular activities too; from volunteering with our charity partners, going for a lunch-time riverside run, cycling around Richmond Park or after work fun!

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive training and career development programme

  • 25 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)

  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 11-3)

  • Generous contributory pension scheme

  • Access to Perkbox

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Family friendly policies

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance

We want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. We feel that nothing beats face-time with our colleagues and we’ve therefore adopted a blended working model where full time employees can expect to spend 3 days of their week in the office and the other 2 working at a location of their choice.

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural.  Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve.   We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets.

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@haymarket.com.

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding and exciting place to work.

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