News Editor, Haymarket

Location: London. Hybrid (3 days in office)
Salary details: Up to £35,000pa DOE
Closes: 02/08/2024
  • Full-Time
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People Management, the membership magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and one of the UK’s most popular business brands, is seeking an experienced, organised and enthusiastic news editor to work across our print, digital and social channels.

People Management’s award-winning magazine has a circulation of nearly 140,000. We have a reputation for good writing and hard facts, as well as visual flair and the ability to break stories. Our daily email newsletter reaches over 120,000 people and covers employment news, public policy and legislation, as well as expert interviews, opinion pieces and analysis.

This exciting opportunity is ideal for an experienced journalist to play a role at the heart of our editorial team, delivering excellent editorial management of online and print content aimed at expert audiences.


You’ll be responsible for overseeing our daily UK news output, making decisions about which stories are relevant for our audience, commissioning both in-house and freelance writers and editing their copy to a high standard in a tight timeframe, as well as obtaining insights and comments from relevant expert contributors.

You will also be expected to be involved in our print magazine as well as coordinate reporters’ coverage of events, report from events yourself, and contribute to our lively social media and community activities.

To Summarise

  • Setting the news agenda for our daily and longer-term online content
  • Commissioning and writing news articles for our website and daily email newsletter
  • Managing freelance writers and supporting the in-house news team, ensuring there are always enough writers available
  • Overseeing assembly of daily email newsletters, ensuring they are accurate and sent on time
  • Supervising sharing of content across our social media, ensuring it is timely, engaging and tailored to the appropriate channel
  • Contributing feature and analysis articles to our print title
  • Analysing web and social media traffic to build a picture of our audience’s interests
  • Building an unparallelled understanding of the issues affecting HR professionals – including the macro picture on employment and employment legislation – and a network of contacts that will help deliver strong comment and insight
  • Representing the magazine at networking events and conferences, and reporting as required

Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Minimum Criteria

  • Strong background in business journalism – this vacancy would suit a current news editor on a B2B brand or an ambitious, experienced and capable news reporter
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience of generating ideas for news and news analysis articles, and commissioning and editing high-quality B2B content
  • A nose for news and a keen sense of what works (and what doesn’t)
  • Demonstrable ability to manage workflow, deadlines, and ensure quality and timeliness of copy
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and an analytical approach to work
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a tight-knit team
  • Experience or knowledge of content management systems, social media channels (X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) and Google Analytics

We are a Disability Confident employer and offer guaranteed interviews to all disabled applicants who meet the above minimum criteria.

To be considered as part of this initiative, please ensure you indicate if you have a disability when applying for the post.

Why Work With Us?

Haymarket Media Group values its people and strives to shape a better future with remarkable content. From paid content and subscription services; to integrated advertising and content marketing packages. We deliver market-leading branded experiences that inspire great decisions. From data and digital information solutions to live events, awards and professional education services.

Our Benefits Include: 

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

  • Work from anywhere in the world for up to 3 weeks of the year with our ‘Work from Anywhere’ days

  • Flexible working hours (core hours from 10-3) allowing you the flexibility to adapt your work schedule to your personal commitments

  • Generous contributory pension scheme

  • Health Cash Plans: With our health cash plans, you can access a range of healthcare benefits, including coverage for medical expenses, dental care, optical services, and more 

To Apply

Apply directly via the Haymarket website by the link below. Do mention Journo Resources when you apply. It really helps us out!

More About Working For Haymarket

Putting social and environmental responsibility at the forefront of our business we have aligned our current sustainability goals with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 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 want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. Nothing beats face-time with our colleagues to promote creativity and collaboration, 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.

Haymarket is 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.

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

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