News Editor, People Management, Haymarket Business Media

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Location: Twickenham
Salary details: £30,000-32,000pa
  • Full-Time

People Management’s award-winning monthly 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 130,000 people and covers employment news, public policy and legislation, as well as expert interviews, opinion pieces and analysis.

Job overview

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 lead the news agenda for our print magazine, writing news reports and features, and you’ll be expected to coordinate reporters’ coverage of events, report from events yourself, and contribute to our lively social media and community activities.

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.

Key responsibilities

  • Setting the news agenda for our UK print title and 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 news and feature articles to our UK 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 required

  • 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 (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) and Google Analytics

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 10-3)

  • 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.

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.

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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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