Reporter, Construction Wave

Location: Remote
Salary details: Up to £23,000pa (plus annual bonuses)
Closes: 31/05/2024
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

As a Reporter you will be part of an ambitious and growing editorial team, delivering in-depth and impactful news stories to an enthusiastic audience.

Good editorial is key to everything we do at Construction Wave, and if you feel the same, we want to hear from you.

The Role

Reporting to the Editor, you will hunt down trends, events, and stories that are shaping the industry, providing valuable insights to our readership.

You will have training and experience in journalism and examples of your work. Newsroom experience is preferable.

All we ask is that you are curious, proactive, willing to learn, and interested in helping us build our publication on solid editorial, underpinned by our core values:

  • Editorial is everything to us
  • Constantly curious
  • Treat people like human beings
  • Just say it how it is
  • Delivery. Each and every time

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in journalism, including relevant training/newsroom exposure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong news sense and understanding of how to pitch a story
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • A curious nature and can-do attitude
  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of the industry
  • Demonstrable knowledge of social media use, including finding stories and SEO
  • An ability to meet deadlines


  • Reporting to the Editor – pitch ideas, write stories, populate and send the daily newsletter
  • Help grow our editorial offering – demonstrate range in story writing, inventive headlines, clever use of SEO and social media
  • Identify and report key issues impacting the sector, now and in the future
  • Help us improve our editorial processes by identifying and solving problems

This isn’t for you if…

  • You are not curious by nature
  • You are afraid to pick up the phone
  • You do not want to help improve our editorial offering
  • You do not want to build your own media profile
  • You take yourself too seriously and cannot collaborate with others


  • Up to £23k per annum (plus annual bonuses)
  • Annual stipend for both professional and personal learning beginning after 6 months of employment
  • Unlimited paid annual leave
  • Pension – 3% matching company contribution after three months of employment
  • Sabbatical scheme: after serving five years with the organisation employees receive a six-week paid career break. You can choose to take six weeks’ extra pay instead, or a combination of the two options
  • Two annual charity days with an organisation of your choice
  • Quarterly incentives (cash, prizes, etc.)
  • Remote working opportunities

To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to the editor mentioning where you heard about the job.

About Construction Wave

Construction Wave is a digital publication providing news and in-depth insights to leaders across the UK construction industry. Our number one goal is to help our readers make better decisions every day.

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