Staff Writer, People Management

Location: London
Salary details: £25-27,000pa
Closes: 12/12/2021
  • Flexible Working
  • Full-Time
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The HR profession has been the driver behind some of the most significant workplace changes during the past 18 months, including furlough, Covid-secure measures and the move to remote (and now hybrid) working.

So it’s no surprise that People Management magazine – the largest business title in the UK by circulation – has been at the heart of the organisational responses to the crisis, from distilling ever-changing government guidance and sharing best practice from across the profession to exploring the legal issues behind some of the biggest employment-related headlines and taking a longer-term lens to new working practices the pandemic has brought.

And that’s on top of other issues like the Black Lives Matter movement, gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting, and a reported impending ‘great resignation’. Now we’re looking for an ambitious and knowledgeable writer who can bring a range of important topics to life, in print and online, as part of a highly focused editorial team.

The Role

You’ll be responsible for writing news stories several days per week for a digital newsletter audience of 120,000, and helping make decisions about which issues should shape the news agenda. And you’ll contribute extensively to our multiple award-winning magazine with a circulation of nearly 140,000 – whether it’s interviewing leading business thinkers, getting onto the shop floor to see the labour market in action or questioning policymakers about how they’ll tackle vital issues.

You will have been writing professionally about business or business-related issues for at least a couple of years, and will be able to demonstrate an impressive portfolio of creative and diverse articles, covering both news and features. You’ll be comfortable using social media – both to gather leads and promote your own work, and you’ll be relentlessly curious about the world of work.

In return, we can offer the opportunity to work on a prestigious and well-respected brand which has seen its journalists graduate to senior editorial roles on national newspapers and other business titles. And we can guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

About Haymarket

Haymarket is a successful international specialist media company.  We have over 60 market-leading brands in the consumer and B2B markets across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany, connecting people and communities across digital, print, festivals, awards, conferences, and exhibitions.

As a global business operating in diverse markets, we are inherently multicultural and 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 and use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets.

Duties Include:

  • Researching and fact-checking articles and building knowledge to contribute your own ideas
  • Writing news articles under the supervision of our news editor and staying abreast of broader news agenda
  • Writing and contributing to features and other articles for the magazine as required
  • Uploading articles to the website content management system and building the daily newsletter as required
  • Managing individual workload and completing news articles and features to specified deadlines
  • Representing the People Management brand by attending events and conferences, and building contacts among the HR community
  • Answering or redirecting reader queries via email or social media
  • Posting to social media and helping to grow the brand’s digital audience

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.

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.

To Apply

To apply, please visit the link below and fill out the application form. If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruitment@haymarket.com.

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