News Editor

A full-time journalism job at Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria in Lancaster
Posted 13 June 2018, 4.08pm edt

Global are proud to be one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company, with a portfolio of some of the most respected media brands, events and festivals. Everything we do at Global is driven by the powerful culture we’ve created – we work hard, we’re obsessed about the detail and most of all we’re proud to be known for employing some of the best talent in the industry.

Global is home to some of the biggest and most loved media brands in the UK; Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X​, Capital Xtra and Gold. Every week, our brands reach more than 31 million people, including more than 25 million on the radio alone. Global also has an entertainment division which spans artist management, music publishing, events, and is the second biggest festival company in the UK.

Global has over 1,600 people working across 24 broadcast centres in the UK and US, as well as in France and Germany. We’re a dynamic company who look for like-minded and passionate people to join one of our teams.

Job Description

Reporting to: North West Regional News Editor

Location: Lancaster

Overall Purpose:

You'll be capable of taking responsibility for all editorial decisions across your broadcast centre and/or brands. News happens 24/7 and this isn’t a ‘normal’ office job. Along with the Regional News Editor, you’ll deliver coverage on all big local stories, as well as reporting from the field when required.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll be researching and presenting outstanding news bulletins, as well overseeing all the regional/brands bulletins. With guidance from the Regional News Editor, you’ll set the standard for other Broadcast Journalists in outstanding writing and presentation of exciting and relevant news and current affairs on air, online and on social media, within brand style guidelines. Using the full range of multi-media and social media tools, you'll create exclusive content and stories across different platforms with the objective of delivering potentially award winning coverage.

You’ll make sure all news content is legally sound, across all sites/brands.

You'll assist with the coaching and development of all news staff in the Lancaster region.

You’ll assist the Regional News Editor in building, contributing and developing effective contact databases.

You’ll have these skills and experience:

You'll have a great presentation style and excellent voice, as well as supporting others in developing theirs, and be at ease presenting either pre-recorded or live bulletins.

As well as helping with forward planning regionally, you'll have a track record of getting exclusive stories on air and online.

You’ll have an interest, and knowledge, of all news issues across the region and make sure stories are explained and told in a relevant way for the distinct audiences/different brands.

You’ll also be an exceptional organiser, working across forward planning for the whole region.

Good networking skills are also a must.

And of course you’ll demonstrate our Global behaviours:

Straight talking and sincere Love to deliver Obsessive about detail Strive to do it differently

This job closed on 27 June, 2018 so we’re afraid you can no longer apply for this role.
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