Life Writer (Part Time)

Job Introduction

This is a part time position working 2.5 days a week.

DevonLive is one of the largest and most trusted news websites in the South West, keeping rapidly growing numbers of readers informed about everything that’s happening in the region, championing the county and shining a light on what’s good and what’s not in a modern and vibrant way. The site generates millions of page views a month, with tens of thousands of loyal readers visiting at least every other day.

This incredibly successful team is looking for a Life Writer who will find and report on the aspects of life which matter to local readers away from the main news agenda. We are looking for someone who can live and breathe the Devon lifestyle, guiding our readers to everything from the best beaches and restaurants to the hottest properties and the most unmissable events.

In this role you will provide articles and content which informs, indulges, inspires and involves readers, and makes us more part of readers’ lives beyond the regular news agenda.

Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?

  • Find and tell stories about local communities which engages as many readers as possible, or stories which will be of interest to local communities
  • Build communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engaged with readers about those stories
  • Tell stories in many different ways, including (but not limited to) real-time live blogs, article format, video, audio and pictures
  • The Ideal Candidate

    What are we looking for?

  • Digital publishing skills - working a CMS, shooting video, taking pictures
  • Social media skills - following on social media, track record of building communities on social media
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • A driving licence is preferable
  • Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audience
  • Proven track record for digital storytelling 
  • So, who are we?

    DevonLive is part of Reach plc . You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too. 

    Package Description

    What can we offer you?

    We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • and lots of high street discounts! 
  • Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

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      16 days ago

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