LGC, Acting News Editor - Maternity Cover

Nov 18, 2020
Dec 08, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

About us:

LGCplus.com and the monthly LGC magazine are the leading information sources for decision makers in town, city and county halls nationwide.

LGC’s readers oversee billions of pounds of public money and are significant figures in the drive the ensure the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people in places across the UK. LGC’s stories, including our disclosure of the size of the financial shortfall local government faces as a result of Covid-19 and our revelation of how the government’s Towns Fund is disproportionately awarded to marginal constituencies, are frequently picked up by the national press and quoted in parliamentary debates.

About you:

Candidates for this role, which has an anticipated start date of February 2021, should have a track record of overseeing high-quality journalism and delivering exclusive stories.

We seek someone with strong experience of news editing, who can demonstrate they are able to take the decisions required to ensure the news needs of a title’s audience are met.

You should have excellent writing and grammatical skills, as well as being a stickler for accuracy and deadlines. Knowledge of the public sector and local government would be advantageous, as would be proficiency in data journalism.

About the role:

This role is Acting News Editor on a fixed-term maternity-cover contract, anticipated to be nine months. You will line-manage one senior reporter and be a key figure in LGC’s editorial team which also features an editor and features editor.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prioritising to ensure that LGC’s small news team meets the needs of our audience
  • Editing, to ensure copy is accurate, concise, and mistake-free, hitting deadlines for both online and print content
  • Reporting on the fast-paced local government world
  • Developing and maintaining high level contacts within the sector, including by attending some events in London and around the UK

How to apply:

Please click 'APPLY NOW' to send your CV and a covering letter including your salary expectations and notice.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

Part of Metropolis international Group We are committed to Emap being a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. They include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), health plan and life insurance cover, Cycle 2 Work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and much more!

We respect the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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