The Grocer, Retail Reporter

Crawley, West Sussex
Competitive, DoE.
Dec 12, 2018
Jan 13, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

The Grocer is the UK’s biggest and most interesting business magazine, and we’re looking for a talented, enthusiastic, bright and ambitious reporter to help us break major stories about the huge, fascinating, colourful and fast-changing food & drink sector.

Amid political, technological, structural and consumer upheaval, this is a fascinating time to be reporting on the £200bn grocery trade. The Grocer prides itself on breaking news and has won countless awards for its campaigning and investigative approach.

You’ll be expected to engage in and uncover stories around how a host of grocery retailers (big and small) are adapting (or not) to the challenges and opportunities, including Brexit (of course), online retail, the death of the high street, inflation, crime, technology, food waste, the environment, social media, veganism, product innovation etc etc.

In doing so you’ll be examining and uncovering crucial information on strategy and performance, hirings and firings, pricing and promo strategy, merchandising, service, availability and the supply chain, ecommerce, store design, property and planning, marketing and many.

So tell us what you can offer and what you’re interested in and we’ll try to match your skills with our needs. This role will encompass a range of different responsibilities, but it starts with great journalism, landing exclusive news stories, writing in depth analysis, features, reports, profiles, blogs and video/audio content, across a range of topics.

What we’re looking for:

  • A demonstrable nose for news
  • Ambition and the desire to succeed and progress
  • Ability to engage, network and exert valuable information and insight from senior level contacts
  • Multimedia skills

The Grocer is one of the UK’s most influential and high-profile business media publications. The bible of the grocery retail market and the flagship title of the highly successful William Reed group, working on The Grocer means you will join a big team of award-winning journalists on an innovative and progressive publication, with lots of training and career development opportunities.

Based in newly refurbished offices in Crawley, William Reed is a fast growing, family owned publishing company with offices in the UK, Montpellier, Chicago and Singapore. Continually reinvigorating our brands and exploring new avenues of business, we also offer a competitive salary and benefits.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form below, attaching a covering letter explaining why you are right for the job, together with some clippings or links that demonstrate your best work, and a copy of your CV.

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