The primary purpose of the News Editor is to ensure that all news content across RAIL’s various brand platforms (magazines, websites, events, social media) is relevant to the audience, accurate and engaging, and is delivered to agreed deadlines and to the high standard expected of a market-leading brand.
The News Editor collates news from across the industry, RAIL’s contributors and the wider editorial team for interpretation and processing alongside other members of the team. You’ll ensure that the latest news is accessible to RAIL’s audience online in a timely fashion and will write and commission news pieces to meet the busy fortnightly demands of the magazine.
Using the insight gained from this news, the right candidate will consider how this content can be repurposed or augmented for other platforms within the brand.
The successful delivery of this role is crucial to the brand. The News Editor should be the primary ‘news hound’ of the team, by bringing details of current affairs on the railway back to the team. They are a key member of the wider RAIL brand team, including Commercial and Events staff. This team has a collective responsibility to contribute to the success of the RAIL brand across all platforms and in all its endeavours. This means bringing industry insight, creative ideas, commercial awareness and lateral thinking to enhance the whole RAIL portfolio.
News is at RAIL’s heart, so our News Editor will play a key role in shaping content across the whole brand. As a market-leading magazine, RAIL has a longstanding reputation for the best news content and our analysis of what’s happening on the railway.
Key Responsibilities and tasks:
- Stay informed of the latest news from across the railway and related sectors, including political and regulatory matters and develop and cultivate a contacts book of high-profile individuals throughout the rail industry, its politicians and regulators to provide insight and off-diary content opportunities
- Lead the ‘News list’ of current stories on our radar and work with internal and external writers to plan and produce news stories
- Write News articles for all platforms to a high standard
- Attend external events and meetings where required to gather news, build contacts and increase the team’s understanding of the rail sector and its needs
- Contribute to creative discussions about features and other non-news content in the magazine
- Lead on all digital outputs by keeping the RAIL website and social media platforms updated with relevant and appropriate news to our audiences and monitoring agreed analytics data
- Play a critical role in continually evolving the content in the RAIL brand
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
What you will bring:
- Knowledge of the rail industry is certainly an advantage, but it is not essential. A desire and enthusiasm to immerse yourself in it is a must though!
- Experience of an understanding of writing for a business audience
- High level of attention to detail
- Strong organisation and interpersonal skills
- Second-to-none news sense
- Determination to write the most compelling content
- Creative thinker
- Time-management control
Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.
We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.
As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences. We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking. Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.
Belonging at Bauer Mission statement
People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.
What we will offer you
Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.
Our mental health at work
We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.
Bauer Core Values
Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.
Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.
Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.
Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.
Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.
Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.
Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.