Journalism job vacancy: Online news editor for Press Gazette

Press Gazette’s hard-working online news editor Paul McNally is leaving us – meaning we have a rare job vacancy.

Over the last year Paul has helped beef up our online news output increasing the number of unique users to as many as 150,000 a month.

He’s accepted a job working as a reporter and sub-editor on an English language newspaper based in the south of France called The Connexion which is a monthly title with a circulation of 58,000. I wish him well and I’m sure he has a great future in journalism ahead of him.

The person who replaces him should:

  • Have a minimum of two years experience working in a high-pressure news environment.
  • Be NCTJ trained (or equivalent).
  • Have 100 words a minute shorthand.
  • Be able to prove that they can use blogging and social networking to expand Press Gazette’s online reach.
  • Be adept at monitoring a plethora of online news sources to ensure the Press Gazette website is always up to date.
  • Also find the time to produce their own off-diary web exclusives.
  • Be happy to work almost exclusively online in a quick-turnaround news environment.

This is all a pretty tall order so this job requires an exceptional and hard-working journalist.

But as well as being hard work, this job should be fun and extremely worthwhile.

Press Gazette, online and in print, is about fighting for press freedom and giving the British journalism industry the information it needs to ensure it weathers the current economic and technological storm and has a great future.

Press Gazette is under new ownership after being bought by Progressive Media in April – and there are big plans to expand what we are doing online.

We are currently based in Paddington in London but are planning to relocate to new offices in Fleet Street later this summer.

The salary range for this job is £25,000-£29,000.

To apply, write to me: dominicp@pressgazette.co.uk with a CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this job in no more than 200 words.

The deadline for applications is the end of next week (3 July). And anyone who is shortlisted for interview will need to be available in the week of 13-17 July.

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