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News Reporter (part-time)

Are you a tenacious and motivated news journalist looking for your next part-time role?

The Bookseller is the leading trade magazine for the publishing industry in the UK. Founded in 1858, we are fiercely independent. As well as the weekly print magazine, The Bookseller is available online via subscription, and runs The British Book Awards, The YA Book Prize, the Marketing & Publicity, Children’s and FutureBook conferences. It is now owned by The Stage Media Company.

Reporting to the News Editor, The Bookseller is looking for a part-time News Reporter to join our busy team, working two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays).

You will work with the news team to create engaging editorial content of the highest standard for the web, magazine and other platforms.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing fast, accurate news stories for online, including for daily morning news email, with a focus on looking for original stories and scoops
  • Contributing news and feature stories to the print content of The Bookseller 
  • Developing constructive contacts, on defined 'patches' in order to pick up scoops, get comments, take feedback etc.
  • Working both on own initiative and as a team with the other reporters on larger stories, and with flexibility on other patches as news team needs require.
  • Representing The Bookseller in face-to-face meets with contacts at launch events, conferences and presentations
  • Developing knowledge and expertise in the book industry in order to refine news judgement and reflect the level of expertise of our readers.

Key skills required:

  • Previous experience of news reporting on a business-to-business magazine, daily or weekly newspaper or online site
  • PC and Mac literate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of the publishing sector an advantage

Personal Attributes required:

  • A tenacious and motivated journalist
  • Able to work independently but also as part of a wider team
  • Shows initiative and is self-motivated
  • Organised and demonstrates excellent attention to detail
  • Intuitive to business needs
  • Able to network and develop relationships
  • Willingness to participate in continual learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to positively contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment

This list is non-exhaustive and may be amended from time to time depending on the requirements of the role

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024

Please note the salary range advertised for this role will be pro rata of the FTE advertised (depending on experience). 

The Stage Media Company welcomes people from a range of backgrounds, and with different perspectives. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities.

Please let us know if you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the application and/or recruitment process. 

News Reporter (part-time)

The Bookseller, London
Part-time, Permanent
Administration, Content, Publishing, Research, Communications
News Reporter (part-time)
Salary description: 
£24,000 - £26,000 (Pro rata)

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Previous experience of news reporting on a business-to-business magazine, daily or weekly newspaper or online site PC and Mac literate