Editor/Experienced Journalist job vacancy

I Love MCR

Overview: Editor/Experienced Journalist job vacancy in Lancashire recruiting now

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Employer: I Love MCR
Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Full time position starting Aug/Sept 2022, salary negotiable (dependent on experience)

29 days holiday including a day off for your Birthday (Birthday Boost); food and cultural reviews; lots of social and press events; Apple Mac equipment; flexible schedule and remote working.

I Love MCR was adversely affected when its primary revenue streams – hospitality, leisure and tourism – completely closed during the Covid pandemic. After admirably weathering the proverbial storm and helping to reboot the local economy, the inspiring city brand is rebuilding its digital team with great ambition.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and dynamic editor/journalist to join the core team at I Love MCR. We are looking for someone who is driven by breaking news and inspiring stories, but also a real people person who is passionate about all things Manchester and who can bring perpetual positivity to the role.

About I Love MCR

I Love MCR is the trusted symbol of civic pride adopted by Manchester people, championing community, charity and a better future for our city. I Love MCR influences and engages a huge digital audience: with a high traffic website, growing and engaging social media accounts, mobile app, a massive email database, and out-of-home media; the brand has become one of the most prolific, recognisable, and leading cultural multimedia platforms in the city. Reaching an average of a million people per calendar month, I Love MCR is a household name across Greater Manchester and beyond – sharing positive news, inspiring stories and mobilising a great city of people.

Your new role

I Love MCR is on the hunt for a new editor or experienced journalist. A skilled investigative writer to help maintain, reinforce, repurpose and grow organic traffic to the brand’s positive news website, whilst also copywriting and delivering the editorial (advertorial) interests of our partners.

I Love MCR is a source of joy. The editor will be the voice of the website, and ultimately be responsible for the final editorial product the company publishes.

You will be expected to adhere to and broadcast our brand values, championing Manchester and reacting with a positive outlook, as well as:

  • Writing, editing and publishing editorial on our website

  • Ability to recognise trending / popular news topics

  • Meeting daily targets (e.g. at least three original stories per day)

  • Copywriting to briefs and also relied upon to find angles –
    • Approval processes with clients

  • Keeping on top of cornerstone content to make sure it’s up to date

  • Organising and managing media such as photos and videos

  • Organising and managing a busy email inbox

  • Collaborating with accounts and social media departments

  • Basic understanding of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is very useful but not absolutely essential

  • Basic understanding of Google Analytics is useful but not essential

  • Basic understanding of Google G-Suite administration such as shared folders (Google Drive), documents, spreadsheets and calendar

  • An eye for aesthetics and photography is very useful but not essential

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • The ability to work autonomously

  • Above-average marketing and advertising knowledge

  • Excellent people skills and a strong team player

This role will require someone who can make executive decisions and represent the brand at all times. Someone who is willing to put the brand before any personal gain. Someone who isn t afraid to bastardise or reject an article press release submitted for publication because it falls below our quality threshold.

Someone who will attend launch events, and network with the utmost professionalism. Someone who doesn t just see this as a 9-5 job. Someone who loves Manchester passionately.

What we can offer you

Salary negotiable (dependent on experience).

29 days paid holidays per annum including birthday boost (day off on your birthday); food and cultural reviews; lots of press invitations, social events and first-looks; Apple Mac equipment; flexible schedule and remote working.

This is an exciting role for the right person, working within a very sociable, fast-paced working environment. You will be welcomed into the small but strong ‘Manchester family,’ where you can expect a great social life and continued support to enable you to grow.

I Love MCR is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered on merit. We will never discriminate.

All applicants will need to submit details of two references.



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