Senior Reporter

Recruiter
Drapers
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Jul 2017
Expires
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you interested in working for the UK fashion industry's bible? Are you a news hound with a proven track record of breaking exclusive stories? Are you dynamic, confident and ready to approach senior figures in the world of fashion retail?

If so, joining Drapers' fast-paced news desk as senior reporter could be the right role for you. We break news on one of the most innovative, dynamic and fast-paced industries on a daily basis.

Now in its 130th year, Drapers is the UK's market-leading B2B publication for the fashion industry, with unparalleled authority in the sector. A digital-first brand, we operate across online, print, events, conferences and awards.

The Role:

You will have at least two years of daily business reporting experience, with evidence of generating exclusive news stories. You will have strong news judgement and the ability to work accurately at speed. You will feel comfortable delving through company financials and interviewing high level chief executives.

As well as writing exclusive new stories you will also contribute creative ideas to the wider Drapers brand, write features and comment pieces, record videos, add to Drapers' social media output and regularly attend industry events.

This role will suit a reporter who is fearless and fun - and who will fit with our social, collaborative culture. You will be able to work in a team and take direction, as well as using your initiative. If that sounds like you, please send your CV, salary expectations and a note about how your talent matches the task to

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years' news reporting experience, preferably for a weekly B2B title or newspaper
  • Clear evidence of breaking exclusive off-diary news stories
  • NCTJ qualification or equivalent journalism training
  • Digital skills such as video editing are a bonus

Core skills/competencies required:

  • Organised
  • Passion for sourcing exclusive, off diary news stories
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to make contacts and build solid relationships with people in the sector