Content Editor

Trinity Mirror Group Plc
Guildford, Surrey, England
£competitive + benefits
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Ruby Wood
Contract Type
Full Time

Trinity Mirror plc is seeking to recruit a talented Content Editor to join our Get Surrey team based in Guildford. Reporting to the Editor, you will help develop our coverage of major news and events, manage the delivery and editing of live content to support audience targets, manage a team of reporters including commissioning, briefing and pastoral care. This is an exciting and demanding role which requires an editorial background and a passion for video.


  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days holiday including Bank holidays
  • Competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio

Main Responsibilities

  • Managing live daily content flow across the Surrey portfolio in line with digital audience spikes and in support of digital audience targets
  • Commissioning, edit and publish content from reporters
  • Ensuring search engine-optimised, engaging, and accurate articles are prepared and uploaded in line with audience demand and news spikes
  • Leading compilation of daily content lists in communication with reporters and editors, playing an active role in conferences as required
  • Managing a team of multimedia journalists, providing clear briefings and feedback on content requirements as well as appropriate pastoral care
  • Ensuring content is produced with the correct metadata at all times
  • Liaising with digital production team on placement of content on homepage, mobile sites and apps in accordance with the business agenda, using analytics and social data to help inform decision-making
  • Daily monitoring of web analytics such as Omniture and Chartbeat to ensure a detailed knowledge of audience response and engagement at all times
  • Identifying the best content to drive engagement by interpreting audience data
  • Undertaking company/editorial projects and any other duties from time to time as reasonably requested by management
  • Organising and managing the delivery of accurate, legally-sound content for the Surrey Portfolio, including Get Surrey and the Surrey Advertiser, to support digital audience targets and brand values

Ideal Candidate

  • Possess a NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification, or equivalent
  • Ability to generate content which engages local audiences and meets the standards set by the business, in terms of quality, consistency and legal compliance
  • Good awareness of the news agenda and collaborate to ensure varied sections of the site are covered with breaking and engaging stories.
  • Lead our drive to maximise content for written video
  • Excellent analytical skills to prioritise and highlight the importance of video across the whole newsroom
  • Previous experience within a news desk setting, or within a Senior Reporter role