Northern & Shell was founded in December 1974 as the publisher of the music magazine International Musician and Recording World. The company Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of both newspapers and magazines.
Northern & Shell launched OK! Magazine in 1993, acquired Express Newspapers in November 2000 and The Health Lottery in February 2011. It is also a shareholder in YouView.
Today, The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles – the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday – and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star, and is a 50% joint venture partner in the Irish Daily Star. In 2011 the company opened a state-of-the-art print plant in Luton, producing our portfolio of newspapers and magazines as well as providing third-party printing services.
Northern & Shell dominates important parts of the consumer magazine market both in the UK and worldwide, with a stable of market-leading consumer titles.The company operates in all major areas of publishing and has diverse interests in new media, print, distribution, investment and property.
As one of the most successful independent media companies in the UK we are constantly looking for talented new people. At Northern & Shell our people come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. With our headquarters based in the centre of London, explore the many exciting opportunities across our global network.
Northern and Shell is also able to offer a limited number of work experience placements across the group in order that students hoping to pursue a career within the media industry can gain beneficial experience.
Please note that work experience placements are only offered to those in full-time education. The majority of our placements are available for students aged 18+.