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Acting News Editor


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Role: Acting News Editor - Mat Cover

Brand: Local Government Chronicle

Location: Shoreditch

Employment Type: FTC

Salary: Competitive

About Us: Part of Emap, Local Government Chronicle is the leading title for the most influential people in and around local government. LGC's readers oversee billions of pounds of public money, leading the drive to deliver the wellbeing and prosperity of UK towns, cities, and counties. With breaking news, comment, and analysis, LGC delivers the best reporting on and for the sector.

About you : With an anticipated start date of February 2021, the ideal individual for this role will have a track record of overseeing high-quality journalism and delivering exclusive stories. With Strong experience of news editing and taking the decisions required to ensure the needs of a title's audience are met. Therefore, knowledge of the public sector and local government would be highly advantageous.

About the Role: This role is Acting News Editor on a fixed-term maternity-cover contract. You will line-manage one reporter and be a key figure in LGC's editorial team which also features an editor and features editor.LGCplus.com and LGC magazine are the leading information sources for decision makers in town, city, and county halls nationwide. Our stories, including our disclosure of the size of the financial shortfall local government faces as a result of COVID-19 and our revelation of how the government's Towns Fund is being disproportionately awarded to marginal constituencies, are frequently picked up by the national press and quoted in parliamentary debates or reports.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prioritising to ensure that LGC's news team is meeting the needs of our audience
  • Working with the editor and other team members to provide content and hit deadlines for LGC's monthly magazine
  • Developing and maintaining high level contacts within the sector
  • Attending some events in London and around the UK where appropriate

How to apply : Please send your CV and a covering letter including your salary expectations and notice by clicking the 'Apply' button .

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

Part of Metropolis international Group We are committed to Emap being a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees. They include 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell), health plan and life insurance cover, Cycle 2 Work scheme, discounted gym memberships, retail discount vouchers and much more!

We respect the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status...... click apply for full job details

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