SEO reporter | Media jobs

Salary: Up to £27,500k DoE + bonus 

Reporting to the pinnacle of editorial SEO

Newsquest Media Group is on the lookout for extra top-class regional SEO content material journalists to assist lead its unrivalled native on-line protection throughout the UK.

Every day, our on-line information manufacturers attain hundreds of thousands of individuals proper throughout the nation – nearly 80 per cent of the native inhabitants – and you may be becoming a member of a crew of pushed, progressive digital specialists taking our content material to the following stage.

This function presents an thrilling alternative for a digitally-savvy journalist with expertise utilizing search tendencies and SEO instruments to identify the newest (and subsequent!) trending information, function tales and way of life content material.

The key for this function is tapping into these matters and making them not solely related however insightful for native audiences, in addition to conserving on prime of what’s resonating in your space.

You shall be delivering the kind of quick, agile and dynamic protection optimised for SEO that our readers anticipate and deserve in 2022 – usually earlier than they know they wish to learn it.

You shall be keen about digital storytelling, with a need to provide you with new and progressive methods of telling these tales utilizing an enormous array of various abilities, instruments and platforms.

An enormous a part of the job may even be immersing your self in social media by way of numerous monitoring instruments that can assist you inform your tales and spot the following huge factor, whether or not that be breaking information, onerous information, showbiz and TV, superstar, information options, explainers and “information you need to use”.

We wish to give our readers the content material they wish to learn once they wish to learn it. Your job shall be to anticipate this and use your glowing writing abilities to guarantee our protection is the most effective, and the place native audiences select to come back first.

Key obligations:

  • Using your SEO abilities to succeed in the biggest attainable viewers
  • Using search instruments to analysis and perceive the matters individuals are looking for 
  • Identifying matters in which native manufacturers can legitimately change into an authority
  • creating high-quality, correct digital information tales, reside, blogs and options to deadlines
  • Work with the pinnacle of editorial SEO, deputy head of editorial SEO and crew to know what to analysis and write subsequent
  • Thinking creatively to provide you with new story concepts and methods to ship them to our viewers that go well with our digital platforms
  • Building our digital viewers following to carry our content material to much more individuals in the neighborhood
  • Spotting nationwide/regional content material that might resonate in your patch and making it related and attention-grabbing to our readers
  • Helping to plan and handle a carefully-plotted SEO ahead plan calendar to make sure we don’t miss a beat
  • Ensuring every bit of content material is completely researched and balanced previous to publication
  • With steering from editors, utilizing analytics to determine what our readers like and what they need subsequent from our protection
  • Joining forces together with your counterparts throughout the UK to share concepts, finest practices, success tales and abilities
  • Communicating with newsrooms across the nation to make sure your protection chimes with the native market

Ideally, you’ll have:

  • An understanding of search engine optimisation (SEO) and abilities in producing content material that ranks on search
  • Knowing what readers wish to learn, utilizing each your eager information sense and knowledge insights 
  • An understanding of analytical instruments
  • Passion for telling tales which can develop new numerous audiences
  • Exceptional consideration to element
  • The means to jot down – and assume – shortly below stress
  • A eager information sense
  • Bags of concepts for the way tales will be introduced in the very best means for our audiences 
  • An understanding of what audiences need, and when
  • Excellent social media abilities and the flexibility to identify tales and trending matters
  • NCTJ qualification
  • Excellent information of related media legislation
  • An adaptable model to provide all the things from reside blogs and listicles to lengthy reads and options
  • Great individuals abilities and the flexibility to get on with a variety of individuals in the neighborhood
  • A excessive stage of organisation and the flexibility to handle your individual agenda to ahead plan 
  • Collaborative abilities to pool concepts with the broader digital reporting crew and regional editors and tackle board strategies

If this appears like a task for you then please ship your CV and a quick cowl letter by clicking apply now.

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