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About the role:

Digital Reporter required for a leading media & news company for an initial 6 month fixed term contract (strong likelihood of rolling on for the foreseeable future). The role can be worked remotely but you will need to be based in the UK as it is paid PAYE. Also this role involves working shifts between 8am and 10pm across seven days.

As Digital Report you will be responsible for deliver search authority around key topics for a series of national and regional newspaper sites by creating and updating bespoke articles based on the latest search trends.

Your remit will be to increase pageviews across a series of national and regional newspaper sites by tailoring stories, including optimising headlines, featured images and related links, as well as generating picture galleries for the customer.

Key Responsibilities


  • Researching and writing clean, quick copy to maximise search traffic. The job is really varied – one day you might be writing about TV and celebrities, the next writing an explainer around the biggest news event of the day and the next writing about a big seasonal event like Glastonbury.
  • Creating and/or optimising evergreen articles (including manually updating headlines, copy and links when necessary).
  • Work with customer to ensure our content attracts search traffic around important keywords and events
  • Identify potential opportunities to generate search traffic and proactively suggest ideas to improve performance
  • Optimising headlines and featured images
  • Enhancing copy with appropriate and relevant assets including images, graphics, video and social
  • Curating picture galleries
  • Exceed KPIs set by customer
  • To ensure coverage of breaking news and major events is published quickly and accurately

What skills you need:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Essential skills


  • Thorough understanding of SEO and how to optimise articles for publication online
  • Excellent understanding of Google Trends and the latest advice
  • Excellent knowledge of media law
  • NCTJ or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to report quickly and accurately under pressure


Desirable skills

  • Newsroom experience
  • Demonstrable experience in SEO techniques, tools and best practice
  • Experience of uploading copy and images/video to a CMS


What they can offer you:

My client is a leader in it’s field and this is an amazing opportunity to work for this great company. They offer complete remote working so you can also be based anywhere in the UK!

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Neil Rogers

Head of Content & Editorial