Journalist job in Hampshire

By April 23, 2013April 27th, 2014No Comments

This is the first time we’ve run a job ad in the Editing Edge blog, but a friend who runs a magazine group specialising in the marine sector is looking to recruit to her News Desk.

Details below:




POSITION:                  News Journalist

LOCATION:                Fareham, Hampshire

SALARY:                      £20- 30k dependant upon experience    

DURATION:               Permanent

AVERAGE WEEKLY HOURS:  37.5 (reduced hours possible)

PENSION:                    Stakeholder pension available


Mercator Media Limited is a business-to-business media company that publishes magazines and produces exhibitions, conferences and websites, predominately serving the commercial marine sector. Established in 1989, the company now has 50 employees. Mercator’s magazines have pan-European, or international readership bases.

We are looking for an experienced News Journalist to join our News Desk and help develop our weekly email news service in vertical markets.

Required Skills & experience:

  • Finding news, especially from original sources
  • Recognising relevant stories and writing them for different readerships
  • Researching and planning
  • Writing in a  ‘short and snappy’ style
  • Building story structure, with emphasis on intros
  • Writing news stories from visits to events, interviews, and reports
  • Giving life to dull press releases
  • Turning a story on its head to bring out the main points
  • Using content management systems
  • Attending and exhibiting at trade shows.

The suitable candidate will have:

  • An excellent grasp of the English language including in depth knowledge of punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to work within strict time deadlines.
  • An excellent personal presentation and strong communication and networking skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Able to take direction yet show initiative where possible.


To apply, send CV, with covering email outlining experience, why this would be an appropriate role for you and salary expectation to Carrie McSwan – cmcswan

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 May 2013





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