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Staff Writer - The Week Junior

Why did you choose to become a writer? If you get a thrill from fusing creativity with strategic thinking, you could soon be our new Staff Writer. You'll join our inspired and inspiring team, full of bright ideas. We have a passion for crafting best-in-class content that engages and excites audiences across our key market areas.

You'll be working on The Week Junior – the UK's fastest growing children’s magazine, expertly designed to engage young readers and help them make sense of the world.

Your Opportunity

You’ll be researching and writing a range of stories on a daily basis, whether that’s explaining the latest Brexit developments, reporting the discovery of a secret supercolony of penguins in the Antarctic or penning a big debate on the Winter Olympics.

Attending a weekly news conference, you will be encouraged to share and discuss the stories that matter to our audience, whilst pitching your own ideas for the content we should be covering.

You’ll support the editors with their day-to-day responsibilities, as well as pitching future features, coming up with ideas for special editions and spin-offs, representing the brand at events and getting to know our readers.  

Why you?

You can create sparkling, engaging and accurate copy covering a range of topics. With a proven passion for current affairs, are an avid reader of newspapers and high-quality publications and have a keen, analytical mind.

You’ll be brimming with ideas for all aspects of the magazine and have a laser sharp intuition for the stories we should be sharing with our readers. You will confidently and can eloquently pitch ideas in a weekly news conference, explaining why they are of interest and importance.

Knowing The Week Junior inside out and have a demonstrable enthusiasm for our mission to make sense of the world for young people is key.

Essential - Writing to an exceptionally high standard, clearly and succinctly, with a good understanding of The Week Junior’s style and tone with impeccable spelling and grammar is essential, as is the ability to meet strict daily deadlines. You'll have a minimum of a 2.1 degree or equivalent.

A degree in journalism, knowledge of subbing and experience using InDesign are highly desirable, as is previous experience writing for a newspaper or current affairs magazine.




Why Us?

  • We’re award winning. You will be working across award-winning brands and in award-winning teams and joining a culture where innovation and success are encouraged. 
  • Our Commitment. We’re very proud to work for the benefit of The Heart of England Forest; an exciting and ambitious charity aiming to plant and preserve the largest native broadleaf forest in England. Founded by our late chairman, Felix Dennis, every employee gets the chance to plant a tree in their name so you can feel part of our vision. 
  • We’re always thinking of you. You’ll have access to plenty of great benefits such as 28 days holiday, a contributory pension scheme and discounted gym membership. 
  • We recognise hard work. Have you always dreamed of taking time out of work to travel the world? You’ll be given the opportunity to take a 6 week paid sabbatical after five years service. And if you’re lucky enough to win our Employee of the Year Award you’ll be sent on a holiday of a lifetime, selecting from one of our handpicked travel experiences to a variety of destinations that will certainly have the 'wow' factor.   
  • We know how to have fun. Whether it’s swatting up for one of our pub quizzes, creating a costume for our famous fancy dress parties or taking part in a fitness challenge as part of our annual charity day - we can guarantee you will share the enjoyment of life at Dennis.  

Dennis does not discriminate. We’re just interested in your skills, your talent and your potential. 
So if you feel like this role is for you, please press apply now.

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