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Staff Writer, Auto Express & CarBuyer

Love cars, and want to be a writer? If you’re permanently curious about everything with four wheels and fancy fusing that with creativity and strategic thinking, you could soon be our new Staff Writer.

You'll be working on AutoExpress – Britain’s leading title for car news and reviews, online and in print, and – one of the most influential car review websites in the UK, providing trusted car reviews from experts and owners.

We're looking for a talented wordsmith to produce news, first drive and reviews content across all platforms to the very highest standards.

You'll join our inspired and inspiring Creative team. Full of bright ideas, our writers, researchers, editors, designers and filmmakers have a passion for crafting best-in-class content that engages and excites audiences across a wide range of channels.

An experienced writer with solid knowledge of the car industry, you'll hit the ground running, creating a constant flow of new stories for the website, written at the very earliest opportunity, and work with the website editor to ensure all rumour stories are updated regularly. Written canonical reviews should be created and updated for every model. You’ll also assist with flowing in copy and assisting with the layout of the news pages of Auto Express magazine, to the satisfaction of the editor.

Your Opportunity…

You'll have the chance to help shape the future of exciting, high-performing media brands, connecting with readers in innovative and compelling ways. You’ll be required to represent the titles externally at industry events, as well as assisting with UK-based reviews activity (group tests and photoshoots). As such, you’ll have to travel and work long or unusual hours, but if you love cars as much as we do, you won’t find this a problem.

Taking guidance from the Deputy Editor, you'll create a wide range of long and short form content, spanning everything from news and first drives to comparison tests.

Proactive and connected, you'll consume a vast array of media on a daily basis, keeping up to date with new trends, best practice and our competitors to ensure we’re covering the right topics in the right way.

You'll also be required to improve, optimise, edit and proof existing content, and to review other writers' and contributors' work. You should have a clear understanding of how our website works, have the ability to upload content directly to the website and how we should create content that works best for SEO to improve our rankings.

Why you?

It goes without saying that creativity and exceptional writing and editing skills are a must. You'll be adept at crafting everything from short, impactful headlines to immersive, long-form stories and demonstrate next-level knowledge of what’s going to interest car buyers on an hourly basis.

You’ll be confident sharing your ideas with colleagues at all levels. You'll take great pride in your work, but you'll never be 'precious'. That means you'll respond positively to feedback and suggestions, seizing them as opportunities to learn and grow. Commercially-minded, you'll help drive revenue growth at every turn.

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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