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Commercial Features Writer, Ipswich

Brand: East Anglian Daily Times (EADT)

Location: Ipswich

Closing date: Aug. 23, 2019

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We have an opportunity for a journalist on our commercial features team in Ipswich who will be able to write and produce inspiring content to light up our newspaper pages and websites.

This busy team write on a broad range of topics that may include motoring, education, care homes and food & drink. The content is mostly client led and paid for so you will need to have excellent commercial acumen and client-facing communication skills. The projects and topics you produce often need a quick reactive turnaround so you will need to enjoy working in a pressurised deadline-focused environment.

Our ideal candidate will also be someone who can generate new ideas, work well with our own advertising commercial teams and yet be assertive and tenacious enough to achieve interesting content that our readers will enjoy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong writing skills/experience
  • Good commercial awareness
  • NCTJ Journalist degree or equivalent
  • Digital/SEO knowledge
  • Ability to produce new ideas
  • Client-facing experience
  • Great teamworking skills
  • Ability to drive to meet clients
  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Salary up to £20,900 rising to £22k after successfully completing probation
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Annual Volunteer work day
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.

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