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Commercial Features Writer, Norwich

Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Sept. 13, 2019

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We have an opportunity for a journalist on our commercial features team in Norwich who will be able to write and produce inspiring content to light up our newspaper pages and websites. This role is part time, offering 22.5 hours per week to be worked over 3 days Monday to Friday.

This busy team write on a broad range of topics that may include motoring, education, care homes and food and 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.

To create stories for our clients you will need to have good interviewing skills and be able to draw out interesting facts. This will mainly be over the phone, occasionally face to face.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong writing skills/experience
  • Good commercial awareness
  • NCTJ Journalist degree or equivalent
  • Some 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
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines


  • Salary up to £20900 rising to £22k pro rata after successfully completing probation
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata for part time
  • 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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