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Editor (Coastal), Norfolk

Brand: Great Yarmouth Mercury

Location: Great Yarmouth

Closing date: March 19, 2018

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Editor - Great Yarmouth Mercury / Lowestoft Journal / Beccles & Bungay Journal

Do you fancy the challenge of leading the team in one of our most important newsrooms in the East of England?

Do you fancy being editor of three brilliant paid-for weeklies, their associated websites and social media and making a significant contribution to the country’s leading regional morning newspaper? If so, we want to hear from you.

Archant Norfolk, publishers of the Eastern Daily Press, Great Yarmouth Mercury, Lowestoft Journal and Beccles and Bungay Journal and a host of other titles, is looking for someone with the drive, skills and ambition to take the reins in this lively coastal patch.

The job, primarily based in the wonderful coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, will involve editing the Great Yarmouth Mercury, Lowestoft Journal and Beccles and Bungay Journal and their websites, as well as providing daily content for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

The new editor needs to have a passion for local news, possess excellent all-round journalistic skills, be a great manager and, most importantly, have the vision to harness the opportunities of the digital age while maintaining newspaper quality.

You’ll need to demonstrate you can be at the forefront of fantastic printed publications while also being in charge of brilliant, lively and up-to-the minute websites and developing our video and photographic output.

The role offers excellent benefits including 5 weeks annual leave and a contributory pension and life assurance scheme (after qualifying period) and a wide range of voluntary benefits include a Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Westfield Health Scheme and Archant Gold, charity matched funding.

To apply, email your completed application along with your CV to For any queries contact department administrator Sandra Mackay on 01603 772401.

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