HuffPost is looking for a Senior Trends Reporter to join our UK edition to cover the day’s most compelling stories. 

The ideal candidate will uncover stories and find unique angles that resonate with a large audience. They will have a proven record of injecting flair, intelligence and imagination into their copy. 

You must be able to confidently write about a range of topics, including national news, politics and pop culture, and turn your hand to a variety of formats, such as breaking news, explainers and photo-led articles. 

The candidate will be motivated by HuffPost’s editorial mission and have confidence and experience in evaluating sources and framing stories that fit the highest journalistic standards.

It’s essential you know how to write a great headline and select gripping images. Knowledge of how to optimise stories for search engines and social media is a plus.

This role is suited to a highly motivated self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and collaboratively. You should also be familiar with using data to inform the stories you publish and have a knack for understanding audience trends.

Responsibilities

  • Publish several stories a day to engage our readers. 
  • Play a key role in ensuring HuffPost UK’s stories cut through. 
  • Monitor trends, breaking news and current affairs.
  • Contribute ideas for upcoming events. 

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years’ experience in digital journalism highly desirable. 
  • Demonstrated experience within digital news journalism. 
  • Ability to leverage traditional reporting skills with digital tools and data.
  • A strong understanding of media law.

*Please include three examples of recent work in your application as PDFs. 

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