Homepage Editor (Casual)

PA Media is looking for an experienced online editor to help cover two to three shifts per week on an ad-hoc basis in the Microsoft News team, updating and managing the homepage of the fast-paced and highly successful news, sport and lifestyle website.

Key Responsibilities

  • Dealing with breaking news in a responsible and timely manner
  • Copytasting and prioritising stories for use across the site
  • Writing brilliant headlines designed to create online engagement
  • Fantastic picture selection
  • Optimising articles with the best choice of social, image and video embeds
  • Reading analytics and taking decisions based on learnings
  • Fixing errors or spotting problems and acting swiftly

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to spot trending topics
  • Experience of working in online news or a daily updating lifestyle website
  • Excellent English and superb subbing skills
  • Wide range of interests from news and sport to entertainment and lifestyle
  • Ability to take decisions over breaking news
  • High standard of computer literacy

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of homepage management

Professional Qualifications

  • Must have journalistic qualification, including media law

Please note this role will be based in London and will involve working shifts.

To apply, please send a CV to Wesley Johnson, Head of Production, at wesley.johnson@pa.media.