Who we are

We are William Reed.

We are the leading expert in the global Food & Drink industry.

From manufacturing through to retail and hospitality – we provide the inspiration, insight and connections to power our customers’ success.

Our specialists are deeply engaged in their markets and are recognised as the most trusted professionals in their field.

Position

The Grocer is looking for a senior editor to steer the UK’s biggest, most interesting and most widely respected B2B title through its continued transformation as a multi-media powerbrand.

In this role you will develop and execute the strategy for our fast-growing, award-winning, subscription-based website, managing the day-to-day digital operations and output, and liaising with a large team of editors and reporters to deliver superb content in a timely fashion.

The Grocer is the bible of the food and drink industry, and as close as a B2B publication comes to consumer journalism, covering stories of national importance, from the cost of living crisis, to health & obesity, as well as topics like new product development, sustainability and ethics, marketing, food waste, technology, shopper behaviour, sourcing, food safety, entrepreneurship and more. As a result there’s huge interest from the public in our award-winning coverage and our stories are regularly picked up by the national media.

But the main objective of our huge and varied output is to inform our B2B audience, and to help grow the number of subscribers and registered users to our website and related newsletters.

Knowledge of food and drink retail, and all the myriad issues and topics The Grocer covers, is not essential, but will clearly be welcome.

This is a very senior role, on the award-winning flagship of the highly successful William Reed group, a family-owned business whose interests span diverse content, events, exhibitions and market research, with operations in the UK, France, the US and the Far East.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding business editor and journalist
  • Have demonstrable skill and experience in devising and delivering successful digital strategies and digital transformation
  • Have a proven track record of operating in a digital-only environment, using content management systems, social media, video, data analytics and data visualisation
  • Possess good people management and training skills to support our large editorial team
  • Have experience in commissioning, editing and promoting all forms of digital output (ie including video, podcasts and social media).

Other information

William Reed has been providing market leading business information for over 150 years. From our origins in grocery, we have expanded across food and drink and into new sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Fulfilling our role in the 21st century has meant harnessing digital channels to deliver insightful journalism and high-value data to businesses the world over. Guided by our Mission & Values, our Group’s activities now include category defining digital and print media, innovative business events and conferences, prestigious awards and informative conferences. We offer compelling research and powerful insights to our customers as well as providing recruitment and e-learning solutions within our core markets.

We provide a supportive work environment and are committed to maintaining a healthy work/life balance for all of our employees. Working for William Reed means that you will be joining a stable organisation that is committed to developing its employees and brands.

We have offices in Gatwick and London, UK; Montpellier, France; Singapore and Chicago, US. In line with the Company’s current Agile Working Policy, the successful candidate would be eligible to work part of the week from our Crawley office and to work remotely for the rest of the week.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from talented individuals of all backgrounds and characteristics. If you need any support in accessing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.

COMPANY BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Group Income Protection
  • Opportunity to participate in the Company’s Agile Working Policy

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