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.


The Grocer, the UK’s biggest and most interesting trade publication, is looking for a features editor to manage its food and drink reports.

These reports provide vital information to the UK’s £220bn grocery sector on all the leading grocery categories – from alcoholic drinks, bagged snacks and cereals, to ready meals, soups and yoghurts, as well as health & beauty items, household goods, e-cigarettes and more.

It’s a fascinating time to be covering the food and drink industry, with the cost of living crisis, climate change, technological advances and Brexit (among others) having a huge and varied impact

In this important role, we combine reporting and investigation on key consumer trends, supplier news and retail insights with invaluable proprietary and third-party sales data, making the reports highly valued by giant supermarket and entrepreneurial startup suppliers alike.

As part of a big and award-winning team of journalists, the role will provide scope to also write news, conduct interviews, etc, with on-the-job training and support to help you develop your career!


The successful candidate will need;

  • Extensive & demonstrable experience in writing, commissioning and editing features/long reads
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Numerate and detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills

Other information

Company Benefits Include:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays- increasing by one additional day after 6 years, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • An additional day of leave for you to take on a cultural celebration day or on your birthday if you like. A day for you! At William Reed, we call this our “MeDay”.
  • A volunteer day to take for supporting a chosen charity and giving back to the community.
  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Group Income Protection
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave pay entitlements
  • Wellbeing benefits, including: A health care cash plan, Employee assistance programme and a 12-month wellness calendar for company-wide health, wellbeing, diversity & inclusion awareness dates.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme

Why work for us?

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 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.