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.

For 160 years, our diverse portfolio of trusted brands has delivered the information our clients need, reaching audiences through outstanding digital media, insights, prestigious awards, innovative exhibitions, events and print.

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.

Position

The Grocer is looking for a smart, curious and hardworking reporter to deliver regular insightful and interesting news, as well as blogs, features, profiles and video content, on the vibrant, colourful and fast-changing grocery scene.

You’ll be working for the UK’s biggest, most influential and most interesting business publication, a multi-channel, multi-media operation that covers topics such as consumer trends, new product development, business strategy and performance, shopper behaviour, prices and promotions, marketing campaigns and strategy, the role of new technology and, of course, the environment.

Requirements

What we’re looking for

A love of food and drink is a bonus, as is knowledge of retail, but what we want most is someone with a passion for great journalism, including:

  • A demonstrable nose for news
  • The ability to tell stories and convey information compellingly and succinctly
  • Ambition and the desire to succeed and progress
  • The ability to engage and network with senior level contacts
  • A range of digital, multimedia skills.

Standards are high, but for the right candidate, this role – which can include flexible and remote working options – offers huge job satisfaction, the chance to work with a large team of award-winning journalists on an innovative and progressive publication, together with lots of training and career development opportunities, and a competitive salary and benefits.

The Grocer is the bible of the £200bn grocery retail market and the flagship title of the highly successful William Reed group. Based in the UK, William Reed is a fast growing, family-owned publishing, exhibitions and research business with offices also in France, the US and Singapore.

Other information

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 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

To apply please click the ‘apply online’ button below, attach a covering letter explaining why you are right for the job, together with some clippings or links that demonstrate your best work, and a copy of your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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