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.

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 have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated journalist with experience in business-to-business media to join our Forecourt Trader team. Forecourt Trader is the leading media and events brand for forecourt and forecourt retail professionals, providing essential news, feature, analysis and events for this fast-paced sector.

Supporting the editor in producing agenda-setting news, features and analysis, contributing towards events, including sourcing speakers and presenting where necessary, the successful candidate will be an ambassador for the Forecourt Trader brand and the sector it represents.

The industry is going through one of the most exciting periods in its history, with the transition to electric vehicles and sustainable fuels, as well as technologies such as AI, changing the way forecourts interact with motorists. This role provides the opportunity to help chart that revolution.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Producing both news stories and longer form content (features, analysis, video or audio)
  • Supporting the editor with the brand’s wider content and digital strategy
  • Curating newsletters, scheduling social posts and utilising reader data to generate the most relevant content for Forecourt Trader readers.
  • Attending industry events and reporting on the content for the Forecourt Trader community.


  • Strong news gathering and writing skills to write daily news for the website with fast, accurate and engaging reporting.
  • Networking skills to establish relationships in the industry by build contacts F2F and remotely.
  • Ability to work across news, features, analysis, video, audio and occasionally events.
  • An understanding of analytics to spot and develop content opportunities.

Other information

Company Benefits Include:

  • 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.