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10 Mar 2024

Full-Time Lifestyle Writer – Magazines

Reach Plc – Posted by remotejobsninja London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced** Lifestyle Writer to join our prestigious Magazines **hub. This is a fantastic opportunity to source and write engaging lifestyle content for all of Reach’s print and digital magazine titles including OK!, New, S magazine and Notebook every week and daily on

We’re looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.

So, Who Are We?

We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

We are happy to consider applications on a flexible working basis, and will always aim to accommodate requests where possible.

This role is home based and we are therefore open to candidates based across the UK.

Job Description

What will the role involve? You will conceptualise and write entertaining lifestyle stories and features for multiple print and digital readerships, including but not limited to cutting edge health topics, agenda setting real-life, and trend-driven interiors. You will help to grow the audience of through your features, celebrity interviews, expert opinion pieces and more.

You will react to breaking lifestyle news and always be first to scoop the story. You will utilise social media to stay up to date with all the latest lifestyle trends and push your content. You will write in different styles and tones to fit the voice of each magazine brand and platform. This position will involve working in varying shift patterns including weekends and evenings, so a flexible approach is required.


Who are we looking for? You are an NCTJ qualified journalist or equivalent, with a passion for all things lifestyle. You have a proven track record of writing entertaining lifestyle, showbiz or featured content within a fast paced magazine or newsroom environment. You have exceptional writing skills and the ability to produce content across both print and online platforms, matching each brand’s voice perfectly.

You have an enviable contact book of PRs and agents and more that you can use to develop exciting lifestyle stories. You understand how to utilise social media to drive traffic and have excellent legal media knowledge. You have experience publishing stories at pace and meeting deadlines with ease. You are an expert in the industry and always keep your finger on the pulse of the latest news, features and trends in lifestyle.

Additional Information

What can we offer you? We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP) for you and your nearest and dearest
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Job Categories: Remote Writing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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