Reference number gomw-387

Employer Dennis Automotive

Location London
Job type Full time

Dennis Automotive is seeking a Senior Staff Writer to join the team at Auto Express and its sister website,

What will you be doing?

  • Reporting to the Deputy Editor, this role is one of the most varied at Dennis Publishing’s automotive division. It’ll include frequent launch activity, where you’ll be expected to turn around copy quickly and accurately, ensuring the award-winning website gets its review live first.
  • There will also be regular work with our Chief Reviewer, assisting with logistics and writing the UK’s benchmark comparison tests.
  • As well as reviews, the role will also include news writing - both from launch events and on an ad-hoc basis - and some planning and commissioning work to ensure the best possible coverage for our long-term test fleet.
  • The Senior Staff Writer is expected to help nurture the talent of our more junior staff members, offering advice and guidance to develop their abilities and further their careers.
  • There will also be occasional video presenting.

Who are Dennis looking for?

  • You’ll be an established car journalist with experience of news writing or road testing - and a desire to broaden your range of abilities. You’ll be equally happy filing a long-lead feature or turning around a news story at five minutes’ notice for the website - and capable of producing SEO-friendly content that’s still engaging for the readers.
  • You’ll need to be comfortable working anywhere - from an actual desk at the new Dennis London HQ to the back seats of test cars at Chobham or various lounges at Heathrow airport. An ability to consume filling-station coffee and produce tight, well-written and accurate copy quickly and to deadline are of (almost) equal importance.
  • You’ll also be expected to be comfortable with planning future stories, liaising with manufacturer PRs and press fleet managers, and working regular irregular hours.

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