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Food and Farming Reporter – The Grocer

William Reed Business Media
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
25 Sep 2021
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The Grocer is looking for a smart, curious and hard working 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, specialising in food production and farming.

You’ll be working for the UK’s biggest, most influential and most interesting business publication (and its website). This particular role is on the fresh foods desk, and covers everything from food safety scandals to supermarket price wars; from consumer and shopping trends, to sourcing and provenance; from post-Brexit food and farming policy to health and obesity legislation; from business strategy and people moves to ranging and in-store theatre.


A love of food 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.


  • Competitive Salary 
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays 
  • Contributory Pension 
  • Life Assurance Scheme 
  • Group Income Protection 

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.


If you are interested in applying for the position, please email with:

  • Your up-to-date CV
  • A one-page cover letter telling us why your experience and skills are a match for this role
  • Any links or PDF examples of your journalistic output, to demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.

We look forward to hearing from you.


William Reed Business Media is a leading B2B publisher with an extensive range of high-quality, award-winning products serving the UK food and drink industry in the grocery, retailing, drinks, hospitality and food manufacturing sectors.

From retail to hospitality, manufacturing to grocery, William Reed Business Media has been providing market-leading business information to the food and drinks sector for almost 150 years.

Business-to-business media has been the group’s core area of expertise, ever since William Reed launched The Grocer magazine in 1862.

Five generations later, the Reed family still runs the company, overseeing a steadily expanding international portfolio of magazines, websites, business guides, exhibitions, conferences, events, data services, directories and newsletters.

Guided by clearly defined values , William Reed Business Media strives to provide the best possible products and services in our chosen markets. The group has moved with the times and invested significantly in developing and improving products.

A number of successful strategic acquisitions throughout William Reed’s history have also boosted growth.

Our exhibitions, industry awards and events bring together people from all areas of the food, drink and hospitality sectors and provide them with opportunities to do business together.

Investment in digital media is growing steadily too, with a completely refreshed corporate site and a stable of flourishing online titles. The acquisition of Decision News Media has expanded the group’s new media activity even further and covers food, beverage, nutrition, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

The future promises exciting opportunities, with more investment in people and product development, greater deployment of new technologies and the prospect of further acquisitions.






Find Us
Broadfield Business Park
West Sussex
RH11 9RT
United Kingdom
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