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Reporter - and Forecourt Trader

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Reporter - and Forecourt Trader

We are looking for a smart and hard-working reporter to deliver insightful and interesting news, analysis, features and profiles on the UK’s fast-moving and dynamic £43.2bn convenience sector.

Working across and Forecourt Trader magazine, you’ll be covering everything from the impact of Brexit and Covid on the food and drink supply chain to changing legislation, latest product launches and best practice advice for independent retailers.

You’ll speak to convenience store and forecourt operators on a regular basis to gather news and advice on the sector as well as working with food and drink brands on new products and category advice.

Required experience and skills

  • Top notch news-gathering and writing ability
  • Strong interviewing technique and ability to convey sometimes complex information in an engaging and interesting way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to build contacts in the convenience community
  • Experience of digital journalism and social media account management
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage own diary and workflow
  • Knowledge of the convenience or grocery sector would be a bonus, but not essential

What we offer

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious journalist with some experience under their belt to develop their skills and expertise by working alongside William Reed’s award-winning team of journalists and editors.

Aside from writing about a fascinating and rapidly evolving sector, you’ll gain experience in digital publishing and the opportunity to work on multimedia content such as podcasts and videos. Plus, a competitive salary and flexible working options.


  • 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.

CLOSE DATE: 13/10/21


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.






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Broadfield Business Park
West Sussex
RH11 9RT
United Kingdom
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