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News Editor - Classic Car Weekly

Job Introduction

Classic Car Weekly, Britain’s leading classic car newspaper, is looking for someone with top-notch writing skills, a nose for a great news story and a passion for old cars to join our team as news editor.

This is a key role on Classic Car Weekly and will involve skilfully writing and commissioning stories, being able to manage contributors and hit deadlines consistently, build important relationships with key stakeholders in Britain’s buoyant classic car market and be responsible for packing the opening pages each week with the biggest news stories.

You’ll be responsible for breaking the biggest stories to hit Britain’s classic car movement and working alongside a team of journalists who are passionate about cars, based at our offices in Peterborough, and helping them to get the latest stories from classic shows, dealers and auctions across the country. You’ll also be in the driving seat of some of Britain’s greatest classic cars and delivering articles about them to Classic Car Weekly’s readers.

Ideally, you’ll already be reporting for an existing publication or website, or a staff writer ready to take the next step in your career.  You’ll also need to be versatile and a first-class team player, and excited by the prospect of visiting some of Britain’s biggest classic car shows and driving a wide range of cars.

Role Responsibility

  • Taking overall charge of Classic Car Weekly’s news pages and liaising with the editor to ensure the publication has the right balance and coverage of key news stories.
  • Working with both CCW’s in-house team members and outside contributors, and commissioning news stories.
  • Writing news stories as required, including Classic Car Weekly’s front-page leads.
  • Taking part in editorial team meetings and contributing ideas that improve CCW’s mix of news and features.
  • Assisting with event coverage as required, including occasional weekend shows.
  • Assist with content for the Classic Car Weekly website and social media where required.
  • Liaise with readers and other contributors by email, on the phone and face to face.
  • Proofread editorial features, news stories and other content, if required.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent writing skills for print and web
  • Highly organised and good time management
  • Able to work with and brief a wide range of contributors effectively
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build long-term relationships
  • Knowledge of Britain’s classic car movement, including the market, stakeholders, and events
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and manage multiple tasks
  • A good team player but able to work on own initiative

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


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