The Local
The Local in Spain is seeking a reporter to join our growing team of internationally minded, driven, ambitious and clued-up journalists. You will be based in our Madrid office covering news and events in Spain for thelocal.es and building this young site’s audience.

The Local’s Spain edition was founded in 2013 and is one of nine websites in The Local’s European network.

You will be part of a young and dynamic team across Europe, reaching a monthly audience of 4.5 million unique visitors.

Start date: ASAP


What we expect from you:
  • An exceptional level of written and spoken English (native speaker or equivalent).
  • Excellent Spanish skills.
  • The ability to write clear, concise and engaging news stories and features.
  • At least one year’s experience in an editorial role.
  • A knowledge of journalistic ethics and good practice.
  • A good knowledge of Spanish society, politics and institutions.
  • Curiosity; a desire to lift the lid on major issues affecting society.
  • Flexibility; you will normally work office hours, but you will be willing to work some unsocial hours as needed, sometimes at short notice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An active and incisive approach to social media.
  • Familiarity with blogging, online publishing, sound recording and photo editing are an advantage.
  • A knowledge of major languages other than English and Spanish (particularly French,Italian, German or a Scandinavian language) would be useful.
Making a commitment to our team will give you the chance to pursue an exciting, international journalism career. The job is full time.

Salary competitive.

How to apply

If you think you have what it takes, send your CV and a brief introduction (in English) as soon as possible, at the latest by October 1st to our managing editor, James Savage james.savage@thelocal.com or please click the "apply online" button below

We are looking to fill the role quickly, so early applicants will be at an advantage.
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