Community Reporter, Edinburgh Evening News

Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference?

The Community News Project needs you. A partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the project is creating 82 new community reporter roles around the UK.

The Edinburgh Evening News is looking to hire reporters to work from our Edinburgh newsroom.

Previous journalism experience or education is not essential. We want people who care about their communities and want to make a difference.

We’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.

Flexible arrangements will be considered for the right candidates. Successful candidates in their final year of journalism study will be able to start at the end of the academic course.

About the role:

Your main role will be to engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them. You will build and act as the point of contact for online communities by engaging with and seeking out content either written by you or from members of those communities.

You will also receive industry-leading digital journalism training, which you will then share into our newsroom, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully-trained journalist.

About you:

You do need to have at least five National 5s including Maths and English at a C or above (or equivalent).

We also welcome people who are doing a completely different job – and want to make a career change to become a journalist.

We are offering two routes into journalism as a result of this scheme:

For applicants with no previous journalism experience or education, we are offering journalism apprenticeships, which combine intensive training with on-the-job experience in local communities.

For applicants with previous journalism experience or education, we are offering trainee community reporter roles, where support will be provided to gain the necessary NCTJ qualifications to become a senior reporter.

Salary and benefits:

This position is a two-year fixed contract. In addition to your salary, JPIMedia offer 26 days paid annual leave, along with a number of flexible benefits such as holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, and a cycle scheme.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

Please click to apply to upload your CV and cover letter and to complete a short online questionnaire

Apply to:

Ms Siobhan Morgan
Head of Resourcing
JPI Media
The Edinburgh Evening News
2 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0PU
United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 147 1540

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