Two-year fixed-term contract
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Do you care about what goes on around you, do you wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference? Then the Community News Project needs you.
A partnership between Meta (formally Facebook), local news publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the CNI has created 82 new community reporter opportunities around the UK.
Newsquest is looking to hire multiple reporters to work from our newsrooms across the UK.
Previous journalism experience or education is not essential. We want people who care about their communities and want to make a difference in their local communities.
We are especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the diverse communities they serve. Flexible arrangements will be considered for the right candidates. Successful applicants 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 they will then share into your newsrooms, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully trained journalist.
You do need to have at least five GCSEs with 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 through the 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.
To be considered, please send a CV and covering letter detailing which location you are interested in and why you are the right person for the job.
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