The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, which attract 13.5 million page views each month, are looking for a talented, driven and self-motivated correspondent to join the Norfolk team.

This person will be getting to the heart of issues which impact the daily lives of local people, including those specifically affecting children and young people, families, education and parenting.

The ideal candidate will be able to write sharp and accurate copy under pressure, be adept at multi-media journalism and have a natural ability to source and develop strong, exclusive stories that drive engagement.

They will be able to uncover fantastic stories from an otherwise normal-looking agenda, be good at rooting out content using the Freedom of Information Act and be an expert at finding case studies and human-interest stories.

They will have experience building audiences and will be comfortable with SEO, social platforms, interpreting data and analytics.

We would welcome applications from senior journalists looking for their first brief or those with an existing specialism.

Main responsibilities:

  • Writing engaging content on issues of key importance to our communities for a digital audience.
  • To fully understand the audience – and to help create content to appeal to their interests and issues which matter to them.
  • To pioneer innovative methods of storytelling, such as long form, stats-based content, video and more exclusive news features.
  • To build contacts with groups, organisations and individuals and encourage them to contribute directly to our platform on the upcoming Your Posts project.
  • To gain an understanding of digital analytics and how they can be utilised to help shape what we write about.
  • To understand the digital production process with the ability to package content for multiple purposes using SEO, social media and embedded content, amongst others (further digital training will be provided where necessary).

This is a description of the job as it is presently constructed. This will be reviewed periodically and updated to ensure that the job description fully reflects the responsibilities of the job.

The post is based in Norwich.

In return we offer a salary of up to £28,000 and excellent benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, a contributory pension and life assurance scheme (after qualifying period) and a wide range of voluntary benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, Westfield Health Scheme and Archant Gold, charity matched funding.

To apply, email your completed application to norfolkapplications@archant.co.uk

Closing date for the receipt of applications and CV’s is Monday 13th January 2020.

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