Newsquest Media Group is committed to bringing a voice to your region by investing in a passionate team of journalists who proudly serve their communities by sharing authoritative news that readers trust.

As part of our ongoing commitment to local news, we are on the lookout for more top-class digital-only reporters to help lead our unrivalled local online coverage across the UK.

Every day our online news brands reach millions of people right across the country – almost 80 per cent of the local population - and you will be joining a team of driven, innovative digital specialists taking our content to the next level.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a digitally savvy journalist to get out and about to unearth the best breaking news, features, human interest, leisure, and lifestyle stories from across their patch. 

You will be delivering the sort of fast, agile, and dynamic coverage that our readers expect and deserve. 

You will be passionate about digital storytelling, with a desire to come up with new and innovative ways of telling those stories using a vast array of different skills, tools, and platforms.

A big part of the job will also be immersing yourself in social media to help you tell your stories, develop relationships in your area and discover what it is that gets your community talking. 

We want to tell the stories our communities care about – everything from what is happening on the roads to the latest on crime on our streets and delivering the inside story of the people and places that make your towns and cities tick.

You will either be an NCTJ-qualified trainee or have a journalism degree, however, If your degree is not NCTJ accredited we will provide the relevant additional training for you to become a fully NCTJ qualified journalist.

You will also have:

  • Excellent knowledge of relevant media law 
  • A versatile, fresh and energetic writing style 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • The ability to write – and think – quickly under pressure 
  • An adaptable style to produce everything from live blogs and listicles to long-reads and features 
  • Skills with shooting and editing video as well as online tools and apps for producing images and audio 
  • Bags of ideas for how stories can be presented in the best possible way for our audiences 
  • Knowledge of SEO and its importance to digital journalism 
  • Excellent social media skills and the ability to spot stories and trending topics 
  • Great people skills and the ability to get on with a wide range of people in the community 
  • A high level of organisation and the ability to manage your own diary 
  • Collaborative skills to pool ideas with the wider digital reporting team and take on board suggestion

For more information, send your CV and a brief covering note telling us why yo a’re the ideal fit to join our digital team.

Perks of the job:

  • 25 days' annual leave + bank holidays PLUS your birthday off!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee rewards programme
  • Cinema vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • High street vouchers
  • Virgin Media discount

The Group has recently embraced hybrid working arrangements, allowing journalists the option to work between our newsrooms or from home.  

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