Archant's investigations unit is looking for a tenacious and talented reporter who is passionate about investigative local journalism. This amazing team won two more awards recently at the Regional Press Awards, and works hard to bring the stories that really matter to our Suffolk community.

From snaring dodgy businessmen to exposing terrible conditions for teenagers in care, our journalism matters. We have a long track record of publishing stories, and more recently podcasts, which have an impact. 

Archant publishes 50 titles across East Anglia, Herts, London and the South-West. Our investigations unit was founded in 2015 to give our reporters the time and training to publish hard-hitting and complex stories.

Since then, our small team of reporters has scooped multiple awards, including the Paul Foot Award, an Amnesty International Media Award, several Regional Press Awards and most recently our true crime podcast won Content of the Year at the Archant Awards. This year we were also shortlisted for a national podcasting award.

You will cover Suffolk for the investigations unit, working on both short and long-term projects with your stories appearing in the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Star and Eastern Daily Press. You will live in Suffolk and are welcome to use our Ipswich offices or work from home.

You must be qualified to senior NQJ level, with 100 wpm shorthand, be confident with data/Excel, have at least two years' journalism experience and a good understanding of media law and the Ipso code of practice.

Salary and benefits

  • Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 
  • Full 26 days' paid holiday + statutory bank holidays  
  • Cycle to Work scheme  
  • Annual volunteer work day  
  • Free parking if using offices 
  • Archant Gold - matched charity fundraising  
  • Give as You Earn - tax-free charity giving scheme  
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews  

What next?

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your completed application to employment@archant.co.uk

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply ASAP as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.

Apply to:

Claire Alcock
Group recruitment manager
Archant
East Anglian Daily Times
Prospect House
Rouen Road
Norwich
NR1 1RE
United Kingdom

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