Newsquest Essex has a rare opportunity for a talented local democracy journalist to join its team.

Newsquest Essex is part of one of the country's leading regional media companies and the publisher of the Essex Echo and The Gazette in Colchester.  

The vacancy available will be part of the BBC-funded Local Democracy scheme with the role based in Basildon.

The ideal candidate will already have a full set of NCTJ preliminary qualifications, including 100wpm shorthand, have a great news sense, good writing ability, speed and accuracy, the confidence to work under pressure and the desire and hunger to find their own exclusive stories.

A driving licence and access to a car is essential.

To apply, email regional group editor Chris Hatton: 

Closing date for applications: 23 October 2020

Apply to:

Mr Chris Hatton
Regional group editor
United Kingdom

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