We are recruiting an outstanding reporter to cover politics in Herefordshire as part of the Local Democracy Reporting scheme.

You will join Newsquest's Hereford team and play a vital role in supporting the BBC's public journalism programme.

Your work will also appear in other publications across the county run by other media organisations that have signed up to the BBC scheme.

We need a journalist with an excellent knowledge and passion for local government, as well as the ability to write engaging and sparkling copy, and be a great digital storyteller.

Our local government coverage has included campaigning reporting on council secrecy and rural pollution. We aim to continue this proactive approach to civic journalism.

As a member of Newsquest, you will be part of a network of dozens of leading news brands across the country providing 24/7 coverage of news, sport and entertainment to tens of millions of people.

Shorthand and a formal qualification in journalism are essential for these roles, as is a driving licence and access to a car.

Applications from senior journalists or newly-NCTJ qualified reporters will be considered.

The newly announced contracts for the BBC-funded local democracy scheme run from 1 July for three years. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 20 June, but applications will be considered as they are received.

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter, to Hereford Times editor John Wilson john.wilson@newsquest.co.uk

Apply to:

Mr John Wilson
Editor
Newsquest
Hereford Times and others
United Kingdom

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