We are seeking an outstanding reporter to cover politics in one of Newsquest's biggest and fastest growing newsrooms - as part of the local democracy reporting scheme.

You will join The Bolton News and Bury Times - breaking agenda-setting council stories - and play a vital role in supporting the BBC's public journalism programme.

We need someone with an excellent knowledge and passion for local government, as well as the ability to write engaging and sparkling copy.

Shorthand and a formal qualification in journalism are essential for this role.

In return, you will get to cover Bolton Council and Bury Council at one of the most important times in our history as the local authorities look to pull off ambitious regeneration projects while dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. There has never been a more exciting time to have a front row seat for the vital decisions our leaders will make in these unprecedented times.

The Bolton News is one of the biggest news brands in Newsquest, reaching millions of people every week. 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 showbiz to tens of millions of people.

The vacancy is available is part of the BBC-funded local democracy scheme and is ideal for a senior reporter looking to expand their career, but applications from outstanding newly-NCTJ qualified reporters will also be considered.

A driving licence and access to a car is also desirable.

For more information or an informal chat before applying, please contact regional group editor Karl Holbrook on karl.holbrook@newsquest.co.uk.

Apply to:

Mr Karl Holbrook
Group editor
Newsquest Lancashire and Greater Manchester

The Bolton News / Bury Times

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