We are recruiting two outstanding reporters to cover politics in Cheshire as part of the Local Democracy Reporting scheme.

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

We are seeking one reporter to cover the Cheshire West & Chester / Halton region, which includes working on the Northwich and Winsford Guardians, Runcorn & Widnes World and Chester Standard titles.

We are also separately recruiting a reporter to cover Cheshire East which includes producing content for our Knutsford, Wilmslow and Middlewich Guardians.

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 journalists 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.

In return, you will get to cover local government in Cheshire at one of the most important times in our history, with local elections and ongoing coronavirus pandemic featuring strongly in our coverage. 

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 outstanding 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, 23 May, however applications will be considered as they are received.

To apply, email your CV and a covering letter, specifying which role you are applying for (either Cheshire East or Cheshire West & Chester/Halton), to Newsquest Cheshire/Merseyside group editor Hayley Smith via elaine.hunt@newsquest.co.uk 

Apply to:

Ms Hayley Smith
Group editor
Northwich Guardian + others
United Kingdom

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