We are very proud to be working in partnership with Google and are looking for a Local Reporter to join the Peterborough Matters team. As an experienced journalist you will have an outstanding ability to unravel complex stories and tell them in compelling ways.

You will know Peterborough inside out and care about the city, its people and their issues. You will have the drive and courage to try new ways of working, bypassing traditional journalistic news agendas and instead focussing on an evidence-based picture of the issues that truly matter to Peterborough.

Working as part of a small team you will be involved in reporting, editing, publishing and promoting content. You will have a strong digital portfolio and help set the daily news agenda as well as developing long-term projects.

You will operate remotely and will spend much of your time talking with locals about what is important in their Peterborough lives. 


  • Newsroom reporter background
  • Newspaper and Digital online experience
  • Deep knowledge of Peterborough
  • Ideas and strategy to develop true audience-focussed content
  • Strengths in digital / online content
  • Passion to build audience, drive ideas and measure success


  • Competitive salary please indicate your salary demands on application
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Ongoing training and personal performance reviews


Peterborough Matters is being funded by google for a mimimum of 3 years and this refreshingly means that salary demands are not a barrier to finding the right people. 

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.

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