The Press and Journal is offering an experienced and passionate journalist the opportunity to join an agenda-setting team reporting on businesses and economic trends across the North of Scotland.

You will have responsibility for sourcing and creating innovative, in-depth stories about economic factors that matter to our audience, particularly in the Highlands and Islands and Moray. These stories might be quick turnaround pieces that react to breaking news or topical subjects, or they could be long-form feature articles, that delve into trends or local issues affecting jobs and people.

You will have knowledge of and enthusiasm for businesses and the people that run them. Sectors we cover are varied and include food and drink, tourism and hospitality, construction and civil engineering and the energy industry, including renewables. Knowledge of economic drivers, indicators and agencies is also an asset.

You will also be joining a news organisation at the forefront of multimedia story telling. You will ideally have a passion for this area of journalism and experience in news reporting but creativity is key. Our ideal applicant will not only find stories and come up with ideas but take an innovative approach in how they are told, utilising all the multimedia tools at their disposal. Training and support will be available and provided.

The successful candidate must:

  • Be a senior journalist, with a track record of generating ideas for exclusive and engaging content
  • Develop strong network of contacts within the business community, as well as the wider regional environment
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have the ability to package content attractively for online consumption and a willingness to embrace skills and tools in the digital arena such as SEO, social media, video, audio etc
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Have highly-developed communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of the Editors' Code of Practice, GDPR and media law
  • Have a full driving licence

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week from our Inverness Office. We offer a generous package including 34 days' holiday, Health Cash Plan, gym discount, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

For further information, please visit: https://www.dcthomson.co.uk/vacancies/

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12 December 2021.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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