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HTFP Jobs: Trainee Reporters, Suffolk

Trainee Reporters

Diss Express, Newmarket Journal, Suffolk Free Press

Based: Suffolk

Posted: Fri 17 Mar 2017 Closing Date: Thu 30 Mar 2017
Employer: Iliffe Media
Job Category: Trainee & junior reporters
Sector: Regional Press

Job Description

We are looking for trainee reporters to join our editorial teams producing the Diss Express, Suffolk Free Press and Newmarket Journal - and their associated websites.

We are proud to be at the heart of the communities we serve and have a strong readership both in our papers and online.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong news gathering skills and be able to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. A sharp news sense is vital, as is the ability to provide accurate clean copy for both print and online. A solid understanding of social media is key, so too is an attitude that is supportive, enthusiastic and positive. An NCTJ Diploma is required, including shorthand to at least 60wpm.

The successful candidates will be able to focus clearly on issues that hold the interest of our readers and be keen to build relationships with key local figures. They will bring in stories, be good with people and have a good telephone manner.

Flexibility with time is necessary to ensure meetings and events are covered. A full UK driving licence is also required.

We offer a competitive salary and all the benefits you would expect from a progressive media company.

Iliffe Media is a growing, independent company with a proud history in local media and a keen eye on the horizon. We think the printed newspaper is as important as its digital future, but it has to be local and relevant. We’re now the leading local newspaper publisher in these areas and we aim to do things differently.

Contact Details

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Group Editor Barry Peters via


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Employer Information

Iliffe Media

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