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Hyperlocal news network to create 15 new jobs in coming weeks

Karl HancockA hyperlocal news network is set to recruit at least 15 new journalists in the coming weeks, its chief executive has revealed.

Nub News, which already operates in 32 towns and boroughs around the UK, is planning to make a series of appointments across the country following boss Karl Hancock’s vow to continue expanding despite the coronavirus crisis.

Karl, pictured, says he has sifted through more than 250 CVs in recent weeks and has conducted more than 100 remote interviews with candidates aiming to launch Nub News sites in new areas.

He is also continuing to advertise for new recruits with the eventual aim of taking on up to 200 journalists nationwide.

Said Karl: “It’s crucial to Nub News that we get the right fit and we are looking at areas which have a solid history in terms of local newspapers, but they have been neglected by the current publishers.

“My intention in this round is to hire at least 15 journalists in the next couple of weeks.  It’s a question of people and place – we will get the right mix.”

Final interviews will be done via the internet, but he aims to undertake a 10-day tour of the UK to scout out potential new areas for expansion once a relaxation of lockdown restrictions allows.

Karl said he hopes to visit Dorset, Surrey, South West London, Suffolk, Norfolk, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, North Wales, Wiltshire and Somerset on the tour.

He added: “I want to know from people about why they want to join us, and why their town and Nub News will be a great partnership.”

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