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Six journalism jobs created in publisher’s bid to boost Google views

googleA regional publisher is creating six journalism jobs – including four apprentice roles – as part of a new project to get its titles’ stories seen by more people on Google.

Reach has announced the new recruitment drive, which will see successful candidates “curate the very best stories from around our company and promote them via new digital products”.

According to job descriptions issued by the company, it is launching a project to “get our most important stories seen by more people than ever before on Google’s platforms”.

The company has described the apprentice positions as “four of the best entry-level positions in local journalism…. Ever.”

The four apprentices will divide their time between working on the brand content curation team, working as a trainee reporter in one of its regional newsrooms and studying on a two-year, NCTJ-accredited apprenticeship programme.

Two content editors are also being hired to run the team, with all roles being able to be based anywhere in the UK.

The drive is part of the company’s Reach Boost scheme, which is aimed at improving minority ethnic and social class representation in its newsrooms and has already led to the creation of three new regional journalism when it was launched in September.

Reach declined to comment on the latest development in the scheme when approached by HTFP.