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Publisher creates raft of journalism jobs as new title expands

Nick MitchellA raft of new journalism jobs will be created by a regional publisher after one of its titles marked a year in business.

JPIMedia has announced an expansion of its NationalWorld news website, which was launched in March last year with a team of 27 journalists based entirely outside of London.

NationalWorld is set to take on three new journalists initially – a weekend editor and two search and trends writers – while further roles “designed to complement the team’s strengths in explainers, data and investigations” are also set to be created in the coming months.

The move comes after JPI revealed the site has become its highest ranking title for digital audience, achieving 19.3 million page views in March 2022.

A further 7.1m video views were recorded by NationalWorld last month, making it the group’s top performer by that metric too.

The site says the digital growth has been achieved “through a clear focus on digital publishing best practice” with a team of specialists in search engine optimisation, data journalism, video production and interactive graphics, who shae their skills with the whole reporting team.

Editor Nick Mitchell, pictured, said: “The past year has seen NationalWorld go from an idea to a confident national news brand, with agenda-setting exclusives and in-depth digital storytelling.

“The audience growth has been phenomenal, and the next phase is going to be about turning this into a loyal base of readers and improving both our content and product offerings.

“Our clear, unbiased explainers resonate with a younger audience in particular, which is reflected in the fact that two-thirds of our readers are under the age of 45.

“However, the real reason for such rapid growth is our talented team of journalists and editors, who have been working tirelessly from their homes and offices across the UK, from Brighton to Aberdeenshire.

“I think this is what makes us unique, and makes us a national brand in a true sense.”