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Somerset County Gazette

Based: Taunton

Posted: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Closing Date: Fri 29 Oct 2021
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Digital journalists
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Up to £25-£30k plus bonus
Sector: Regional Media

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Chief Reporter

Somerset County Gazette

Based: Taunton

Posted: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Closing Date: Fri 29 Oct 2021
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Digital journalists
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Up to £25-£30k plus bonus
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

The Somerset County Gazette is looking for a top-class chief reporter to drive forward the news agenda and online coverage. We are seeking an ambitious, digitally skilled, and versatile journalist to unearth the best breaking news, features, leisure, and trending stories on a lively patch.

You will be passionate about digital storytelling, be hard-working, full of ideas and have a desire to come up with innovative ways of presenting stories across various platforms.

A big part of the job will also be immersing yourself in social media, developing relationships and understanding what matters to the community.

We want to tell the stories our audiences care about - from covering crime and local politics to telling powerful human interests and championing the best of the town.

You’ll also ask the questions that hold power to account and want to play a part in helping communities build back following the pandemic.

A driving licence is essential, as is access to a car. We work on a rota basis with some early and late shifts as well as some weekend working.

You will be:

• Brimming with ideas on how to tackle the remit and get the most out of it digitally
• A competent coach/ mentor
• Fully across what readers want from local news coverage
• Excellent at developing relationships with key contacts to improve coverage
• A self-starter, brilliant with time management
Perks of the job:
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Employee rewards programme
• Cinema vouchers
• Discounted gym membership
• High street vouchers
• Virgin Media discount

Contact Details

To apply, please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Hussain Bayoomi – via email hussain.bayoomi@newsquest.co.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 29th October 2021.

Employer Information

Newsquest
Falmouth,
TR11