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The Northern Echo

Based: North-East England

Posted: Tue 14 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Digital journalists
Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Salary: Up to £25,000
Sector: Regional Media

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Digital News Reporter

The Northern Echo

Based: North-East England

Posted: Tue 14 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Digital journalists
Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Salary: Up to £25,000
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

The Northern Echo, Newsquest’s flagship daily title, is looking for a top-class digital reporter with bundles of enthusiasm to join the Great Daily of the North.

Working on our County Durham team at the heart of the Echo newsroom, the perfect candidate will play a pivotal role in continuing to grow our online audiences.

We are looking for a journalist who will able to get to grips with the pressures of a modern newsroom, can spot news trends and react to them fast, as well as get their teeth into the sorts of campaigns and investigations worthy of our multimedia platforms.

You’ll be as at home running a live blog or Facebook Live video as you are turning round a breaking news story in moments.

You will be:

• Digitally focused – and know how to deliver proper local news stories in the most engaging way

• Full of digital ideas and confident on how to make them sing online

• Ready to try new ideas and have some fun with them

• Ready to delve into analytics and know how to use them to maximise digital traffic – and hungry to learn

• Driven to get the best stories for our audience – and get out there and talk to people

• Keen to get under the skin of the community you are serving and dig out the exclusives we are looking for

• A talented trainee or senior willing to work hard and get the best out of a busy patch

• Keen to develop your SEO skills and have a working knowledge of it

The role would be suited to a senior journalist looking to make the next move in their career, however outstanding newly qualified NCTJ trainees will also be considered.

We are offering a competitive salary up to £25,000, dependant on experience, and offer flexible working from home and from our offices in Darlington and Bishop Auckland.

Contact Details

If this sounds like the job for you, email your CV and a brief covering letter to the editor at karl.holbrook@newsquest.co.uk by October 1. Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 1st October 2021.

Employer Information

Newsquest
United Kingdom