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HTFP Jobs: Local Democracy Reporters x5, Various

Local Democracy Reporters x5


Based: Various

Posted: Mon 22 Oct 2018 Closing Date: Wed 21 Nov 2018
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Salary: £22k min
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Local Democracy Reporters

Newsquest – one of the country’s leading regional media companies – has four vacancies remaining for Local Democracy Reporters as part of an exciting UK‐wide ground‐breaking initiative between regional publishers and the BBC.

This unique scheme is designed to increase coverage and scrutiny of local authorities across the UK. Funded by the BBC and run by media publishers, the reporters will offer in‐depth coverage of our local authorities.

To be considered for this role, you will be at least qualified to NCTJ prelim with shorthand and on the way to taking your NQJ exams/or already NQJ qualified/or equivalent with experience of working in a newsroom. This essential criteria will go hand in hand with your ability to provide outstanding content in text, audio and video format.

This role is a 2 year fixed term contract with a minimum salary of £22k (£24k London) as well as holiday entitlement, pension scheme plus other benefits available to you as a Newsquest employee.


Application reference Local Authority Regions Number of vacancies Vacancies by newspaper office
E17  Shropshire 1 Oswestry Advertiser & Whitchurch Herald
E25 Reading & Berkshire 1 Reading Chronicle
E9 Greater Manchester 1 Bolton News
S8 Glasgow 1 Evening Times
S7 Dundee 1 Alloa Advertiser

Contact Details

1To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Please ensure you include the application reference and location in your email.

Deadline for applications Wednesday 21 November 2018


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 21st November 2018.

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