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HTFP Jobs: Local Democracy Reporter, Medway/Maidstone

KM Media Group

Based: Medway/Maidstone

Posted: Tue 14 May 2019
Closing Date: Mon 27 May 2019
Employer: KM Media Group
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Sector: Regional Media

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Local Democracy Reporter

KM Media Group

Based: Medway/Maidstone

Posted: Tue 14 May 2019
Closing Date: Mon 27 May 2019
Employer: KM Media Group
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Have you got the drive and tenacity to cover politics in a county at the heart of the Brexit debate?

KM Media Group, Kent’s biggest publisher, is looking for a new Local Democracy Reporter to bring audiences the stories that matter during a time of political turmoil.

The Local Democracy Reporter scheme is a unique partnership between the BBC and regional publishers. The successful candidate will be employed by the KM but their stories will be shared with all eligible publishers, including the BBC.

We have been at the forefront of the initiative, employing the UK’s very first Local Democracy Reporter. She has now been headhunted so we are looking for her replacement.

The successful candidate will be adept at identifying issues and stories buried in council agendas which need to be brought to the public’s attention.

They will establish themselves as a trusted source of news and act as an ambassador for the scheme.

They will be comfortable working under their own initiative and will thrive on the unique challenge this role offers, covering a county likely to be impacted by Brexit more than any other.

He or she will be qualified to NCE-standard or equivalent with a good level of experience of working to daily deadlines, and will be comfortable providing content in text, audio or video format as required.

They will understand the importance of social media and the way it can be used to drive audience and engagement and will thrive under pressure.

A full driving licence is required.

This will be an 18-month fixed term contract with the successful candidate working across our Medway and Maidstone newsrooms.

If you think you are up to the challenge, please apply online via www.kentjobs.co.uk where you will find our logo under Featured Employers. Simply click on our logo to find this role and apply by completing the online application form, as well as uploading your CV.

Closing date for applications is Monday, May 27, 2019.

About Us

KM Media Group is part of Iliffe Media - the UK’s fastest-growing independent publisher. We are unique in being the only regional publisher to produce newspapers, websites, radio and TV. Our main site, KentOnline.co.uk, reaches more than 2m people every month while our TV station KMTV is a unique partnership with the University of Kent.

Contact Details

please apply online via www.kentjobs.co.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 27th May 2019.

Employer Information

KM Media Group
Rochester,
ME2
United Kingdom