Local Democracy Reporter
|Posted:||Wed 28 Apr 2021|
|Closing Date:||Wed 12 May 2021|
Local democracy reporters
|Employment Type:||Full time|
|Salary:||£24,500 - £31,000 depending on experience and qualifications|
Are you an established NQJ-standard journalist who enjoys making a difference by reporting on what really matters?
Notts TV is looking to recruit three local democracy reporters to get to the heart of politics in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
This is a fantastic opportunity for NQJ-qualified candidates who want to work for a modern, ambitious TV channel and online publisher. The roles are also ideal for journalists looking to further their careers with experience in broadcasting.
Central to your work will be coverage of the business of our city, county, borough and district councils. Your stories will be written and will often involve simple video and pictures. You'll also make regular live and pre-recorded broadcast appearances to provide expert insight. On social media, you'll be a lively voice of authority and accuracy who experiments with new formats and ways of breaking news.
Reporting to both the Head of Output and Channel Editor, you'll work at a fast pace to tight deadlines - but your stories won't be judged on clicks alone. We want reporters who can navigate the diverse political landscape of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and hold power to account. We're also looking for candidates who genuinely represent Nottinghamshire's diverse population.
You'll provide audiences with balanced and accurate stories to make informed decisions as part of the wider Local Democracy Reporting Service. This means your work will be published and broadcast not just by Notts TV, but by other outlets across the area, giving it a huge potential audience.
An excellent writer, you'll also have great legal knowledge and the ability to report with balance and careful impartiality on a wide range of issues. The pattern of council business means there will be some evening working.
Ideally you will be a qualified senior NQJ reporter and have a shorthand proficiency of 100wpm. Reporters in possession of a ‘gold standard’ NCTJ Diploma in Journalism qualification with a commitment to working towards the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) may also be considered.
Although there will be some remote working and a flexible pattern, you'll always have a permanent base in our newsroom alongside our existing team of professional broadcast and digital journalists.
Notts TV's offices are inside Antenna, a creative business hub in the heart of Nottingham city centre's Creative Quarter. Besides our newsroom and live TV studio, there are shared meeting spaces with the latest technology. Also on site is a restaurant and bar with discounts for employees of tenant businesses.
All the roles are full-time and initial three-year contracts. You'll earn a highly competitive salary, plus company pension, and an employee benefits package. A laptop and mobile journalism kit will be provided with training. Our offices and TV studio are fully accessible.
Notts TV is seen as one of the leading members of the local TV Network, broadcast across the city and county on Freeview 7, Virgin 159 and on demand via our popular news and video website. Our 24/7 output is almost entirely Notts-made and includes a live news show every week day, plus sport, music, heritage and arts programming. On television, we reach 200,000 viewers a month, and more than 70,000 people follow us on social.
For the right candidates, this is a unique opportunity to help take our regional news to a new level and play an important role in preserving quality political journalism.
To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 12th May 2021.
Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 12th May 2021.
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