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Local Democracy Reporters

Johnston Press

Based: Milton Keynes

Posted: Thu 9 Aug 2018 Closing Date: Thu 6 Sep 2018
Employer: Johnston Press
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

In a groundbreaking step to further bolster the power of local reporting, the Johnston Press group is recruiting a number of Local Democracy Reporters to join their award-winning teams.

This exciting and rare opportunity is part of an innovative collaboration between the BBC and regional publishers and is designed to increase coverage and scrutiny of local authorities.

We are recruiting for three LDRs in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire, working from our office in Milton Keynes.

The successful candidates will be expected to investigate how public money is spent, analyse the everyday inner workings of local governments and deliver substantial coverage for titles in this area.

LDRs will be expected to have an in-depth understanding of the workings of local government and be able to deliver clear, accessible content for readers.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering accurate and original content on strict deadlines, with all content being politically-neutral and balanced.

Candidates will be either qualified to NQJ standard or equivalent with two years’ experience, or a trainee approaching senior qualifications, alongside a shorthand proficiency of 100 words per minute.

The LDR role is for a two-year fixed term contract. As part of this, the successful candidate can look forward to a competitive salary, holiday entitlement, pension scheme and the opportunity to make a difference to the communities they serve.

Contact Details

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Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 6th September 2018.

Employer Information

Johnston Press
United Kingdom

Phone: 0114 2767676

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