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HTFP Jobs: Local Democracy Reporters x 10, Various

Local Democracy Reporters x 10


Based: Various

Posted: Wed 4 Apr 2018 Closing Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Salary: £22k min (£24k min London)
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Local Democracy Reporters x 10

£22k min (£24k min London)

Closing Date April 20th

Newsquest – one of the country’s leading regional media companies – has 10 vacancies remaining for Local Democracy Reporters as part of an exciting UK‐wide ground‐breaking initiative between regional publishers and the BBC.

The vacancies are in Shropshire, Argyll & Bute, Reading, Slough, Bradford, Essex, Cumbria, and Flintshire.

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.


The vacancies are based in various local authority regions across the UK:

Application reference Local Authority Regions Number of vacancies Vacancies by newspaper office
E17 Shropshire 1 Oswestry Advertiser & Whitchurch Herald
S6 Argyll & Bute 1 Helensburgh Advertiser
E25 Reading & Berkshire 2 Reading Chronicle
E26 Slough 1 Slough Observer
E12 Bradford 1 Bradford Telegraph & Argus
E33 Essex 1 Basildon Echo
E5 Cumbria 2 News & Star, The Mail
W1 Flintshire 1 The Leader

Contact Details

To 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 Friday 20 April 2018


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 20th April 2018.

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