AddThis SmartLayers

Horizontal Jobs Scroller

Latest Jobs Call 01332 895994 to advertise here

HTFP Jobs: Local Democracy Reporters x 9, Various

Local Democracy Reporters x 9


Based: Various

Posted: Thu 15 Feb 2018 Closing Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Salary: £22k min (£24k min London)
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Local Democracy Reporters x 9

£22k min (£24k min London)

Closing date February 16th

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, Bournemouth, Reading, Slough, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Portsmouth, Enfield and Waltham Forest.

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
E24 Dorset 1 Bournemouth Daily Echo
E25 Reading & Berkshire 1 Reading Chronicle
E26 Slough & Milton Keynes
2 Slough Observer & Milton Keynes Citizen
E29 Hampshire, Portsmouth
2 Southern Daily Echo & Portsmouth News
L3 Enfield and Barnet 1 Enfield Independent
L6 Waltham Forest & Redbridge 1 Waltham Forest & Redbridge Guardian


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 2 March 2018


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Employer Information


Please login or register to apply for this job.

Advanced search

View Jobs by Category

Job Alerts Please log in or register to sign up for job alerts