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HTFP Jobs: Local Democracy Reporters x 24, Various

Local Democracy Reporters x 24


Based: Various

Posted: Tue 12 Dec 2017 Closing Date: Mon 5 Feb 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 ‐ Various Locations

£22k min (£24k min London)

As part of an exciting UK‐wide ground‐breaking initiative between the BBC and regional publishers, we are seeking to recruit Local Democracy Reporters based across the UK.

About the Scheme:

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.

Package Description/Important Information:

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. Newsquest is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.


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

Application reference Local Authority Regions Number of vacancies Vacancies by newspaper office
E6 Cheshire 1 Warrington Guardian
E17 Shropshire 1 Oswestry Advertiser & Whitchurch Herald
E24 Dorset 2 Bournemouth Daily Echo & Dorset Echo, Weymouth
E25 Reading & Berkshire 3 Reading Chronicle
E26 Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire 3* 1 Bucks Free Press 1 Slough Advertiser 1xJohnston Press
E29 Hampshire, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight 2* Southern Daily Echo 1xJohnston Press
L2 Harrow & Brent 1 Harrow Times
L3 Enfield and Barnet 1 Enfield Independent
L6 Waltham Forest & Redbridge 1 Waltham Forest & Redbridge Guardian
L11 Bromley 1 News Shopper, Sutton
L12 Greater London 1 Times Series, Watford
W4 Newport 2 South Wales Argus, Newport and County Times, Powys
S6 Argyll & Bute 1 Helensburgh Advertiser
S8 Glasgow 4* 1 Evening Times, Glasgow & 1 Greenock Telegraph *1xTrinity Mirror *1xJohnston Press

* Vacancies in italic: This contract is awarded by the BBC to Newsquest, in partnership with other regional publishers. The successful candidate for this role * will be based in the regional publisher’s newsroom as stated and be employed by them.

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 2nd February 2018


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Monday 5th February 2018.

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