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SWNS

Based: Cambridge - Home based

Posted: Fri 20 Dec 2019
Closing Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
Employer: SWNS
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies

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Reporter

SWNS

Based: Cambridge - Home based

Posted: Fri 20 Dec 2019
Closing Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
Employer: SWNS
Job Category: Senior reporters
Specialist reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Britain’s largest and most reputable news content provider as a Reporter.

The successful candidate will be part of a small but enthusiastic team of reporters sourcing news, picture and video stories from the East of England.

We are looking for a confident, digital-savvy reporter who loves bringing in their own material and is hungry to regularly land exclusives.

Working from home, the successful candidate will also be responsible for generating their own stories, building their own contacts in the region and fulfilling commissions from media organisations.

Who we are

SWNS is the UK’s biggest independent news content provider, with over 100 staff in offices across the UK and US. We distribute more than 1,000 original media assets every day, making us one of the single biggest sources of news content for publishers across the world. Our content spans everything from breaking news and human interest to health, science and virals.

We believe in real journalism; reporters, photographers and videographers who gather content on the ground and turn them into media packages which leap off the page or screen. We also work with hundreds of contributors and major publishers to licence and monetise
their content.

Alongside our core news agency operation, SWNS supplies a wide range of editorial and bespoke commission services ranging from assignments for brands to full outsource production services for publishers.

Our passion, drive and innovative business model has seen us grow exponentially over the last decade and this role reflects our continued investment in journalism.

The Role

You will be a journalist helping run our East of England operation which covers Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire.

The role involves cultivating ‘the patch’; maintaining contacts, identifying new sources for stories, maintaining a news diary and being a point of contact for the national media.

You will also liaise with our Bristol-based editors throughout the day.

The ideal candidate must also be an experienced and confident reporter who is comfortable covering major court cases, managing major exclusives.

All applicants must have:

  • NCTJ or similar qualification
  • Shorthand to 100 wpm+
  • Newswriting experience
  • Social media content gathering skills
  • Confidence and the personality to maintain a good relationship with senior national journalists.
  • A sharp eye for a story and the competitive drive to develop the patch
  • Ability to be well organised and to self-motivate
  • A driving licence and car is preferable

Contact Details

Please reply to jobs@swns.com with CV and covering letter, making it clear you are applying for the Cambridge/East of England role.

Closing date February 14.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 14th February 2020.

Employer Information

SWNS
United Kingdom