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Newsquest Cumbria

Based: Cumbria

Posted: Tue 14 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Thu 30 Sep 2021
Employer: Newsquest Cumbria
Job Category: Senior reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive salary
Sector: Regional Media

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Newsquest Cumbria

Based: Cumbria

Posted: Tue 14 Sep 2021
Closing Date: Thu 30 Sep 2021
Employer: Newsquest Cumbria
Job Category: Senior reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive salary
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

REPORTERS – Newsquest Cumbria - News & Star, The Mail, The Westmorland Gazette, The Cumberland News, The Times & Star, The Whitehaven News, The Cumberland and Westmorland Gazette and The Hexham Courant

Newsquest Cumbria is looking for top-class reporters to help drive forward its impressive portfolio of award-winning newspapers and fast-growing websites.

This is a rare opportunity to join some of Newsquest's strongest brands in a beautiful part of the world and help deliver impressive digital grow.

Roles are available across Cumbria including Carlisle, west Cumbria, Barrow, Kendal and Penrith.

We are seeking ambitious, digitally skilled and versatile journalists to unearth the best breaking news, features, leisure and trending stories on an incredibly lively patch across Cumbria.

You will be passionate about digital storytelling, be hard-working, full of ideas and have a desire to come up with innovative ways of presenting stories across various platforms.

A big part of the job will also be immersing yourself in social media, developing relationships and understanding what matters to the community.

We want to tell the stories our audiences care about - from covering crime and local politics, to telling powerful human interest and championing the best of the city and surrounding areas on the edge of the beautiful Lake District.

You’ll also ask the questions that hold power to account and want to play a part helping communities build back following the pandemic.

You will be an outstanding trainee with gold standard NCTJ preliminary qualifications and 100wpm or a fully qualified senior reporter.

A driving licence is essential, as is access to a car. We work on a rota basis with some early and late shifts as well as some weekend working.

You will be:

Brimming with ideas on how to tackle the remit and get the most out of it digitally

Fully across what digital readers want from local news coverage

A digital native, with digital storytelling at the forefront of all you do

Excellent at developing relationships with key contacts to improve coverage

Driven to succeed using the digital analytics tools at your disposal

A self-starter, brilliant with time management

Contact Details

Email your CV and a brief covering letter to editor Vanessa Sims at vanessa.sims@newsquest.co.uk or get in touch for an informal chat about the role.

The closing date for applications is Thursday September 30.

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Employer Information

Newsquest Cumbria
United Kingdom