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HTFP Jobs: Reporters, Swindon x 3 & Trowbridge x 3


Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Times and Wiltshire Gazette

Based: Swindon x 3 & Trowbridge x 3

Posted: Wed 26 Sep 2018 Closing Date: Wed 24 Oct 2018
Employer: Newsquest Wiltshire
Job Category: Senior reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Reporters – Swindon x 3 & Trowbridge x 3

The Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Times and Wiltshire Gazette & Herald are on the hunt for tenacious, street-wise journalists who aren’t happy unless it’s their byline topping the most read articles on our website and shifting the paper.

You’ve got the NCTJ grades, shorthand is second nature, and you’re itching to get your teeth stuck into a lively news patch bursting with stories that are just waiting to be told.

Sound about right? Then read on…

We are a 24/7 breaking news website with a six-day-a-week print operation in Swindon and two weekly papers in

Trowbridge that we are still very proud of. You won’t be copying and pasting press releases onto our pages – we work hard on the newspaper we put out each day, and we’re still determined do it right.

But we’re also a multi-media organisation that consistently finds itself at the top of the reader engagement polls. So whether it’s a Facebook Live from the scene of an unfolding incident, a 1,000-word feature on someone who’s been through hardship, or an Instagram post showing the happier side of life in our town, we need someone who is going to give it their all.

If you don’t like taking no for an answer from the authorities, understand what makes a story interesting and engaging and are confident pitching your work for front-page glory to the newsdesk, we want you.

In return we can offer you a job in a town with a thriving political scene, a happening nightlife and some of the biggest names in the corporate world for you to sink your teeth into. Just an hour from London by train, but in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, we’ve got it all.

(NB: A sense of humour and a wealth of general knowledge to assist our award-winning pub quiz team is also essential)

Contact Details

Apply with covering letter and CV to the editor Pete Gavan at


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

Employer Information

Newsquest Wiltshire
United Kingdom

Phone: 01793 501843

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