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HTFP Jobs: Senior Journalist, Gloucestershire

Based: Gloucestershire

Posted: Fri 30 Apr 2021
Closing Date: Fri 14 May 2021
Employer: Moose Partnership Ltd
Job Category: PR account executives
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

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Senior Journalist

Based: Gloucestershire

Posted: Fri 30 Apr 2021
Closing Date: Fri 14 May 2021
Employer: Moose Partnership Ltd
Job Category: PR account executives
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join a growing and dynamic marketing and PR agency based in Gloucester.

We are looking for the right person with a passion for journalism/PR/news/social media and desk top publishing (and with a sense of humour), to grow and develop the agency’s market-leading business-to-business website and magazine, Punchline

Punchline has grown spectacularly over the past ten years to become Gloucestershire’s biggest and leading business news publication both online and in-print.

To continue the success story we are looking for a self-starter who can write and research content for our website and magazine. You will also help with our email-bulletins and social media campaigns which drive traffic to the website. The ideal candidate will be creative, enthusiastic, have a desire to learn and be highly motivated and organised.

This is an ideal opportunity for a local/regional newspaper journalist looking to carry on using their journalistic skills while the same time move into PR and marketing.

Main Duties:

  • Updating website and social media
    on a daily basis using a content management system
  • Creating and sending email marketing campaigns
  • Writing and researching content for the website
  • Interview senior business and civic leaders, and analyse and report on all aspects of business in the region
  • Attend various business events and report on outcomes
  • Taking photographs to help build content for the site
  • Sourcing quotes and providing support with creative direction
  • Writing content for magazine
  • Planning page layouts for magazine
  • Helping distribute by hand with the rest of the team the printed publication approx. 12,000 to 14,000 magazines
  • Writing and distributing press releases for local, regional, national media and trade publications
  • Ad hoc and administrative support for the marketing team as required
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with clients
  • Contact local companies and promote the company/sell within the publication/online/agency [training to be given]
  • Client/account management for agency ie. Meeting clients, presentations, helping to plan and schedule events/media management/buying/full agency role
  • Writing and selling in of client and agency press releases

Skills and Experience Essential:

  • Have two years journalism experience, ideally with knowledge of writing for a business audience
  • Qualification in a creative practice such as journalism NCTJ/ PR or media experience or have worked as a journalist for a local/regional paper
  • Be a skilled writer
  • Ideally must have min three A-levels including English
  • Excellent grammatical, written and communication skills
  • Strong IT skills particularly website and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in using Adobe creative suite
  • Experience in using social media
  • Ability to project a professional company image both by telephone and in-person
  • Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of the team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Adaptable, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must have an interest in current affairs
  • Must have full clean driving license and be a car owner
  • Must have a good sense of humour


  • Basic knowledge of html and ftp
  • Full training will be given, but experience in marketing would be advantageous

Hours of Work:

Generally, Monday to Fridays 8.30am and 5.30pm 38 hours per week, although some out of hours and weekend work may be required.


This post is subject to a six-month probationary period and references. Written test will be required.

Closing date:  Sunday 14th May 2021

Strictly no agencies

Contact Details

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 14th May 2021.

Employer Information

Moose Partnership Ltd
United Kingdom