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East Anglian Daily Times

Based: Ipswich

Posted: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Closing Date: Fri 26 Nov 2021
Employer: Archant
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

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Senior Reporter

East Anglian Daily Times

Based: Ipswich

Posted: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Closing Date: Fri 26 Nov 2021
Employer: Archant
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

The East Anglian Daily Times title has an opportunity to join their award-winning team as a Senior Reporter.  With 15m readers online and in print each month, our audience is hungry for news and our team delivers top quality journalismin a fast-paced newsroom. 

As part of our Suffolk reporting team, you’ll be expected to forge strong contacts in our communities, as well as being on top of the issues that impact them most. Crime, councils, courts, social issues and culture will all be on your radar, and you'll know how to dig out a story.  

There are stories at every turn, and it's a fantastic place to live.  You will be bursting with ideas for our digital and print platforms, and also have excellent news judgement. Good organisational and communication skills are vital, as is the ability to work under pressure. 

Excellent communication skills and the ability to write clean, accurate copy are a minimum requirement. Multi-media awareness is a benefit, but the role is suited to someone strong in the fundamentals of journalism – building contacts and finding exclusives. This is not a desk job, and those unwilling to get their hands dirty need not apply. 

You will have: 

  • Full senior journalist qualifications (as shorthand essential) 

  • Evidence of great competence in written and verbal communication skills 

  • Great spelling/attention to detail - particular for writing captions 

  • Strong editorial background 

  • Excellent news judgement 

  • Lots of ideas for print and digital platforms 

  • Good knowledge of Suffolk

  • Ability to produce sparkling copy for our newspapers and websites 

SALARY & BENEFITS 

  • Basic starting salary of up to £25,000 pa 

  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays 

  • Cycle to Work scheme 

  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising 

  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme 

  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews 

WHAT NEXT? 

We will be calling and shortlisting for interview on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. 

Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to all applications.

Contact Details

employment@archant.co.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 26th November 2021.

Employer Information

Archant
United Kingdom

Phone: 07785 616205