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HTFP Jobs: Trainee Digital Journalist, Somerset

Trainee Digital Journalist

Somerset Live

Based: Somerset

Posted: Mon 8 Jan 2018 Closing Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018
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Employer: Somerset Live
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Online journalists
Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £18,500
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Trinity Mirror plc is looking for a Trainee Digital Journalist to join our newsroom in Somerset. We  need a candidate that is full of ideas and aware of content which drives digital audience, as well as being fast, organised and accurate, with the ability to communicate brilliantly via social media.

The successful candidate will have superb social media skills, excellent online storytelling techniques and a deep understanding of how to make content engaging to digital audiences.

The role will involve creating content for one of Trinity Mirror's newest websites,, which in turn produces content for seven weekly newspapers -  the Western Gazette, Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette, Central Somerset Gazette, Frome Standard and the Somerset Guardian.

About us:

Trinity Mirror plc, with an award-winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies, employing more than 6,000 people across more than sixty locations around the country.

The role will involve:

Creating engaging, audience-led and socially shareable digital content for

Preparing and planning advance content plans around major events or topics on the patch.

Uploading articles, video and images to the web.

Ensuring standards are upheld and maintaining a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and the IPSO code.

Working within a team of 14 journalists, reporting to one of our Digital Editors.

Ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach is taken with all content generation.

What you need to know:

Trinity Mirror plc has a strong benefits package which includes, for this role, a full training package, 33 days holidays including bank holidays, a competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio.

The starting salary for this position is £18,500. Trainees will receive full training as part of a two year programme, culminating with the attainment of the Certificate of Journalism and a pay increase.

We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

You'll need a driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in a day-long work trial and interview.

Trinity Mirror plc is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.

Contact Details

Please email a CV, cover letter and any other relevant supporting material to Editor Emma Slee at by January 24.


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

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Somerset Live

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