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HTFP Jobs: Trainee or Senior Reporters, Watford, Stevenage

Watford Observer and The Comet

Based: Watford, Stevenage

Posted: Fri 26 Apr 2024
Closing Date: Thu 27 Jun 2024
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Sector: Regional Media

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Based: Watford, Stevenage

Posted: Fri 26 Apr 2024
Closing Date: Thu 27 Jun 2024
Employer: Newsquest
Job Category: Multimedia Journalists
Senior reporters
Trainee & junior reporters
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

We're looking for trainee or senior reporters who have what it takes to join a dynamic digital team reporting on breaking news, features and trending stories in Watford and Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

No day is the same covering this busy news patch where you will be part of a dedicated team setting the agenda with a fast-paced, accurate response to the news that truly matters to our audiences.

This role will see you live blogging a breaking incident one minute, picking up on a story that will fly on social the next or working on high-performing evergreen content that means people frequently return to our websites.

We're interested in hearing from ambitious NCTJ-qualified trainee reporters who want to start their career on this exciting patch. You will be given training and support to help you qualify as a senior reporter and progress within the company.

Senior reporters should have 100 words per minute shorthand and a full senior NQJ qualification or equivalent.

The role will be a mix of home and office working, alongside reporting in the areas covered by The Watford Observer and The Comet for our websites and newspapers.

You will be fast, first and accurate and work alongside like-minded digital reporters publishing stories across our websites and social media platforms while working on more in-depth stories in the background covering a range of topics.

You will get support in optimising content for social and search audiences and be required to work within IPSO regulations and legal and ethical guidelines.

Reporters will be expected to work some weekends, on a rota basis that is not too intrusive.

Newsquest offers its employees a range of benefits and perks including various discounts on gym memberships, holidays and cinema tickets, as well as your birthday off and bonuses for hitting individual page view targets.

Contact Details

If you are interested, please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter outlining why you are the right person for the job.

We will be considering applications and holding interviews on a rolling basis, so do not delay applying if you are interested.

Please apply with CV, covering letter and stating Herts in the email subject to [email protected].

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 27th June 2024.

Employer Information

Newsquest
United Kingdom