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Trainee Reporter

The Echo

Based: Basildon

Posted: Thu 11 Oct 2018 Closing Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Employer: Newsquest Essex
Job Category: Trainee & junior reporters
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Regional Media

Job Description

Newsquest (Essex) Ltd is part of England’s largest regional newspaper publisher, with an expanding portfolio of newspapers, websites and magazines.

Are you highly motivated, enthusiastic and looking to become a great local news reporter?
If so you could be the person we are looking for.

The Echo, the daily paper for south Essex, has a position available for a trainee reporter who has recently completed their NCTJ preliminary training,  based in Basildon.

The successful applicant will have a keen, inquiring mind with an interest in people and local issues.  Enthusiasm for on-line journalism would be an advantage. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate successful work experience at local papers.

Good organisational and communication skills will be a necessity for this role, as will the ability to work confidently under pressure. A  flexible attitude is needed since the position will involve working weekends on a rota basis and some evenings when required.

Applicants must either have NCTJ pre-entry qualifications, or be awaiting results.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and a minimum 80 words per minute shorthand, with a requirement to reach 100 words within six months of starting the job.

We offer a fun and challenging working environment with the following benefits:

  • 6.6 weeks holiday
  • Workplace Pension Scheme

Contact Details

Please email your CV in the first instance to


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Thursday 25th October 2018.

Employer Information

Newsquest Essex

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