Journalist

Journalist

Home-based
£Competitive + excellent company benefits
Full-time
Closing date: 09/01/2022
Job Introduction

It is a really exciting time to join the Reach family. Due to our sustained growth and our ambitious future growth plans, we are now looking for Journalist to join us working for our Google Showcase team. We can look at all levels of qualifications from Trainee Journalist to Senior Journalist.

We’re looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.

This role exists in two parts.

The first is to find and report on the stories and issues which matter to our readers in a way which ensures as many people as possible find, discover and respond to our work.

The second is to work with the Google Showcase team to curate story panels for all of Reach PLC titles which are read by millions of people every month.

Key Responsibilities

  • Find and tell stories about local communities which engages as many readers as possible, or stories which will be of interest to local communities
  • Build communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engaged with readers about those stories
  • Tell stories in many different ways, including (but not limited to) real-time live blogs, article format, video, audio and pictures
  • Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the
  • Editor’s Code of practice
  • Curate Google Showcase panels
  • Drive Google Showcase audience numbers with careful story and format selection
  • Act up or cover in other roles as and when required by the business
  • Uphold Reach’s policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non discrimination are upheld in everything we publish.
The Ideal Candidate

  • Digital publishing skills – working a CMS, shooting video, taking pictures
    Social media skills – following on social media, track record of building communities on social media
    Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
    Driving licence
  • For senior journalists; senior NCTJ or equiv qualification
    For trainee journalists: Working towards NCTJ or equiv senior qualification
    Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audiences
    Proven track record for digital storytelling
Package Description

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day– an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Flexibility – In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life. We’ll support you with your home set-up too!
  • Enhanced family leave– including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Job Information

Job Reference: 010429_1639668525
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Breaking News, Content, Correspondent, Editor, journalism, media, Media Law, NCTJ, Reporter, SEO, Writer, Writing
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