Political Correspondent – Daily Mirror

We are looking for a brilliant Political Correspondent to join our Mirror team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating exclusive content and reporting on politics in Westminster, the rest of the UK, Europe and America.

We are looking for someone with a passion for politics, a nose for a story and an ability to deliver agenda-setting stories for the Mirror’s website, newspaper and social media platforms.

You will be joining one of the best – and friendliest – political teams in Parliament. A strong work ethic and a willingness to be a team player are essential.

So, who are we?

We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.

Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?

  • Demonstrating the highest level of reporting skills, initiative and sound judgement in a demanding newspaper environment
  • Demonstrating a sound grasp of the political and moral stance of our titles and identifying and developing stories accordingly to our readers
  • Turning complicated facts and events into easy-to-read, informative, well-written stories and news features
  • Using your extensive contacts book and the ability to find off-diary stories
  • Ensuring brand values are maintained and that digital publishing best practice is adhered to
  • Generating content according to the requirements of the digital newsroom publishing schedule, including a minimum output for each key audience spike, as directed
  • This role includes weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every 3

Who are we looking for?

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law
  • You are creative and passionate, with an awareness of quality digital storytelling
  • We want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many diverse communities as we seek to grow new audiences

What can we offer you?

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
  • 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

Job Information

Job Reference: 012417_1652448714
Salary: + excellent company benefits
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach Plc
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