Reporter

Reporter

£Competitive + excellent company benefits
Full-time
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 a News Reporter to join Hartlepool Live as part of our network of Live brands.

This role exists to find and report on the stories and issues which matter to our readers in and around Hartlepool in a way which ensures as many people as possible discover, engage with and respond to our work, helping us to have a positive impact on the local communities we serve.

This role will be based partly from home and partly from our workspace in Teesside. Due to the nature of the position this candidate will ideally need to live near the Hartlepool area.

We will consider applications from Trainee Journalists who have NCTJ preliminary qualifications including media law, and anyone joining us as a trainee will benefit from a full training programme.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Find and tell stories about Hartlepool’s communities which engage as many readers as possible, or stories which will be of interest to local communities, from breaking news to stories about living life locally
  • 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
  • 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

  • Ideally, you’ll have NCTJ-accredited preliminary or senior qualifications including news writing, media law and 100wpm shorthand
  • Digital publishing skills – working a CMS, SEO, shooting video, taking pictures
  • Social media skills
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audiences
  • Proven track record for digital storytelling

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
  • 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: 010785_1641484219
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Hartlepool, County Durham
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Breaking News, Content, Correspondent, Editor, journalism, media, Media Law, NCTJ, Reporter, SEO, Writer, Writing
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