Reporter

This role exists 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, helping us to have a positive impact on the local communities we serve.

Description

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 an experienced Reporter to join us as part of our network of Live brands, covering Stoke for StokeLive! and the Sentinel.

This role exists 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, helping us to have a positive impact on the local communities we serve.
This role will be home based. Due to the nature of the position this candidate will need to live in the local area.
Please note we will be reviewing applications for this role as applications are submitted. Due to this the role may close without notice, so please don’t delay in your application.

So, who are we?
Hello, we are Reach! 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.

Role Responsibility
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
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
A valid UK driving licence
NCTJ or equiv qualification or working towards
Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audiences
Proven track record for digital storytelling

Package Description
25 days holiday per annum
Contributory pension scheme
Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
Inclusion Networks and Champions, giving all employees a voice
Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
Holiday purchase scheme
Plus lots of high street discounts!

Job Information

Job Reference: 009379_1634217138
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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