Social Media Reporter

Job Introduction
Do you care about your community and wish it had a louder voice? Do you live in North Wales and feel your community is currently underrepresented? If so, this could be the perfect job opportunity for you.
North Wales Live is looking to take on and train a new journalist to work alongside our team of reporters in the newsroom.

As part of our groundbreaking partnership with Facebook and the NCTJ, we are looking to employ an enthusiastic and driven person who is passionate about creating content about the things that matter to their community.
This role will be based in North Wales. It’s a city packed full of stories and working on one of the UK’s largest regional news sites.

The best bit about this role? You don’t need to have any previous journalism experience or training to apply! We want people who care about where we live and we’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.

So, who are we?
North Wales Live is part of 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 can we offer you?
For applicants with no previous journalism experience or education, we are offering journalism apprenticeships, which combine intensive training with on-the-job experience in local communities.
The job will be offered on a 18-month fixed term contract and you will receive industry-leading digital journalism training from the NCTJ once in the role.

Role Responsibility
Engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them
Take responsibility for developing relationships with new communities, focusing on a named community each quarter, generating stories which re-engage communities with your local news provider
Publish packages of content to a high standard, writing headlines and uploading words, pictures, video and audio that you have sourced
Provide insight to the wider newsroom about the issues and concerns of specific communities will be an important part of the role

The ideal candidate
You will have at least 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English
A driving licence is preferable
You will be creative individual and be passionate about news
We also welcome people who are doing a completely different job – and want to make a career change to become a journalist

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

Job Information

Job Reference: 009752_1634222168
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Media
Job Locations: Wales
Job Types: Permanent
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