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MyLondon needs an outstanding reporter to join the Local Democracy Reporting team, a high-profile public journalism scheme backed by the BBC.

You’ll cover Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow, three of the busiest news patches in London.

Heathrow, HS2 and Crossrail are all part of this beat alongside radically changing commuter towns and communities hit hard by coronavirus.

Key ResponsibilitiesYou’ll report council meetings and key decisions, break exclusives and use your social media experience to drive audience and engagement.

MyLondon is one of the most exciting newsrooms in the UK which has more than doubled in size to a team of 50 journalists this year.

Your stories will appear on the MyLondon website – and they’ll also be accessible to the BBC, other publications and broadcasters throughout the region, bringing a huge potential audience to your work.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You’re passionate about politics and getting to the stories that really matter.
  • Dynamic and driven, you’re as comfortable covering council meetings as building community contacts – and you’re always on the lookout for a hard-hitting FOI.
  • You’ll be NCTJ trained, adept at tight deadlines – and have 100wpm shorthand.
  • Crucially, you understand the importance of holding people in power to account.

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 MyLondon, 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.

About the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

This scheme is designed to increase coverage and scrutiny of councils across the UK.

Funded by the BBC and run by media publishers, these reporters provide in-depth coverage of our local authorities which will feature on websites, newspapers and broadcasts across their region.

Package DescriptionWe are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Lots of high street discounts!

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.

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