Multimedia Journalist (Trainee)

Hertfordshire, England
£16500 - £17500 per annum + £Competitive + Benefits
04 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Beverley Wood
Contract Type
Full Time

Trinity Mirror plc is looking for a Trainee Multimedia Journalists to generate story ideas, write them with our digital audience in mind, create and curate further multi-media content and put together total content packages that work brilliantly on all of our platforms.

Using channels such as social media to get our stories to as many people as possible and engage with them, you will help increase our audience reach.

It will require considerable flexibility and agility, if this sounds like you, then read on...

Our Business: Trinity Mirror plc

Trinity Mirror plc , with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK's largest multimedia companies employing over six thousand people across more than sixty locations around the country.


You will create compelling, targeted content that drives outstanding digital engagement and plays a full part in growing our audiences online and in print.

You will hold a NCTJ Journalism pre-entry qualification (or equivalent) and use your advanced digital skills and analytics to win new audiences and explore opportunism for growth.

You will be responsible for helping the editorial team and the whole business to continuously innovate and change to be a successful media business.

What you'll be doing

In order to succeed in this role you will:

  • Deliver high quality, thoroughly researched, accurate and well-written multimedia content packages on a daily basis to agreed deadlines
  • Write content in a way which engages and drives digital audience
  • Have knowledge of social media and searching tools (i.e. Tweet deck, Geofeedia etc) to dig out stories
  • Have a knowledge of shareable content, audience behaviour and advanced digital storytelling skills - using third party tools
  • Have an established presence on social media with a proven track record of running professional/brand accounts to a high standard
  • Have live blogging skills, knowledge of best practice for live coverage and a good understanding and proven track record of what makes a live blog stand out
  • Know how to shoot video, audio and pictures and edit where necessary
  • Demonstrate a variety of ways to tell stories and a portfolio that contains different methods of digital storytelling
  • Source third party content, including blogs, video, audio and pictures, where appropriate to add value to content packages
  • Take responsibility for themes of content, such as geographic areas, campaigns or other areas of interest, as directed by the content desk

What you need to know

Trinity Mirror plc has a strong benefits package which includes, for this role, a competitive base salary (depending on experience), 33 days holidays including Bank holidays, a competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio.

The closing date for this role is 21st October, 2016. We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

Trinity Mirror plc is committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process.