Online Entertainment Reporter

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
£19000 - £21000
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Helena Priest
Contract Type
Full Time

Online Entertainment Reporter - Based in Cheltenham

£Competitive plus company benefits

Gloucestershire Live is seeking to recruit an online entertainment reporter to join our lifestyle and "What's On" team. You will be responsible for covering and building an audience around Gloucestershire's exciting music, food, drink and festival scene, as well as producing compelling lifestyle features. You will have a flair for writing and a nose for finding a good story. We are looking for someone who excels when it comes to digital, and has experience with video, live blogging and social media.

You will also receive full journalism training including NCTJ or equivalent exams.

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • To spot breaking entertainment and lifestyle stories and source exclusives
  • Work closely with the lifestyle editor to develop story and feature ideas
  • To use social media to spot and promote stories, as well as interact with readers
  • To come up with content plans around large events and festivals happening in the region
  • To produce clean, compelling copy to daily and hourly deadlines
  • To be an ambassador for Gloucestershire Live at events

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong writing skills and experience of writing for a digital audience
  • Up-to-date media law knowledge
  • Strong track record and understanding of SEO techniques
  • Good understanding of how content is shared and promoted through social media
  • Experience of using search analytics to identify digital audience and content trends
  • Interest in and knowledge of the local entertainment scene
  • Full driving licence

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), 25 days annual leave and a competitive pension along with an extensive flexible benefits portfolio.

We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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