Chief City Reporter (Gloucestershire Live)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
£Competitive plus company benefits
08 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Dale Havers
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief City Reporter (Gloucestershire Live) - Cheltenham

£Competitive plus company benefits

Gloucestershire Live has an exciting opportunity for a trained senior journalist to take on the role of Chief City Reporter. This position will be covering Gloucester and in particular reporting on the City Council and the major regeneration projects taking place.

Gloucester is a fast growing city which has a rich heritage, major waterfront development and a Premiership rugby side to boot. As Chief City Reporter you will be responsible for covering this vibrant news patch for our highly successful website in addition to the Gloucester Citizen newspaper.

Our Business: Trinity Mirror plc

The role will be based in our Cheltenham newsroom (Gloucestershire Live) which is part of the Trinity Mirror plc group. Trinity Mirror plc, has an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products and is one of the UK's largest multimedia companies employing more than six thousand people across more than sixty locations around the country.


Suitable candidates must demonstrate energy, drive and a passion for journalism. Due to the level of this position, the successful candidate must be NQJ qualified and possess recognised training and knowledge in media law. Candidates with shorthand will be at an advantage. A full driving licence is preferred.

What you'll be doing

  • Sourcing original content, stories and features for digital and print
  • Writing directly to the web to a high standard taking a 'right first-time' approach to all content and have a pedantic attitude to accuracy
  • Identifying breaking news by the correct use of social media as well as contacts to quickly establish further factual information, pictures, and video to enhance coverage
  • Submitting daily ideas to the Content Desk for stories that will engage our audience and stimulate debate and interaction
  • Assisting in building communities and brand visibility
  • Generating and publishing SEO-focused content to drive search traffic
  • Sourcing or shooting relevant video content and still images for publication on the web and social media sites
  • Take a leading role in creating exclusive content and developing relationships with key figures
  • Using digital storytelling tools including live blogs, interactive features, galleries and videos to create the richest possible online experience for readers

What You Need To Know

Trinity Mirror plc has a strong benefits package which includes, for this role, a competitive salary and pension, along with an extensive and flexible benefits portfolio (to be discussed at interview)

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