Reporter - Liverpool Echo

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
02 Mar 2021
Ref
006727
Contact
Reach plc
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reporter - Liverpool Echo


Liverpool

£Competitive + excellent company benefits

Full-time

Do you want to work with one of Britain's best-loved and most trusted news brands in one of the country's busiest and most vibrant (though currently virtual) newsrooms? The Liverpool Echo already has a large, loyal and engaged readership and now we're looking for a committed and creative reporter to help us step up to the next level.

You will be an experienced journalist and an enthusiastic self-starter - brilliant at reporting live news with the ability to spot and source great stories and turn them into clean, crisp and accurate content that engages our audience and is relatable and relevant to their lives.

We're looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds. We are looking for candidates who understand the issues that are important to our region's very many different communities so we can continue to really diversify our content.



Key Responsibilities
  • Find and tell stories about local communities which engages as many readers as possible, or stories which will be of interest to local communities
  • Build communities online and in real life to share stories with once published, and engaged with readers about those stories
  • Tell stories in many different ways, including (but not limited to) real-time live blogs, article format, video, audio and pictures
  • Ensure every piece of content is thoroughly researched and balanced prior to publication, in accordance with the Editor's Code of practice

The Ideal Candidate
  • Digital publishing skills - working a CMS, shooting video, taking pictures
  • Social media skills - following on social media, track record of building communities on social media
  • Passion for digital storytelling in local journalism
  • Driving licence
  • Strong track record in telling stories, accurately, which engage large audience
  • Proven track record for digital storytelling

So, who are we?

Liverpool Echo 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.


Package Description

We 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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