Reporter - MyDover

Recruiter
Reach plc
Location
Kent, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
08 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Ref
007321
Contact
Reach plc
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Introduction

The home of creativity, live news and a love of all things Kent, KentLive is one of the fastest growing regional news websites in the country. Never ones to rest on our laurels, we're looking for a creative and dynamic newly qualified reporter to help take us to the next level and grow our coverage of this brilliant county at a hyperlocal level.

You'll be joining our existing creative and exciting team of reporters in the role of multimedia journalist leading our brand new MyDover minisite. You'll be covering live news, producing high quality features and above all delivering creative digital storytelling in one of the most newsworthy and exciting patches around.

We're looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities.

This position will be home based, however due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be required to live within this region to enable them to report on local stories and issues.

Role Responsibility

  • 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


The ideal candidate

  • You are creative and passionate, with an awareness of quality digital storytelling
  • You will have an NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification which engages local audiences and meets the standards set by Reach
  • We want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many diverse communities as we seek to grow new audiences
  • A driving licence is preferable for this role
  • Ideally 100wpm shorthand

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 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
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Simply Health Healthcare Cashplan
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • and 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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