Digital Journalist

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Confidential
Location
Worthing
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 May 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Job title: Digital Journalist (fixed term contract to cover maternity leave)
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story?
Do you want to be part of the collaborative team behind some of the biggest national and regional news websites in the UK?
The readership of the Worthing Herald and worthingherald .co. uk is growing, so we are investing in our great team to make sure we are writing more stories that people want to read.
You will have the hunger to learn, develop and embrace a change as our business develops.
Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great digital content.
Who we are looking for:
* Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding SEO
* Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content trends and come up with original content ideas
* Understand how to optimise content for search
* Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan ahead
* Will have a keen news sense and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding of social media
* Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy
* Exhibit familiarity with analytics tools that drive both content discovery and creation
Skills/experience
* A team player: able to work closely with colleagues with various specialities
* Experience of working in a newsroom, agency or on a digital platform
* An understanding of how tone impacts brand values
* Previous experience of using a website content management system
* Understanding of SEO principles and best practice
* Familiarity with basic photo editing tools
* Good interview skills and a tenacity to find the right person to talk to
* A good knowledge of media law and the Editors Code of Practice
* NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience
* Strong writer, storyteller and communicator
JPIMedia is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We encourage and consider flexible working arrangements for all roles

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