Trainee Multimedia Journalist

Reach plc
Chelmsford, Essex, England
08 Aug 2018
05 Sep 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you love news?

Do you want to cover one of the best news patches in the country?

Are you brilliant at telling stories?

Can you think like a reader?

We are looking for a motivated and talented trainee reporter to join the combined Essex Live and Hertfordshire Mercury newsroom.

The successful candidate will tell stories through words, pictures and video for our website, Essex Live, and write for the Essex Chronicle, Brentwood Gazette, Harlow Star, Hertfordshire Mercury and Herts and Essex Observer newspapers.

We are looking for someone who works quickly and accurately under pressure, is able to bring in their own stories, is keen to get to know intricately a new patch and is determined to make a name for themselves in the industry.

This is an exciting opportunity where you would be joining a newsroom full of talented, self-driven journalists.

Key Responsibilities

Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written multimedia content

Write content in a way which engages and drives digital audience

Provide live coverage of news events for live blogs

Shoot video, audio and take pictures when out on jobs

Source third-party and social content

Build strong contacts for story-gathering within local communities

Be adept on social media, in line with Reach PLC policies, to build audiences and communities and ensure that content is shared on social platforms

Possess a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines

Have a full UK driving license

Have a full set of NCTJ prelims, including 100 wpm shorthand

The Ideal Candidate

You'll have an NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification and will use it to generate content which engages local audiences and meets the standards set by the business in terms of quality, consistency, accuracy and legal compliance.

You will be motivated by the challenge of producing stories ready for digital audience spikes.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc offer a whole host of voluntary flexible benefits. These include a car scheme, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, staff discounts, season tickets & parking loans and an employee assistance programme.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.