Senior Reporter - The Ayrshire Post

Reach plc
Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Competitive plus company benefits
18 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Reporter - The Ayrshire Post

The Ayrshire Post is looking for an enthusiastic reporter with an interest in reporting on crime, court and general news to join our newsroom based here in Ayr. This is an great opportunity to work in a newsroom full of talented, self-driven journalists. You will be able to deliver compelling content that engages with our audience in newspaper and across a wide range of online platforms.

We are looking for someone who can get into the heart of our communities bringing in exclusive stories and investigations which matter to our readers. It is an ideal position for someone with at least one or two years experience with one to two years experience in newspaper reporting. A knowledge of the circulation area would be an advantage.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written news content which engages and drives a digital and print audience.
  • Build strong contacts for story-gathering within local communities.
  • Be adept at social media 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.

The Ideal Candidate

To qualify for an interview, candidates must demonstrate energy, drive and a passion for journalism which are essential for the role. The successful candidate may have a journalism qualification, ideally to NCTJ standard. Candidates with shorthand will be at an advantage in order to be successful in this role.

A full driving licence is preferred.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 35 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

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.

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