Trainee Reporter - Guildford
- Full Time
Do you love news? Do you want to cover one of the best news patches in the country? Are you brilliant at delivering the detail and telling great stories? We are looking for a motivated and talented trainee reporter to join the print team in our Guildford newsroom.
The successful candidate will tell stories through words and pictures for our weekly newspapers and Surrey Live website. 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.
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 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.
We average 21 million mobile visitors - that's 60% of the entire mobile market. Each month we attract over 32 million unique visitors. That's more than our competitors. You will help us further increase our digital audience into 2019.
- Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written content
- Write content in a way which engages our audience
- 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
The Ideal Candidate
Ideally, you'll have an NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification, including 100 wpm shorthand 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.
- Possess a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines
- Have a full UK driving licence
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc has a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase scheme, 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.
Reach plc believe 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. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.