Local Democracy Reporter - Hull
We need an enthusiastic and capable journalist to work at Hull Live - home of the Hull Daily Mail - covering local politics as part of the Local Democracy Reporting scheme.
You will play a key role in a high-profile scheme backed by the BBC and publishers and must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of local government and have a track record of delivering great ideas and building excellent contacts.
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You will be based at Hull Live, home to the Hull Daily Mail, working with its committed team of digital and print journalists. You will be responsible for covering the business of Hull City Council and East Riding Council, working alongside the newsdesk and other specialist reporters. As well as your stories appearing online and in print, they will also be accessible to the BBC and other publications and broadcasters throughout the region, bringing a huge potential audience to your work.
The Ideal Candidate
A solid working knowledge of social media and the way it can be used to drive audience and engagement is important too. We are ideally seeking candidates qualified to senior standard or equivalent with two years experience but applications from trainees approaching senior qualifications will be considered.
You will be an passionate reporter with experience of working to tight deadlines alongside a shorthand proficiency of 100wpm.
About the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
This scheme is designed to increase coverage and scrutiny of councils across the UK.
Funded by the BBC and run by media publishers, these reporters provide in-depth coverage of our local authorities which will feature on websites, newspapers and broadcasts across their region.
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have 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.
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. Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.