Community Reporter - MyLondon

Reach plc
London, England
16 Sep 2020
14 Oct 2020
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Reporter - MyLondon

Within 18 months of launching, My London has become one of the 10 biggest regional websites in the country. We like to think our website has a unique style and, as we look to appeal to younger readers than some of our rivals, we encourage our reporters to have fun with their writing where it is appropriate. By joining our team, you'll have the best patch in the country and be covering a brilliantly diverse range of stories day in, day out.

We are looking for a Community Reporter to join the team and help build our audiences in communities across London. You'll do this through engaging stories, agenda setting content and coming up with new ideas to connect with different communities. You will receive industry-leading digital journalism training which you will then share into the newsroom, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully-trained journalist.

You'll produce the kind of quick, accurate copy that people will keep coming back for, deliver the stories that really matter to our audience and create content that surfaces on social media and in search. At the heart of your role will be telling stories that matter to people in your community.

What will the role involve?

    Delivering high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written multimedia contentWriting content in a way which engages and drives digital audienceProviding live coverage of news events for live blogsSourcing third-party and social contentBuilding strong contacts for story-gathering within local communities

What are we looking for?

    You will have at least 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and EnglishA driving licence is preferableWe also welcome people who are doing a completely different job - and want to make a career change to become a journalist

So, who are we?

MyLondon is part of Reach plc. You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland's most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What can we offer you?

We are offering two routes into journalism as a result of this scheme. For applicants with no previous journalism experience or education, we are offering journalism apprenticeships, which combine intensive training with on-the-job experience in local communities.

We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • and lots of high street discounts!

Reach plc believes 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.