Brand: East Anglian Daily Times (EADT)
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Closing date: Oct. 2, 2017
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1 x full time 1 x part time 2 days/week (12-month maternity cover)
We are looking for Senior Reporters for the East Anglian Daily Times/West Suffolk Mercury, based at our Bury St Edmunds office, to help the team cover our west Suffolk patch. The full-time position will be permanent; the part-time role will be a fixed term 12 month maternity cover appointment.
The East Anglian Daily Times is respected for its balanced perspective and renowned for exacting writing and sharp photography, delivering local, national and international news and sport to tens of thousands of readers across Suffolk and north Essex.
Through our newspaper, website, e-edition and social media channels, we offer unrivalled coverage of local events and also provide the area's leading marketplaces for property, jobs, and motors.
This is a great opportunity for reporters who:
Good organisation and communication skills are vital, as is the ability to develop an extensive network of contacts and work under pressure. The roles will involve spending a lot of the time on the patch, and will also involve working weekends and evenings on a rota basis.
Your role will involve covering part of the west Suffolk patch, working on and off-diary, attending a variety of news events including court and council meetings, and keeping abreast of news sources. You will need to maintain local contacts, to follow up previous stories, making and working on Freedom of Information requests. You will be providing copy for our print and digital platforms, and be expected to promote our work on social media.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
If you are interested in applying for this position please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref. TR08/17.
Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities across a wide range of media and employing around 1,400 staff.
It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.
Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK. It also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating mainly in the UK and USA. Its portfolio of 80 magazine titles reaches an average of more than three million readers every month across the UK. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focused on the Weddings and French property markets.
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