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Business Writer, Norwich

Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: June 28, 2018

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Can you break the biggest business stories in the East of England? Are you capable of fostering relationships with the CEOs, deal-makers and politicians pulling the strings behind the Norfolk and Suffolk and Fenland economy?

The Eastern Daily Press is searching for an experienced writer to join its award-winning team in Norfolk, covering one of the most dynamic areas for business news in the country.

You will have a hunger to break exclusive stories, and feel comfortable reporting on FTSE 100 companies, disruptive start-ups and big economic issues impacting the region.

You will be digitally savvy, with a strong command of social media, and a willingness to find new ways of telling stories to our growing digital audience.

Reporting for the Eastern Daily Press and its sister titles, you will be adept at writing hard news and feature-length analysis for a range of platforms. We will also help you hone your multimedia skills through our online channels.

We are looking for a journalist with at least two years’ experience who has worked on a regional daily newspaper, an industry publication or a leading business website. An NQJ qualification, or equivalent, is preferred but not essential.

In return we offer a competitive salary in the range £25,000-£30,000 pa and excellent benefits including generous annual leave, contributory pension and life assurance scheme (after qualifying period) and a wide range of voluntary benefits including a Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers and Archant Gold, charity matched funding.

If you are interested, please e-mail your completed application form, together with three examples of your best published work, to

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018.


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