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Education Correspondent – Norfolk, Norwich


Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Aug. 17, 2018

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Would you like to play a key role in one of the most innovative and forward-thinking newsrooms in the east, working for two of the country’s best and brightest daily newspapers and websites?

If so, then we want to hear from you.

Due to an internal promotion, Archant, publisher of the Eastern Daily Press, England’s biggest morning regional newspaper, and the Norwich Evening News, is looking for a new education correspondent.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for local news, excellent communication skills, the ability to find exclusive stories, a talent for multi-media journalism and be able to write sharp and accurate copy under pressure.

They will also be able to uncover a fantastic story from an otherwise normal-looking agenda, be good at rooting out content using the Freedom of Information Act and be a dab hand at finding human case studies and stories.

We would welcome applications from senior journalists looking for their first brief or those with an existing specialism.

The post is based in Norwich and offers the chance to live and work in one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

In return we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, a contributory pension and life assurance scheme (after qualifying period) and a wide range of voluntary benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Westfield Health Scheme and Archant Gold, charity matched funding.

To apply, email your completed application to editorial.applications@archant.co.uk For any queries contact department administrator Sandra Mackay on 01603 772401.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17 August 2018.

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, and blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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