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Specialist Reporter, Norfolk

Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Sept. 27, 2019

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We have a fantastic opportunity working in the heart of one of the best newsrooms in the UK. Archant, Publisher of Eastern Daily Press,, and the Norwich Evening News,, is looking for a Specialist Reporter, covering the issues that really matter to people in this beautiful county.

This new role is aimed at getting to the heart of issues which impact people’s lives on a daily basis, such as health, social care, and the impact of new development in an ever growing area.

The ideal candidate will have a hunger to drive great stories that bring in readers, a passion for local news, the ability to find and develop exclusive stories, a talent for multi-media journalism and the ability to study audience data to help shape what issues matter 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.


  • A fully qualified senior journalist looking for their first specialist role
  • Successfully trained to senior status
  • NQJ/NCE qualified or equivalent
  • Able to create meaningful campaigns
  • Digitally versatile to convert print stories into social media trends
  • Very audience ware – what is current and interesting in Norfolk?
  • Adapt at using data to shape future content
  • Driven to find stories, create campaigns and follow up
  • Able to drive with full valid driving licence


  • Up to £28,000 (dep on entry level)
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Annual Volunteer work day
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme


To apply, email your completed application to

Closing date for the receipt of applications and CV’s is Friday 27th September 2019.


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, 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.

You can discover what it’s like to work here in our Careers Centre at and for a complete view of our portfolio, visit

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 40 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 Staff Forums 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 Rolls Royce, 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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