Brand: Saffron Walden Reporter
Location: Saffron Walden
Closing date: May 24, 2019
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We have an exciting opportunity for a trainee journalist to launch their career in our newsroom, working on the Saffron Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast. The Saffron Reporter and Dunmow Broadcast are weekly newspapers, serving their local communities.
Through our newspapers, websites, 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.
We need a trainee who has their NCTJ preliminary qualifications, including 100wpm shorthand, and is now hungry to make a name for themselves and push on to achieve full senior status.
You will be bursting with ideas for our digital and print platforms, and also have excellent news judgement. Good organisational and communication skills are vital, as is the ability to work under pressure.
Your role will involve covering part of the Essex 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 email@example.com ref. SAF 05/19.
Closing date for completed applications is Friday May 24th, 2019.
Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of the closing date, then you can assume on this occasion that your application has been unsuccessful.
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