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Trainee Reporter, Saffron Walden


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

  • Up to £17,160 per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Access to reductions in many retail stores throughout the UK – holidays, supermarkets, utility bills, clothing, household, 1000s of ££ savings
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews

WHAT NEXT

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your completed application to daniel.mansfield@archant.co.uk 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.

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, 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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