Brand: The Comet
Closing date: June 21, 2019
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The Comet Series is looking for a talented and ambitious Trainee Reporter to join our lively newsroom in Stevenage.
We want someone who combines sound news judgement and multimedia awareness to build on our reputation for insightful and informative community journalism. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in shaping our news coverage across multiple platforms.
We are particularly keen on recruiting someone who has a comprehensive understanding of how social media can play a crucial role in news gathering, promoting a brand’s position in its marketplace and engaging readers, but also understands the benefits of video as a way of telling stories.
It is essential that the candidate has completed 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.
We are looking for a self-starter with drive and enthusiasm, who is keen to begin the next step of their career reporting on life in the lively towns of Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock.
You be working a shift rota that includes weekends and some early and late shifts. It is essential that you drive and have access to a vehicle.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
SALARY & BENEFITS
Plus, the opportunity to work on highly respected papers and the chance to live in one of the most beautiful regions in the country!
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.
We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.
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:
Closing date for receiving completed applications is Friday 21 June 2019.
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