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Trainee Reporter, Weston-super-Mare


Brand: North Somerset Times

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Closing date: Sept. 17, 2018

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Are you an ambitious and committed journalist looking for a first newsroom position? Archant’s North Somerset Times has a rare vacancy for a trainee reporter.

Located just south of Bristol in Weston-super-Mare – sharing a newsroom with sister title the Weston Mercury – the North Somerset Times covers a geography including much of North Somerset and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic reporter to join the team. NCTJ preliminary qualifications – including 100wpm shorthand – and a driving licence are essential, while knowledge of the patch would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for community life, a desire to get to the heart of patch issues and a keen eye for detail; all alongside the ability to produce exclusive and accurate multi-media news and feature content to engage print and online audiences.

Benefits of working for Archant include 5 weeks annual leave and a contributory pension scheme, Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, long-service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to Group Editor, Andy Keeble via andy.keeble@archant.co.uk by September 17th 2018

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