Senior Reporter

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Full Time
  • Post Date: September 18, 2019
Job Description

Bristol Live and the Bristol Post is seeking to recruit a talented digital senior reporter who is brimming with ideas to join our team.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a newsroom full of talented, self-driven journalists. You will be able to deliver compelling content that engages with our audience across a wide range of online platforms.

We are looking for someone with not only first class digital and social media skills but also a good communicator who can get into the heart of our communities bringing in exclusive stories and investigations which matter to our readers.

We are Reach because it’s what we do.

Every day our newsbrands – national and regional, in print and online – reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK’s largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.
Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5.8 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Telling stories through pictures, video, audio, live blogs and other interactive digital storytelling tools, using innovative
  • techniques that grow audiences and engagement
  • a ‘right-first-time’ approach to all content and have a pedantic attitude to accuracy
  • Identifying breaking news by utilising social media as a way to quickly establish further factual information that will support stories
  • Using a range of digital formats that will enhance coverage and increase brand visibility
  • Providing live coverage of news and events for live blogs and breaking news as required
  • Writing content responsively, driven by analytics to deliver on audience trends
  • responsibility for a content theme such as a geographic area, campaign or another area of interest, as directed
  • Effectively build strong contacts for story-gathering in local communities

Ideal Candidate

  • You’ll possess an NCTJ-accredited Journalism qualification
  • 1-2 years experience working on a newspaper
  • Understanding of digital publishing including SEO
  • Solid understanding of social media and comfortable using social publishing tools
  • Up-to-date legal and IPSO code knowledge
  • Full driving licence.
  • You will be motivated by the challenge of producing stories ready for digital audience spikes

Package Description
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry’s PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don’t delay in submitting your application.