Advert / Media / Entertainment

Community Reporter

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Job Introduction
Do you care about your community and wish it had a louder voice? Do you live in Stoke on Trent and feel your community is currently underrepresented? If so, this could be the perfect job opportunity for you.

StokeonTrentLive is looking to take on and train a new journalist to work alongside our team of reporters in the newsroom.

As part of our groundbreaking partnership with Facebook and the NCTJ, we are looking to employ an enthusiastic and driven person who is passionate about creating content about the things that matter to their community.

The best bit about this role? You don’t need to have any previous journalism experience or training to apply! We want people who care about where we live and we’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.

So, who are we?

StokeonTrentLive is part of Reach plc. You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

Key Responsibilities
What will the role involve?

  • Engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them
  • Take responsibility for developing relationships with new communities, focusing on a named community each quarter, generating stories which re-engage communities with your local news provider
  • Publish packages of content to a high standard, writing headlines and uploading words, pictures, video and audio that you have sourced
  • Provide insight to the wider newsroom about the issues and concerns of specific communities will be an important part of the role

The Ideal Candidate
What are we looking for?

  • You will have at least 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English
  • A driving licence is preferable
  • You will be creative individual and be passionate about news
  • We also welcome people who are doing a completely different job – and want to make a career change to become a journalist

Package Description
What can we offer you?

  • Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Giving back day- an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
  • Enhanced family leave- including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
  • Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Reach plc believes 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.

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency