Jobs in regional journalism — May 8 hiring board

Every week, dozens of new jobs become available in regional newsrooms. Here’s a pick of this week’s jobs on offer:

Reporters — Kent Messenger Group

Love breaking news? Looking for a fresh challenge for the new year? This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

KM Media Group is one of the UK’s biggest independent publishers and now we are looking for reporters with a thirst for news to join our team.

Our portfolio includes KentOnline — the UK’s fastest-growing regional news network — and the Kent Messenger, the current UK weekly newspaper of the year.

Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to learn radio and television skills on our kmfm and KMTV platforms.

We are interested in hearing from you whether you are a senior reporter or a trainee. We are looking for people with a strong news sense, the flexibility to thrive in an environment where news breaks around the clock and the appetite to learn new skills in a unique publishing environment.

A full driving licence is required.

If you think you are up to the challenge, Simply click to apply, complete the online application, as well as uploading your CV.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Trainee & Senior Reporters, Suffolk

Would you like a role in one of the most lively, innovative and forward-thinking news teams in the east, working for some of the country’s best and brightest daily and weekly newspapers and websites? If so, then we want to hear from you.

The East Anglian Daily Times is respected for its balanced perspective and renowned for exacting writing and sharp photography, delivering local, national and international news and sport to tens of thousands of readers across Suffolk and north Essex.

We’re looking for trainee and senior reporters to join the news team for the EADT and its sister paper the Ipswich Star, contributing to our print titles, their ever-growing websites and a host of successful weekly publications and websites.

These full-time roles would suit someone who has a passion for news and has perhaps cut their teeth on a good weekly paper and is looking to move into quality daily journalism or someone already on a daily newspaper looking for a fresh challenge.

You will have:

* A formal journalistic qualification (full NCTJ including 100 wpm shorthand minimum for trainees, seniors at NQJ level 5 or equivalent)

* At least two years’ recent reporting experience on a daily or weekly newspaper (for seniors)

* Excellent news judgement

* Lots of ideas for print and digital platforms

* A good knowledge of Suffolk

* The ability to produce sparkling copy for our newspapers and websites

You will be working on the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Star and relevant weekly publications and their associated websites.

To apply, please email your completed application to For any queries contact Jane Berry, HR Advisor on 01473 324865.

Closing date for receiving completed applications is 18 May 2018.

Content and Audience editors (x2), Swindon

We are looking for two creative newsroom leaders who are passionate about news, both in print and digital.

You will need to be able to direct our team of excellent reporters and be happy to help coach our trainees.

You will understand what makes a compelling and engaging story and how to build a great newslist for print and online, write a great headline for all platforms and know what it takes to turn a press release into something readers actually want to share.

You do not need production experience but you do need to be willing to learn about and get involved in the production of top quality local content for online and for print.

This is an ideal chance for a senior/chief reporter who wants to take the next step, or a content editor/content manager who wants to put their news skills to greater use.

Sounds like you…? Then please send your application to by Friday, May 18th.

Trends Writer — Reachplc East Midlands

We are looking for a Trends Writer to join our East Midlands Digital Development Unit (DDU).

​The DDU provides compelling and useful content to our audience through three of the UK’s biggest regional news organisations — the Leicester Mercury, Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post.

If you’re the sort of person who knows what people are talking about before it trends on social media or are fascinated by what people search for in Google then this job could be for you.

Location: Leicester, although you will be expected to travel to our Nottingham and Derby offices when required

About the Company

Trinity Mirror plc, has an award-winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products and is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies employing more than six thousand people across more than sixty locations around the country.

None of this would be possible without our dedicated employees driving the business forward.

This role would be ideally suited for a self-motivated individual with experience in a similar environment. You will have proven experience of working on SEO campaigns that have delivered tangible results, working knowledge of Google Analytics or other Web Analytics packages.

You will:

  • Maximise opportunities for audience engagement and interaction
  • Have an understanding of analytics and search trends, and organise content responsively
  • Have a working knowledge of SEO, and experience writing content to appeal to search engines
  • Be aware of and appreciate how people use the internet to find information
  • Use audience tools to produce content with clear trending — search and social — opportunities
  • Assist with long-term planning and produce content ahead of major events
  • Write about multiple topics and stories across the day, where audience determines
  • Pitch your own ideas in line with our brands
  • Take direction from the DDU Editor and Deputy DDU Editor over content creation and scheduling

For more information on this role, click here

Digital Reporter, The News, Portsmouth

The News is looking for a digitally-focused journalist to join our busy newsroom in Portsmouth.

As well as creating relevant and engaging content for our website, you will play a central role in managing our social media channels and understanding what it takes to grow our digital audience.

Reporting to our Head of Digital you will already be working in a newsroom and so will be able to show you are full of ideas, passionate about digital journalism and with a willingness to learn.

Applications with a CV should be sent to Kieran Davey, Head of Digital, to



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