Community reporter – The Northumberland Gazette (Northumberland)

Do you care about what goes on around you in Northumberland and wish your community had a louder voice?

If so, then this could be the job for you.

The Northumberland Gazette is looking to hire a community news reporter on an 18-month fixed term contract.

The community news reporter project is a partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – and 82 similar roles have already been created around the UK.

Previous journalism experience or education is helpful but not essential. We want people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference.

Your main role will be to engage with people in north Northumberland to curate, collate and create content relevant to them. You will also build and act as the point of contact for online communities by engaging with and seeking out content either written by you or from members of those communities.

You will receive training from the NCTJ which will enable you to achieve a Diploma in Journalism, the qualification that editors look for when recruiting a trainee journalist. To qualify, you need to have at least 5 GCSEs, with maths and English at a C or above (or equivalent).

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don’t delay in submitting yours.

If you feel this job is for you, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job to Contact Northumberland Gazette editor Ian Smith via by Wednesday, June 14.

Please note there is a requirement that you must be residing in the UK for this role.

National World is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment as an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. Consideration will be given to flexible working and job share options for all roles.

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