Journalist – DC Thomson (Scotland)

The opportunity

Reporting to the North Team Leader, you’ll be part of a high-performing team working from our Inverness office.

The north of Scotland is a unique part of the world and has its own news agenda. From the immense popularity of the NC500 to the housing crisis hitting the Highlands and islands, we need to cover these issues through the eyes of the communities affected.

If you know that a shop closure in Inverness can make or break the high street, or that only Elgin folk are allowed to (affectionately) laugh at the Dandy Lion, then you might be the one for us.

From ferries to road dualling, we need someone able to get in among our communities and tell the human stories behind these issues.


You need to:

  • Be a journalist with newsroom experience or a graduate who can find their own stories
  • Be a talented writer able to produce engaging and informative copy
  • Be passionate about the Highlands, islands and Moray
  • Have the digital skills to tell the story the best way using video and audio and to reach the right audience using SEO and social media
  • Use data to inform and inspire story choice
  • Have a full driving licence
  • Have working shorthand
  • Have knowledge of media law, the IPSO Editor’s Code of Practice, and GDPR
  • Have a positive, self-starter attitude and takes initiative

At DC Thomson we are a business with a purpose – to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

We are home to some of the world’s best loved media brands, organised around local news and radio, companionship, kids, advocacy, energy, puzzles and hobbies.

The Courier, The Press & Journal, The Sunday Post, Beano, Stylist, Puzzler, The People’s Friend, My Weekly, Pure Radio, bunkered, Energy Voice, Findmypast and Brightsolid are just some of the brands you might know us for.

Deeply rooted in our communities, we are investing in data, technology and talent to unlock a new level of understanding about what really matters to our customers. This is how we are shaping the future of media.

We’re changing the way we work to create a flexible, collaborative, learning-led culture that draws on expertise from across the organisation to create award-winning content and cultural moments that make audiences want to be part of our communities.

Our HQ is in Dundee and we have bases around the UK employing over 1,200 extraordinarily creative colleagues working in a mix of office/home/hybrid. They’re passionate about being part of the story of so many well-loved brands and they’re crucial to our ambitions for the company.

We’re looking for the best people to join us at DC Thomson, to share their energy, ideas and skills and be part of our story.

Why join us now?

DC Thomson is on an exciting transformation journey to growth. Our brands matter to people and we are passionate about sustaining meaningful relationships with the communities these brands serve.

Focused on creating brilliant content and experiences that inspire our audiences and communities.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time position working 35 hours per week from our Inverness Office.  We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, Gym Discount, excellent Pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

What to expect from the recruitment experience

As we move through the recruitment process, we want to get to know you, as well as help you understand the team, where we are going and how you can play a part in our future a little better.

Following an initial screening process, if you are selected to move to interview, we will introduce you to the hiring panel over email and make sure you’re clear on the outcomes of your time with them, as well as timelines for hearing any next steps.

We will also share any helpful feedback we can with you, so whether it’s the right role or not this time around, we can help each other grow.

To make sure you are supported to be at your best through the process, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application or make adjustments along the way.

Any questions?

Contact us on for more information. We’d be happy to help.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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