Journalist – The National (Glasgow)

The National is looking for a journalist who lives and breathes Scottish politics to join the team at one of the fastest-growing newspapers in the country.

You will be expected to deliver exclusive news stories that set the agenda, work within a small team to deliver content that will drive subscriptions, and print sales, and help us reach new audiences.

As we are a digital-first operation, you will be a digital native – someone who knows how to tell stories creatively for an online audience of millions of people, and 10,000 digital subscribers, every month.

Experience working in audio or video formats and with data, and using social media at a professional level, would be helpful, but not necessary.

You’ll be able to provide expert analysis and opinion on the latest twists and turns in Scotland’s news cycle, explaining to our audiences why developments matter. A strong knowledge of Scottish current affairs and the constitutional question is required, and your contacts book will be packed with interesting people who want to talk about Scotland’s present and future.

Experience working in a national newsroom is desirable, and an up-to-date qualification in Scots law and knowledge of all levels of government is essential.

Candidates should be able to work from our Glasgow office at least three days a week. Salary depends on experience.

To be considered, send your CV and cover letter by clicking Apply now.

Newsquest Media Group is one of the UK’s largest newspaper and website publishers.  As well as a competitive salary, we also offer generous benefits including:

  • Contributory Pension
  • Perks & Discounts at various retail outlets
  • Opportunities for team building and training days
  • 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off.
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training, and personal performance reviews
  • Discount Vouchers
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Mental Health Support via Lifeworks
  • Eye test vouchers plus £50 towards new glasses.
  • Annual Volunteer Charity Day

Newsquest Media Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all community sections regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Our recruitment process will consist of various stages and activities, as part of our commitment to fairness to all applicants, we will consider any adjustments that could help you.

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