Local Democracy Reporter – Norfolk (Newsquest)

We are looking for a new local democracy reporter to cover our busy Norfolk news patch.

The role will see you hold the county’s local councils and MPs to account, and stand up for the interests of our communities.

As well as covering meetings and scouring agendas for news, we also expect you to go beyond that in your search for stories that will affect readers’ lives.

This role is for a reporter who wants to make a difference, hold power to account and champion people’s concerns and interests.

You will be based at our newsroom in Norwich and will be expected to attend council and public meetings both virtually and in person as well as to go out and talk to people.

An ability to get around the patch is therefore essential.

The local democracy reporter scheme is funded via the BBC but you will be employed by Newsquest and will be a key member of the EDP team.

Your copy will go out on a wire and will be available to various outlets, including the BBC.

This role is suitable for a qualified senior reporter or a trainee who has achieved (or is about to) their gold standard diploma including 100wpm shorthand from the NCTJ or equivalent.

Newsquest is one of the UK’s biggest newspaper and website publishers.  We can offer a competitive salary and 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

If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations, please submit your CV with a cover letter identifying why you feel this role is for you.

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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