Is storytelling your passion? Do you want to inform and promote your community, working for a leading media group as you advance your career in journalism?
Clear Sky Publishing is looking for a multimedia journalist in Torbay. This role will provide content, online and in print for our leading Devon titles, North Devon Gazette, Torbay Weekly, The Moorlander, Exeter Living and Exeter Tomorrow and their associated websites.
Clear Sky Publishing is a local media business with Devon at its heart. We want people to feel good about the place that they live and work, and to be able to have a positive impact on their everyday lives. We employ professional writers to be the voice of the community. Our objective is to inform and inspire and to be at the heart of that inspiring community. In the words of Jodie Jackson, we aim for “Rigorous journalism reporting on progress”.
About the role
As a multimedia journalist you will source at least seven pieces of original content per day that is unique to your geography. You’ll also supplement this with 20 pieces of written content per day including press releases, public notice, results or court announcements. It’s a great opportunity to hone your skills and deliver on your passion for writing, and as part of the role you’ll:
- Develop a database of local contacts who will prove imperative to news gathering
- Understand the principles of AI and Chat GPT et al and how they can make the process of content gathering more extensive
- Develop skills and knowledge in growing audiences from all sources and in the way content is delivered
- Gain an understanding and appreciation of all relevant libel, privacy and data protection legislation that will impact your role.
The preferred candidate should have relevant higher education qualification and/or experience in a similar role and demonstrate a strong work ethic. You must have a strong understanding of digital/print content and be adept at interviewing individuals, whether they be local sports stars or members of the public. Proficiency in using content management systems and publishing systems would also be an advantage, but familiarisation and training will be provided. The ability to work under pressure in a performance driven environment, and to possess a can-do attitude and adaptability are essential.
Your drive to break the news, to be first with the story, should be things that make this a compelling role. So if you are a self-starter with excellent reporting skills and an eye for engaging content, we want you to join us.
Attractive salary and industry leading holiday entitlements are available for the right candidate.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org including a covering letter, CV and also welcome are samples of your work. Please quote NCTJ on your application.