Trainee Multimedia Reporter – Tavistock

The Tavistock Times Series is looking for a full-time multimedia reporter to join our passionate newsroom. It is an exciting time to join us, as we accelerate our digital growth and explore new opportunities, from video to AI.

If you’re passionate about story-telling and content production, about telling the stories that matter to the communities you serve, then we want to hear from you. From TikTok to X, videos to podcasts, live blogs to weekly newspapers, we want to bring our audience the news in the way that suits the story.

You will ideally have completed an NCTJ-accredited journalism course, and we will help support you as part of our career pathway to help qualify as a senior reporter.

Tindle Newspapers, owners of the Tavistock Times Series, is a family-owned, independent news group which prides itself on retaining offices within our circulation areas, and so you will be working alongside colleagues to produce both our popular weekly newspaper titles as well as driving our growing websites.

Primary Tasks

  • Produce multimedia content across all subject areas, with a focus on helping to deliver the agreed digital editorial strategy
  • Use data and analytics to drive the type of content produced, with the aim of increasing page views and engagement
  • Create desired volume and quality of content for the requirement of our printed brands
  • Grow and develop the brand’s presence within the community through the cultivation of contacts, helping cement our position as the go-to source of trusted and up-to-date local news

Key Responsibilities

  • Have a digital-first mindset, ensuring all content is produced for online first with consideration given on the timing of when articles are published
  • Produce hyperlocal and engaging digital content, including ‘today’ stories, social media posts and videos, live blogs and native video content
  • Be an active participant in and a promoter of all forms of social media – both personally and on behalf of your brand – including exploring new platforms as they emerge
  • Produce engaging content which can be successfully monetised
  • Attend, when necessary or instructed, events or meetings during evenings, weekends or bank holidays
  • Meet minimum requirements for story / video / picture / live blog uploads
  • Develop contacts within the community/ communities you cover to produce exclusive multimedia content and ensure your titles are first with the news
  • Take personal responsibility for driving the digital growth of your content
  • Use analytics to help drive content production, with a firm understanding of how well your stories have performed
  • Maximise interaction with online users and readers
  • Participate in the Career Pathway, completing all mandatory training
  • Produce content that is legally sound and complies with the Editors’ Code of Practice

Experience and qualifications

  • Journalism degree or diploma or equivalent is essential
  • Media Studies qualification or NCTJ recognised qualification is desirable
  • Print and digital experience, including social media is essential
  • Diver’s license is essential

In return, you will get to work in a business that still values local news and a chance to develop your career in a respected multimedia company where the local community is at the heart of what we do. We offer a competitive salary starting from £20,069 per year DOE, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, enhanced sick pay, and access to NEST Pension.

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