The award-winning Bucks Free Press is hiring a politics reporter to cover the local authority in the county of Buckinghamshire.
This role will see you hold local authorities and politicians to account and stand up for the local people.
As well as covering council meetings and scouring agenda papers for the biggest news affecting the public, you will also go beyond that and produce original journalism about how council services impact people’s lives.
This is for a reporter who wants to make a difference, hold power to account and champion people’s concerns and issues.
It is a lively patch, covering the areas of High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and everything in between.
The role will be a mixture of home and office work based at our newsroom in High Wycombe.
You will be expected to attend council meetings both virtually and in person, as well as go out to talk to people, so the ability to get around the patch is essential.
The local democracy reporter scheme is funded via the BBC but you will be employed by Newsquest and be a valued part of the Bucks Free Press team. Your copy will go out on a wire and 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 working towards their gold standard diploma.
To apply, email your CV with a cover letter by applying online by August 10.
Applications are being reviewed continually so please apply as soon as possible.
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:
- 25 days of annual leave, statutory bank holidays and your birthday day off!
- Contributory Pension
- Perks & Discounts at various retail outlets
- Opportunities for team building and training days
- 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 take into account any adjustments that could help you.