Reporter – DC Thomson (Scotland)

The opportunity: 

We are looking for a diligent digital reporter to join The Press and Journal’s high-performing Live team. Reporting to the Live News Editor, you will be on the frontline of what’s happening in our communities; breaking news, chasing stories and producing high-quality content.

This full-time, hybrid role is focused on Moray and based in our Elgin office at least two days a week.

However, you must be flexible and able to travel across The Press and Journal’s news patch as needed, including to the Inverness office.

Ideally, you’ll be an experienced journalist, but we’re open to applications from candidates looking for their first job in journalism.

Accountabilities and responsibilities include:

  • Working at pace to produce clean, accurate, engaging content focused on Moray for The Press and Journal’s website and print edition
  • Being visible in our communities
  • Bringing in stories that matter to our readers and distributing them to relevant audiences
  • Making contacts and developing relationships with local organisations and individuals
  • Using data to inform and inspire story choice
  • Presenting stories in an engaging way


The ideal candidate:  

  • Is an experienced multimedia reporter, with a proven track record
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and team goals
  • Has a positive, self-starter attitude and takes initiative
  • Is knowledgeable about SEO and digital best practice
  • Has an eye for trends and spotting stories on social media
  • Is data-driven and focused on real-time analytics
  • Has detailed knowledge of the Editors’ Code of Practice, GDPR and media law
  • Holds a full GB driving licence
  • Has shorthand (preferred, but not essential)

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

At DC Thomson we are a business with a purpose – to make a positive impact on the communities we serve.

We are home to some of the world’s best-loved media brands, organised around local news and radio, companionship, kids, advocacy, energy, puzzles and hobbies.

The Press and Journal, The Courier, The Sunday Post, Beano, Stylist, Puzzler, The People’s Friend, My Weekly, bunkered, Energy Voice, Findmypast and Brightsolid are just some of the brands you might know us for.

Deeply rooted in our communities, we are investing in data, technology and talent to unlock a new level of understanding about what really matters to our customers. This is how we are shaping the future of media.

We’re changing the way we work to create a flexible, collaborative, learning-led culture that draws on expertise from across the organisation to create award-winning content and cultural moments that make audiences want to be part of our communities.

Our HQ is in Dundee and we have bases around the UK employing over 1,200 extraordinarily creative colleagues working in a mix of office/home/hybrid. They’re passionate about being part of the story of so many well-loved brands and they’re crucial to our ambitions for the company.

We’re looking for the best people to join us at DC Thomson, to share their energy, ideas and skills and be part of our story.

We believe that news is the backbone of democracy in the UK, and that DC Thomson is the best-case study for the digital transformation of regional storytelling. We are on a journey towards a sustainable digital model, having grown beyond 28,000 paying digital subscribers for our local titles. Our portfolio includes the best-selling Press & Journal, The Courier, Evening Express and Evening Telegraph, as well as the Sunday Post with its rich heritage of fearless investigative journalism and tireless national campaigning.


This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week from our Elgin Office.  We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, Gym Discount, excellent Pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

Closing date for applications is 29th April 2024

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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