Reporter – Energy Voice – DC Thomson (Scotland)

Energy Voice, a DC Thomson brand, is expanding its Aberdeen editorial team with a role for a talented and self-starting Reporter.

With energy at the heart of the national conversation – raising questions on future resource, jobs and economics amid the climate crisis – this position will provide a talented journalist with the opportunity to break exclusives and deliver key analysis across our digital and print platforms.

Each year, more than 3.4m professionals use Energy Voice as a trusted source of breaking news and insight, investigating and reporting on what matters in oil & gas, renewables and the energy transition. As the sector continues to lead national headlines and debate, our news platform, podcasts and events have never been more crucial in helping leaders understand the key factors driving the North Sea energy transition.

We’re seeking a self-starter journalist with a nose for a story. The right candidate will have a track record of producing news for print and online. Based in Aberdeen, this hybrid role offers a blend of home and office working.

It’s an exciting time for the brand as it builds a substantial digital subscriber base and continues to serve its loyal print readership via its monthly supplement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate original stories and feature articles for online and print publications.
  • Contribute to our award-winning weekly podcast.
  • Report from energy sector events and deliver video interviews.
  • Liaise with editorial teams across other DC Thomson publications.
  • Position may require occasional moderating of Energy Voice events and production of commercial content.

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 Courier, The Press & Journal, The Sunday Post, Beano, Stylist, Puzzler, The People’s Friend, My Weekly, Pure Radio, 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.

Why join us now?

DC Thomson is on an exciting transformation journey to growth. Our brands matter to people and we are passionate about sustaining meaningful relationships with the communities these brands serve.

Focused on creating brilliant content and experiences that inspire our audiences and communities.

Qualifications and skills

  • A candidate with contacts and familiarity with the UK offshore energy sector is preferred.
  • Degree in journalism or relevant experience.

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

This is a full-time position working 35 hours per week from our Aberdeen 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

What to expect from the recruitment experience

As we move through the recruitment process, we want to get to know you, as well as help you understand the team, where we are going and how you can play a part in our future a little better.

Following an initial screening process, if you are selected to move to interview, we will introduce you to the hiring panel over email and make sure you’re clear on the outcomes of your time with them, as well as timelines for hearing any next steps.

We will also share any helpful feedback we can with you, so whether it’s the right role or not this time around, we can help each other grow.

To make sure you are supported to be at your best through the process, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application or make adjustments along the way.

Any questions?

Contact us on for more information. We’d be happy to help.

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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