Reporter – Haverfordwest (Newsquest)

The Western Telegraph is looking for a new reporter to join its busy newsroom.

You will be part of a team that produces the Western Telegraph – a weekly newspaper with a rapidly growing digital audience – as well as the Tivyside Advertiser and South Wales Guardian.

Our friendly newsroom is an ideal place to start or continue your career in journalism.

Pembrokeshire is a beautiful county with plenty to offer, from its stunning beaches to lively towns with plenty of bars, restaurants and activity centres.

We believe in being out and about in the community as much as possible.

Our reporters attend news events throughout the day, reporting on them for our website, social media feeds and print pages.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver Facebook Lives, be comfortable creating videos and photographs and also be able to file clean, accurate enticing copy.

This exciting role involves reporting on everything from breaking news to High Street shop openings, drug raids, local events and court stories, to human interest stories. We cover it all!

The role is suited to a trainee who has completed their NCTJ diploma or a qualified reporter looking for their next step. Applicants without an NCTJ diploma will also be considered.

It will involve weekend work on a rota basis. Please note candidates must have a driving licence and access to a car.

Our reporters are expected to meet audience goals, which means learning how to find a good story, tell it across different platforms, and get it in front of more people through social media and SEO.

Whether you see yourself as a budding patch reporter eager to make new contacts or a Crowdtangle whizz, we’ll show you how to develop and present your stories to make them a must-read and give you the on-the-job training and support needed to help you become a first-class senior reporter on top titles, working for one of the UK’s biggest news publishers.

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you’re the best person for the job.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received so submit your details as soon as possible.

Newsquest is one of the UK’s biggest newspaper and website publishers.  We can offer a competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Contributory Pension
  • Perks & Discounts at various retail outlets
  • Opportunities for team building and training days
  • 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off.
  • 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

If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations, please submit your CV with a cover letter identifying why you feel this role is for you.

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 consider any adjustments that could help you.

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