Reporter – Newsquest (Basildon)

We’re looking for trainee or senior reporters who have what it takes to join a dynamic reporting team in Southend and Basildon.

No day is the same covering this busy news patch where you will be part of a dedicated team setting the agenda with a fast-paced, accurate response to the news that truly matters to our audiences.

This role will see you live blogging a breaking incident one minute, picking up on a story that will fly on social the next or working on high-performing evergreen content that means people frequently return to our websites.

We’re interested in hearing from ambitious NCTJ-qualified reporters who want to start their careers on this exciting patch in south Essex. You will be given training and support to help you progress within the company.

Senior reporters should have 100 words per minute shorthand and a full senior NQJ qualification or equivalent.

Our office is based in Basildon, however, the job will involve regular work on patch.

You will be fast, first and accurate and work alongside like-minded reporters publishing stories across our website and social media platforms while working on more in-depth stories in the background covering a range of topics.

You will get support in optimising content for social and search audiences and be required to work within IPSO regulations and legal and ethical guidelines.

Reporters will be expected to join a rota system involving some weekend work, however this is not too intrusive.

Newsquest offers its employees a range of benefits and perks including various discounts on gym memberships, holidays and cinema tickets, as well as your birthday off and bonuses for hitting individual page view targets.

If you are interested, please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter outlining why you are the right person for the job.

We will be considering applications and holding interviews on a rolling basis, so do not delay applying if you are interested.

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:

  • 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

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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