Reporter – Newsquest (Gloucestershire/Wiltshire)

We are looking for a new reporter to join our Gloucestershire newsroom.

Reporting for the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard, you will primarily be covering the town of Cirencester and its surrounding villages.

Cirencester, a thriving market town in the beautiful Cotswold district, is a popular tourist attraction.

The role requires someone who is willing to get out and about as much as possible, is able to make good contacts and who wants to establish themselves at the heart of the community.

You will be reporting on everything from local shops and businesses, community events, crime, human interest stories and local politics.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that also produces the Stroud News & Journal and Gloucestershire Gazette from our office in the centre of Stroud.

We believe in being out and about in the community as much as possible and our reporters attend news events throughout the day, reporting 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 engaging copy.

We will consider trainee reporters looking for their first newsroom role but would also welcome senior journalists.

As always, our reporting roles involve weekend work and early and late shifts 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.

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.

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 and 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.

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.

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