Senior Reporter – The Northern Echo (Darlington)

The Northern Echo, Newsquest’s flagship daily title, is looking for a top-class reporter to join the Great Daily of the North.

For more than 150 years The Northern Echo has been setting the agenda – holding those in authority to account, fighting for those without a voice, campaigning for change and championing our communities an exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious journalist to join our team.

You will be covering vibrant patches in County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire, where you will use your passion for storytelling to unearth amazing stories for our audiences across a number of platforms.

We are looking for an experienced reporter, but would also consider a newly qualified senior (NQJ qualified or equivalent) looking to cut their teeth on one of the biggest regional news brands in the UK. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential.

The Northern Echo and its associated titles are thriving with some of the fastest-growing digital audiences and strongest circulation figures in the industry – but at our heart is amazing journalism you can trust.

This is your chance to play a part in writing the next chapter of our history. We are offering a competitive salary and offer flexible working from home and from our office in Darlington.

If this sounds like the job for you, email your CV and a brief cover letter by September 4. Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

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 sections of the community 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 take into account any adjustments that could help you.

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