Trainee multimedia journalist – Newsquest [Carlisle]

The News and Star is looking for a talented digital reporter to join our busy and friendly team. We want an ambitious, digitally skilled, versatile journalist to unearth the best breaking news and features on a lively patch.

The right candidate will be passionate about digital storytelling, hard-working, full of ideas and desire to develop innovative ways of presenting stories across various platforms. A big part of the job will also involve immersing yourself in social media, developing relationships, and understanding what matters to the community.

We want to tell the stories our audiences care about, championing the best of our local communities, telling powerful human-interest stories and covering everything from local politics to crime.  You will have a journalism degree and ideally hold NCTJ qualifications with 100wpm shorthand: you may be beginning your career in journalism or be a fully qualified senior reporter.

If you have a journalism degree that is not NCTJ-accredited, we will provide relevant additional training needed to become a fully NCTJ-qualified journalist.

A driving licence is essential, as is access to a car. The successful candidate would be based at our office in Carlisle.

You will be:

  • Brimming with ideas on how to help drive the News and Star forward in print and online
  • A digital native, with digital storytelling at the forefront of all you do
  • Excellent at developing relationships with key contacts to improve coverage
  • Driven to succeed using the digital analytics tools at your disposal
  • A self-starter, brilliant with time management

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining why you’re the best person for the job. The closing date is Friday, July 12th.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received so submit your details as soon as possible.

Newsquest is a media company with a difference.

We are committed to bringing a voice to your region by investing in a passionate team of journalists who proudly serve their communities by sharing authoritative news that readers trust.

As well as dedicated sales teams which provide local businesses with highly responsive digital advertising and marketing solutions.

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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