Trainee Reporter – Newsquest (Norfolk)

Newsquest Media Group is seeking a talented trainee reporter to join our team in Norfolk.

We want an ambitious, determined, digitally skilled and versatile journalist to unearth exclusive news and focus on the issues that matter most to our readers on a lively news patch.

The right candidate will be passionate about digital storytelling, full of ideas and have a desire to come up with innovative ways of presenting stories across various platforms.

From major planning applications to powerful human-interest stories and covering everything from local politics to crime, our reporters build relationships with community leaders and hold local authorities to account.

You will ideally hold NCTJ qualifications and have 100wpm shorthand. If you have a journalism degree that is not NCTJ-accredited, we will provide additional training for you to become a fully NCTJ-qualified journalist.

You will be

  • Brimming with ideas on how to help drive the Evening News 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.
  • Comfortable with basic video filming and editing skills.

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 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 take into account any adjustments that could help you.

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