A partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the NCTJ, the Community News Project is creating around 82 new community reporter roles in newsrooms around underserved areas in England, Scotland and Wales.
Jobs will be available straight away, but can also be held open for accepted applicants until they finish their NCTJ studies
Community reporter - TeessideLive
Closing date: 15 November 2019
Reach plc are looking to hire a reporter to work from the TeessideLive newsroom in Middlesbrough on a two-year fixed term contract.
Previous journalism experience or education is not essential. We want people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference in local communities. We’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.
You will receive industry-leading digital journalism training to then share into your newsrooms, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully-trained journalist. Training will be provided in London so you must be flexible for some trips to the capital.
As a community reporter, your main role will be to engage with people in specific communities to curate, collate and create content relevant to them. You will take responsibility for developing relationships with new communities, focusing on a named community each quarter, generating stories which re-engage communities with your local news provider.