Community reporter roles

Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice, and want to make a difference?

The Community News Project needs you!

A partnership between the NCTJ, Meta (formerly Facebook) and local news publishers, the project is creating 100 community reporter roles in newsrooms covering underserved communities in England, Scotland and Wales.

What will a community reporter do?

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 build and act as the point of contact for online communities by engaging with and seeking out content either written by you or from members of those communities.

You will also receive industry-leading digital journalism training for you to then share into your newsrooms, as well as the gold-standard NCTJ journalism training to become a fully-trained journalist.

Click here to read about the experiences of former CNP reporters.

What training will I undertake?

All reporters will work towards an NCTJ qualification either as a standalone qualification or as part of an apprenticeship. Recruits will either study towards the Diploma in Journalism, or the National Qualification in Journalism for those who already have the diploma.

Reporters will also attend digital skills training from Meta and receive regular, additional training support from the NCTJ.

Current vacancies

Applications for further vacancies will open in early 2022. Check back here to search for positions.