Reporter - Lincolnshire Live (12 months maternity cover)
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 by Reach plc
Do you have what it takes to make strong contacts and uncover great stories that lead the way online and in print?
Then Lincolnshire Live wants to hear from you.
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic reporter to work at for the Sleaford Target, the Lincolnshire Echo and our website, Lincolnshire Live for a period of 12 months covering maternity leave.
Based predominantly at our Boston office, you would take the lead in providing content for the newspaper and its website from the vibrant East Coast and Wolds patch, while working as part of a larger team on Lincolnshire Live and the Lincolnshire Echo. Our ideal candidate would be imaginative, organised, with an ability to generate stories and write clean, crisp and accurate copy.
We are Reach because it's what we do.
Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.
Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.
Last year we sold 540 million newspapers, and our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, viewed by 110m unique browsers every month.
- Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written news and sports content.
- Write content in a way which engages and drives a digital and print audience.
- Build strong contacts for story-gathering within local communities.
- Be adept at social media to build audiences and communities and ensure that content is shared on social platforms.
- Possess a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines.
The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate would be imaginative, organised, with an ability to generate stories and write clean, crisp and accurate copy.
The role is suitable for a qualified senior reporter or a trainee looking to make their start in the industry. A competitive salary will be offered.
Applicants with and 100wpm shorthand would be preferred and access to your own form of transport would also be an advantage.
In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days holiday, bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.
Shortlisted candidates would be invited to take part in a day-long work trial and interview at a date to be fixed.
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