Reporter - BristolLive - #374870

Reach


Date: Jul 6, 2022
City: Chilcompton, England
Contract type: Full time
Reach

Do you have a passion for news? Can you tell a great story? Are you someone who loves talking to people from all walks of life - from the man or woman in the street to politicians and celebrities? Do you have what it takes to tell all types of stories in a captivating way?


If so, then we have the position for you. BristolLive, Bristol's biggest, dedicated news site, is looking for a reporter. It's a fantastic, dynamic team committed to telling the stories that matter to our audience. For any journalist - from a trainee looking to land their first position in the industry, to a seasoned reporter looking to get their teeth into a terrific patch - this position is a great opportunity.


We’re looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives from people from a wide range of backgrounds, and we want you to tell us the stories you believe are important from our many communities so we can continue to diversify our content.


So, who are we?


We are Reach Plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.


Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.


This role is home based however due to the nature of the role, you will need to be based in Bristol.




Key Responsibilities

What will the role involve?



  • You will be living and breathing news, current affairs and real life stories

  • You will know the power of words, pictures, video and social media and understand how to use them to maximum effect

  • You are bold and confident, comfortable meeting people face to face and can develop a strong contacts book

  • You will have an instinct for a good story, bring in your own exclusives and set the day's news agenda

  • You will turn your hand to multiple styles - from hard news investigations to features and profile pieces

  • You will know what readers want, and know how to find, develop and create the kind of content that's relevant to our ever-growing audience

  • This role includes weekend working, this will typically involve 1 weekend in every 4




The Ideal Candidate

Who are we looking for?



  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree and knowledge of media law

  • Strong digital publishing skills with advanced social media skills

  • A passion for digital storytelling and excellent communication skills

  • Sound knowledge of IPSO guidelines

  • A driving licence




Package Description

What can we offer you?


We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;



  • Help saving for your retirement - join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%

  • 25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme

  • Giving back day - an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart

  • Enhanced family leave - including maternity, paternity and adoption - and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment

  • Private Healthcare Cash Plan - free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses

  • As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive

  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus

  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes

  • We are also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels




Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.




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