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Trainee Reporter

Salary Depending on experience
Location Colchester
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This is a Permanent, vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The Gazette is looking for a talented reporter to unearth the best breaking news, features, leisure and trending stories on a lively news and sports patch in Essex.

We need a journalist who can help us tell the stories our audiences care about - from crime and court to human interest tales, while also championing our town and the people who live here.

You will be a self-starting, hard-working journalist, full of ideas about how to source and produce the best articles and get the most out of them digitally.

You will be willing to embrace the latest digital techniques, produce live blogs and videos, and immerse yourself in social media to dig out the exclusive stories we are looking for.

Getting out into the community is essential to developing relationships, attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate and engaging copy for our various online and social platforms are essential requirements of the job.

The role is primarily based at our office in Colchester but with some remote and in-the-field work, including out-of-hours.

It would ideally suit a recently qualified trainee, preferably with gold standard NCTJ preliminary qualifications or equivalent, including 100wpm shorthand.

A driving licence is essential, as is access to a car.

Please apply now and send your CV and a cover letter, explaining why you want to work for the Gazette (Colchester) and associated Essex websites/paid-for weekly papers by clicking Apply Now 

The closing date for applications is Friday, July 12th. 

Please note that applications will be considered as they are submitted.

Newsquest is a media company with a difference.

We are committed to bringing a voice to your region by investing in a passionate team of journalists who proudly serve their communities by sharing authoritative news that readers trust.

As well as dedicated sales teams which provide local businesses with highly responsive digital advertising and marketing solutions.

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 consider any adjustments that could help you.

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