Trainee Live Journalist

Competitive depending on Experience
27 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
J - 1032
Kaleigh Bullivant
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a trainee reporter to further build on our unrivaled local reputation.  
Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story?
Do you want to be part of the collaborative team delivering quality,trusted local news around the clock to all our titles?
​​​​​​​You will have a willingness to learn,develop and embrace change in an exciting and fast-paced team.
Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great digital content - and you will always want to be first with the latest news for the Halifax Courier.
Who we are looking for:
  • Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding of SEO
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content trends and come up with original content ideas
  • Understand how to optimise content for search
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan ahead
  • Be flexible, working shift patterns and on weekends
  • Have a natural understanding of social media and how it can be best used to communicate with our readers
  • Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy
  • A team player: able to work closely with digital colleagues specialising in data, analytics, video production and social media
  • Experience of working in a newsroom, agency or on a digital platform
  • An understanding of how tone impacts brand values
  • Previous experience of using a website content management system
  • Understanding of SEO principles and best practice
  • Familiarity with basic photo editing tools
  • Good interview skills and a tenacity to find the right person to talk to
  • A good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice
  • NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience
  • Strong writer, storyteller and communicator

JPIMedia is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce.  We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.  We encourage and consider flexible working arrangements for all roles.