Trainee Multimedia Reporter, The Kentish Gazette (The KM Group)

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Location: Canterbury, Kent
Salary details: £17,085-£18,455pa

The Kentish Gazette is looking for someone with the talent and ambition to join our dynamic team of reporters.

You’ll be self-driven, hard-working and enthusiastic, and have a genuine hunger to learn and develop.

Working out of our Canterbury office, you’ll be required to produce original, engaging and thought-provoking stories for not just our newspapers, but our award-winning websites, radio station and TV channel.

We’re a truly multimedia outfit, so you’ll feel comfortable taking video, recording audio and enhancing your stories for our growing digital audience.

We’re looking for someone who’ll strive to have their stories on the front of our papers and at the top of the KentOnline homepage.

You’ll know how to follow analytics and trends to help cultivate content you know people want to read.

It’s often said a reporter is only as good as their contacts, so you’ll be keen to quickly get stuck into the patch and build relationships with trusted sources you can rely on for an exclusive tale or valued information.

You should also be familiar with other forms of newsgathering, including submitting FOIs, monitoring relevant social media groups and poring over jargon-heaving council agendas.

Reporting is by no means a 9-5 job, so you’ll understand the importance of covering meetings, events and breaking news outside of ‘normal’ office hours.

You must have a concise writing style, excellent spelling and grammar, and a confident phone manner.

An interest in, and knowledge of, politics and healthcare would be an advantage.

This full-time position would suit a graduate with a relevant degree or diploma course looking to start their career in journalism.

The ideal candidate will be NCTJ-qualified and have 100wpm shorthand. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

Email the editor at with a covering letter and CV before June 17.

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