News Reporter, Pink News

Location: London
Salary details: £26-32,000
Closes: 21/08/2022
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PinkNews is the world’s largest and most influential LGBTQ+ media brand, reaching a global audience of more than 60 million unique users per month across our website, socials and app. Our mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves. Throughout our 17 year history, we have supported and campaigned for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, helping to deliver transformative change in the UK and worldwide.

As we continue to grow and diversify our content output we are seeking a News Reporter to join our dynamic and award-winning newsroom. The role will encompass writing everything from breaking news, features and interviews, and ensuring PinkNews remains at the forefront of publishing global LGBTQ+ news and content.

This is an exciting time to join our team where no two days are the same. We deliver quality journalism and original content across all platforms to a global audience. We are dedicated to achieving global equality for LGBTQ+ people by informing, engaging and empowering our customers through award-winning content, live events and bespoke products and services.

As PinkNews expands on to new platforms and into new territories, we expect our content to deepen our relationship with the tens of millions of people who engage with our content every month as well as establishing relationships with a whole new audience — and our newsroom is central to this mission.

Main Responsibilities

  • Produce first class news content and respond quickly and reflexively to the daily news cycle
  • Source and write high quality exclusive news stories relevant to our readers
  • Cultivate and manage influential sources to maintain a flow of original news stories
  • Work collaboratively with the wider PinkNews team to identify relevant stories for our platforms including; Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube
  • Strong knowledge of media law, checking stories for accuracy and ensuring reporting is in line with the PinkNews values and tone of voice
  • Work with the audience team to ensure that your stories are optimised to reach wider audiences
  • Keep up to date with industry trends, finding innovative ways to enhance performance across our website

General:

Work in keeping with the PinkNews Values:

  • We are INCLUSIVE
  • We are INNOVATIVE
  • We have INTEGRITY
  • We are editorially and commercially INDEPENDENT
  • To act as an ambassador for the brand and promote the PinkNews mission to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves

Key Skills and Experience

  • NCTJ with experience OR a minimum of three years experience working in a fast-paced news room
  • A passion for LGBTQ+ content and a belief in equality for all
  • Ability to identify, pitch and write original and engaging stories
  • An understanding of SEO and publishing to a social audience
  • A proven track record of agenda-setting journalism and high quality exclusive reporting

The Package

  • Salary ranging from £26,000 – £32,000 DOE
  • 32 days annual leave pro rata, including bank holidays
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • 24/7 access to mental health support
  • Instant access to regular counselling & therapy sessions, booked directly through Slack
  • Unlimited access to our wellbeing and mental health resource centre
  • Instant access to independent financial, legal and other advice for you and family members
  • Fully funded socials, activities and away days
  • Funded training and development opportunities
  • Monthly team awards
  • Progressive workplace policies including Transitioning At Work
  • Commitment to hybrid working
  • NEST Pension
  • Macbook, home office equipment
  • Mental Health First Aiders (training available)
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